What is Holocaust Memorial Day?
It’s a day for everyone to remember the millions of people who were killed, or whose lives that have been changed, by the Holocaust. On this day we also remember the millions of people who were killed or have been affected by Nazi persecution and terrible crimes committed during conflicts in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
The reason it is held on 27th January is because this was the day in 1945 that the allied soldiers took over the largest Nazi concentration camp called Auschwitz-Birkenau and freed the prisoners there who were still alive.
With our WW2 topic fresh in our head, it is for this reason P6 attended such an event at Drummond Community High School. Over the course of the evening we listened attentively to many speakers ranging from current and past pupils of DCHS and people whose lives that have been changed by the holocaust and the Rwandan gencocide.
The children that attended the event were a credit to not only their class and school but to humanity itself. I was extremely proud of them with regards to how they held themselves. The strongest message that came out of our discussion afterwards was; hate divides us and can cause wide spread devastation. We should learn from past experiences so that they should never repeat themselves…ever.