Do we Remember the Holocaust?

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Ghosts of the Holocaust Live on.

By Surbhi Jain

Bengaluru, March 19, 2019

A poll link was conducted in April by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, which revealed that even today, 20 percent of people between the ages of 18 to 34 have never heard of the Holocaust.

A Camp at Auschwitz

Debkonya Ghosh, a 22 year-old  Masters student in English Literature  from Calcutta University mentioned, “The way the Jews were massively killed with Hitler being in power during that time changed the global scenario as far as the international political front is concerned. This was Hitler’s ideology of building a superior race.”

Somesh Chowdary, a Bachelor in commerce graduate from Calcutta University said, “The Holocaust was a genocide in the second World War where over six million European Jews were killed.”

He also added, “Although it is not happening today, the ghosts of it still linger. This cannot be expected to fade away that easily even if decades have passed.”

Dr Samuel Kassow, a Charles Northam Professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut was born in a displaced camp in Germany  because his mother survived,  hiding in a cave underneath the barn on his family’s farm.

The World Jewish Congress has also launched a global campaign encouraging millions of people to speak out on social media to raise awareness about the Holocaust. The campaign focuses on calling people from different parts of the world to sign up saying “We Remember” ,and has asked people to post it on social media using the hashtag #WeRemember. The campaign reached more than 650 million people worldwide in 2018.

A Global Solidarity Campaign

The campaign also focuses on making people aware of how the largest concentration camp complex  in Europe,  Auschwitz Birkenau has been preserved as a memorial site for the people who were persecuted by the Nazis. It has been preserved because it portrays the signification of the historical disaster of the largest killing centre that was built to implement the Jewish genocide.

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