Ramat Gan mayor to Google: 'Add doodle of Holocaust Memorial Day'

"Google has an important and critical role in the struggle of all humanity - Never Again!"

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 2, 2019 14:12
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Google's homepage on the Holocaust Memorial Day

Google's homepage on the Holocaust Memorial Day. (photo credit: screenshot)

The mayor of Ramat Gan and Israel's former ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO, Carmel Shama Hacohen, sent a letter to the CEO of Google Israel on Thurdsay asking for the addition of a doodle (which replaces the Google logo on special occasions) to mark the Holocaust Memorial Day.

"During my role as Israel's ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO, I fought for the memory of the Holocaust and for international awareness, because this historic day is of great importance to every human being," Hacohen wrote to Google. "Millions of Jews use Google's search engine every day and contribute to its livelihood. Google makes sure to commemorate far less important occasions, so it is only expectable for doodle to lower its 'virtual flag' to the half-mast and put a picture of a candle in memory of six million Jews."

"Holocaust Memorial Day is a holy day, not in the religious sense but in the human sense," Hacohen claimed.

Hacohen added that "No sane person will argue with the fact that the Holocaust is the ugliest, deepest and largest scar on the face of humanity. For that reason, it is of utmost importance that Google commemorizes the event by adding a candle icon that will remind everyone not to forget this important day.

"Google has an important and critical role in the struggle of all humanity - Never Again!" Hacohen concluded.

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