Who Cares About the Holocaust Anymore?
By Oliver Melnick
Each year, there are two days when we pause to remember the Holocaust. International Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place every year on January 27. Also, since its inception in 1951, Yom HaShoah, Hebrew for “Day of the Catastrophe,” takes place on the 27th of Nisan in Israel. At 10:00 AM Israel time, everything comes to a stop as a siren is heard all across the country. Motorists literally stop in the middle of the road and observe two minutes of silence. It is both eerie and poignant.
As times passes, we must continue to remember what took place in Nazi Germany almost seventy-five years ago, as it still relevant:
On both these days of Holocaust remembrance, wherever we are, I would encourage us all to take a pause in our busy day to pray for the remaining family members of the six million and remember the victims.
We can all spend two minutes remembering the Holocaust, but we should also spend the rest of the year fighting those who try to undermine it, ridicule it, or erase it from history! The future of many Jewish people could depend on our involvement!
(Article edited and amended by Raje Ballagan-Evans).
 Julie Zauzmer, “Holocaust Study: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don’t Know What Auschwitz Is,” The Washington Post, accessed May 2, 2019, https://wapo.st/2qrblgJ?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.57fc9b5f501c