“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” -Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and author of “Night”.
On January 27, the world remembers the devastation of the Holocaust and how far hate and othering can go. The genocide took 6 million Jewish lives and millions more of other victims stemming from Nazi ideology.
Today, we can honor the lives lost by learning and remembering this part of history and find ways to support the prevention of future genocides. A step in that direction is as clear as Elie Wiesel’s words, that to be an ally is to be vocal against the suffering and humiliation of others.
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