Almost 80 years ago, Adolf Hitler began his Final Solution – the plan to rid the world of Jewish people. While Jews were being taken from their homes and killed in gas chambers, they did anything they could to preserve their memories and to ensure that the atrocities they were witness to would be remembered. Figures such as Elie Wiesel, Simon Dubnow, and Anne Frank gave us their letters, diaries, and other writings that help us to try to understand what these people witnessed and were subject to.
The term “Never Forget” is one that encompasses the Holocaust and the mantra for the activists who work to ensure that the carnage of the Holocaust does not happen again. Films, such as Shoah, highlight the testimonies by survivors, witnesses, and Nazis who committed these crimes, while Claude Lanzmann visited German Holocaust sites. Elie Wiesel spoke out against the atrocities that occurred in Cambodia and Sudan-Darfur and complacent governments that did nothing to protect the helpless because we had forgotten the lessons learned fr