It’s important to hear the stories and fight the hate.
By Bobby Ross Jr. | Religion Unplugged
It’s Jan. 27, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Today’s commemoration marks the 78th anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The United Nations “urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.”
Telling their stories: Toby Levy, now 89, was one of only 31 survivors in the town of Chodorow — then a part of Poland, now Ukraine.
“Like my father said, ‘God needed witnesses’” to the horror, Levy tells the Washington Times’ Mark A. Kellner. “That’s why I don’t say ‘no’ to anybody, as tired as I am,” she says of opportunities to relate her experience.
Like Levy, David Schaecter, 93, knows he is running out of time, Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron reports:
This column appears in the online magazine Religion Unplugged.
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