Rejecting any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, the General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/60/7) by consensus condemning “without reserve” all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur.
The resolution declared that the United Nations would designate 27 January — the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp — as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and urged Member States to develop educational programmes to instil the memory of the tragedy in future generations to prevent genocide from occurring again. It requested the United Nations Secretary-General to establish an outreach programme on the “Holocaust and the United Nations”, as well as institute measures to mobilise civil society for Holocaust remembrance and education, in order to help prevent future acts of genocide.
At MTC Learning we have commemorated the event and remembered the victims. The movie “The boy with the striped pyjamas was shown followed by 2 minutes silence.
A truly amazing session run in a diverse community center. No one should ever forget and we must all learn from these tragic events.