Today we remember; 69 years ago the liberating of Auschwitz
Concentration Camp. May the innocent souls that died brutality be bound for
Holocaust is contextualized, it will give a distorted image of the history of
the Jewish people,” (Haaretz, 2013).
In today’s society, we leave character footprints as we walk our paths. Sometimes
our footprints cross the line and insult diversity, and cause more damage. In order to create change we as a society
needs to educate each other and share our footprints with each other without
anger, rage, and bullying.
My background, I am a daughter of Holocaust Survivors, and Holocaust Education
is a must for schools in the United States. My mother Fanny Starr, and my late
father Zesa Starr, pioneered the Holocaust Lectures that became the model for
Holocaust Education they started in the late 1960’s. They started with
churches, civic groups, and later expanded the lectures with the late General
Felix Sparks he liberated Dachau. Facts.
The few survivors who talk about the Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, want to face the
Holocaust deniers. We are living historical proof that the Holocaust did happen
Society has faltered in tolerance out of anger; anger is a trigger that
causes hatred, and trickles down in society.I too have faltered in tolerance out of anger.
The New Anti-Semitism; January 27, 2014
What else can we
call it when Israel is routinely targeted at the United Nations? And when
Israel remains the only country to be the subject of a permanent agenda item at
the regular sessions of its Human Rights Council?"Harper was perfectly clear what we should
call it -- "the face of the new
anti-Semitism." Also: "nothing short of sickening (McCullough, 2014).
and people are blind because they do not know Holocaust Education. I ask the
United States Department of Education to make Holocaust Education mandatory in
all the U.S. schools. The only U.S. states that have mandatory Holocaust Ed are
CA, FL, IL, NJ, and NY. Pennsylvania, Survivors and their advocates went to the
state capitol and demanded that WWII and Holocaust Education be taught in their
schools. PA legislation is considering a measure to allow mandatory classes on
WWII and Holocaust Ed in the schools. However, their opposition is coming from
the teachers union.
Spain’s parliament this
past September passed a measure to make Holocaust Education mandatory. The way to change
and fight Anti-Semitism is through Holocaust Education, listening, and sharing
with each other.
The world is hot with hatred and it takes one person to make a