On January 27 1945, The Red Army reached and liberated Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi death camps. Although the war would claim many more lives before the collapse of the Third Reich in May 1945, the date has been chosen by the United Nations to remember all of the victims of Nazi regime and its collaborators. Six million Jews, 200,000 Romani, 250,000 disabled persons who were considered ‘life unworthy of life,’ and 9,000 members of the LGBTQ community perished in the perverted Nazi pursuit of racial purity
The Holocaust was not the first case of genocide in history, let alone in the 20th century. Nor, tragically, was it even the last.
But despite humanity’s seeming inability to learn the lessons of history, we are fortunate that so many survivors of the Holocaust have continued to dedicate themselves to public education. They tell their stories with the hope that the dream of “never again” can be realized for all of us.
We were honoured to welcome Vera Schiff and Andreas Mayer to this very special webinar and welcome you to hear their stories and their reflections.
When: January 25, 2018