Yom Ha Shoah
Did You Know that April 15 is Holocaust Remembrance Day? It is crucial that the world not forget or minimize the evil of the Holocaust. There is truth to the saying “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
Many have sought to deny that the Holocaust occurred, rewriting history to cover this immense evil. Holocaust denial dates back to the Holocaust itself when, as the war drew to an end, Nazis attempted to destroy the evidence of the death camps. A brief “History of Holocaust Denial” can be found at http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/denial brief.html
Holocaust denial is the attempt of people who hate Jews to create a false reality in which their hatred can be perpetuated with impunity. It serves as a tragic reminder that the greater the sin, the greater the temptation to shift blame and attempt to appear innocent. While most of those who were responsible for the Holocaust are gone, their spirit lives on in those who deny or minimize the Holocaust.
In January 2007, the United States presented to the United Nations General Assembly a resolution condemning Holocaust denial.