He expressed hope for major international efforts in sensitizing young generations.He then introduced the five laureates who presented summaries of their winning papers (see in attachment).This list was originally compiled for White Rose Student Essay Contest research.
He accentuated the sadism of the police, cutting the stadium’s water supply, and the frequent suicides among the starving detainees.
He also recounted how the family managed to flee Paris and, on their way to the south of France, his parents’ sacrifice allowed him and his sister to escape and ultimately reunite with the only other family survivor, their elderly grandfather, in 1946. Ilya Altman, RHC founder and co-Chair, noted that essays had even been received from Mexico, South Korea and worldwide, but not yet from France.
the anniversary of D-Day differs from year to year.
It is necessary to break down the echo chambers through exercises such as this annual Holocaust essay meeting.” He stressed that "a genocide requires dehumanization - its antidote is empathy."recalled a gathering, international and inter-generational, of genocide survivors (native Americans, Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Rwandans...), held in Kigali, Rwanda, a few months after the genocide.
“Seated in a circle in the twilight, each presented stories - of a suitcase, of a potato, etc...
There was no pecking order of suffering, just perfect empathy.”Picard’s uncle, child survivor Robert Créange - son of a published poet engaged in intellectual resistance to Nazism - was rounded up with his entire family by the French police and held at the Vel d’Hiv stadium in Paris, listed for deportation to Auschwitz.
Please require your students to link through trusted sites such as the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
This 15th annual essay competition, co-organized by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre - Europe (CSW), the Association Verbe et Lumière - Vigilance (Vet L-V) and the Russian Holocaust Centre (RHC), invites five student laureates to Paris to present their research projects at UNESCO.(left to right) seated: Holocaust child survivor Robert Créange, Ilya Altman, Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, Stefania Giannini, François Picard, Francis Kalifat, Graciela Vaserman Samuels ; standing: Sheila Ryan, Amb.
only in 1992, after Perestroika and the return to democracy, we started from scratch with memory education and prevention of antisemitism.”...
“Historically, the Holocaust was mainly against the Jews, but it is a topic that concerns all humanity.”Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur spoke of the etymological origin of “Midor Ledor” (“from generation to generation”): “Le Dor, as in weaving a basket, rope strands are attached to each other, each link strengthening the tie between what was and what will be...