Holo­caust Me­mo­rial Day re­mains vi­tal

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, The theme for this year’s Holo­caust Me­mo­rial Day to­mor­row (Fri­day Jan­uary 27 ) is ‘How can life go on?’, rais­ing chal­leng­ing ques­tions for in­di­vid­u­als, com­mu­ni­ties and nations in the af­ter­math of the Holo­caust and sub­se­quent geno­cides.

Ev­ery Jan­uary, when we lis­ten to the tes­ti­mony of sur­vivors, we don’t just learn a lit­tle more about the dark­est chap­ters of hu­man his­tory, we are also re­minded of where ha­tred and big­otry can lead if left un­chal­lenged and unchecked.

To­day, that les­son is more im­por­tant than ever, which is why I urge you to at­tend the hu­man rights and hate crime sem­i­nar at the Western Isles Hospi­tal in Stornoway (http:// hmd. org.uk/events/ find/ Scot­land#sthash. fSoSCKrZ.dpuf). Olivia Marks-Wold­man, Chief ex­ec­u­tive, Holo­caust Me­mo­rial Day Trust.

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