President Reuven Rivlin leads the 2018 March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau.
(photo credit: YOSSI ZELIGER)
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, the world marks the day of the struggle against antisemitism and racism. In the preface to the UN resolution regarding the designation of this special date, it was stated: “The Holocaust, in which a third of the Jewish people were annihilated, will forever serve as a warning to all mankind against the danger of free hatred, racism and prejudice.” And now, 80 years since the start of World War II, can we say that the world has learned its lesson?
Unfortunately, in recent months we have seen a perilous escalation of violence and antisemitic incidents across the world, including the massacre in the Pittsburgh synagogue this past October and other anti-Israel protests and racist protests.
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