|January 22, 2013 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary. |
The full text of this week’s commentary follows:
This Sunday marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
It’s a day to remember the six million Jews, including one-and-a-half million
children, systematically slaughtered by the Nazis.
It’s a day to recall that the Holocaust began with words demonizing the Jews.
Then laws disenfranchising them. And,
finally, gas chambers destroying them.
It’s a day to recall that the genocide was committed by one of the world’s most
advanced societies, while too many remained silent.
It’s a day to reject the current and disgraceful Holocaust denial of countries
And it’s a day to say “never again” and actually mean it.
A Holocaust survivor recently told me, “Don’t let the world forget what
happened to us. It could happen again.”
AJC has produced a short film on the Nazi death camp, Belzec. More than half-a-million
Jews were murdered there in less than one year. Only two Jews survived.
See this powerful film at ajc.org.
This is David Harris of AJC.