.@HRC joins the international community to honor the six million Jews who were murdered and millions of others who were victimized, including members of the LGBTQ community, under Nazi Germany before and during World War II. #HolocaustRemembranceDayhttps://t.co/9XHQl1Gi1B
One thing important to remember is that there are fewer Jews in the world than in 1939. The Holocaust radically changed the Jewish world affects Jewish communities worldwide deeply to this day. On this #YomHaShoah, we remember those lost.
If you're not a Jew you can't even really comprehend how much of our time culturally and religiously is spent remembering and discussing all the times over the course of thousands of years people have tried to kill us.
We are shocked and alarmed at the second deadly attack on an American synagogue in six months, this time at Congregation Chabad in #Poway, on the last day of Passover. It must serve as another wake-up call that antisemitism is a growing and deadly menace. https://t.co/NXsREnPriwpic.twitter.com/NsyE2WpnFv
If the Jewish and Muslim communities can support one another, then others can–and must–also learn to de-escalate.
Thinking about how moved I was when so many Muslims stepped up to help their Jewish neighbours after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last fall. Hoping to see lots of similar acts of solidarity after the horror in #christchurch.
I know I speak for many when I write that Muslims appreciated the outpouring of love, prayers and support from our Jewish brothers and sisters after the New Zealand mosque shooting. Let us know what our communities can do to help after this latest #Poway synagogue shooting.
There is a reason we must remember, and that is so that we may see and avoid allowing genocide to unfold again:
Today, 27 January 2019, marks the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Since 2005 this day is commemorated as International #HolocaustRemembranceDay. During the Holocaust, the Nazis murdered 17 million people – among them six million Jews. pic.twitter.com/Fw0tm0FxzY
Christian Picciolino is a well-known reformed White supremacist who does education on hate groups. Today he is speaking to a packed house at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. If you were unable to make it to Richmond to hear his talk today, you can still watch his TED talk from earlier this year: