Earlier this week the Jewish community remembered Yom Hahshoah, the commemoration of the Holcaust. In the Jewish calendar it’s commemorated on the 27th day of the month of Nissan. We remember Yom Hashoah because every one of us needs to ensure this never happens again.
Here’s what we need to know:
- It didn’t begin with Auschwitz. It began with blame.
- It began with xenophobia.
- It began when one man blamed others and abandoned the idea that we are all in this together.
- It began when this one man saw he could advance himself by dividing others.
- It began when he saw he could lie without abandon and be believed.
- It ended with the deaths of 6,000,000 Jews and 4,000,000 others.
- It ended when this one man killed himself and avoided taking responsibility for his actions.
- It ended when the forces for Good spend billions of dollars and decades healing the world.
It began with blame. Let us not let it happen again.