Holocaust reminds new generations that ‘the unthinkable is always possible’

28 January 2019

An important lesson for young people to learn from the Holocaust is that individuals “have more power than they realize” to make sure that history is not forgotten, according to Sara Bloomfield, Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ms. Bloomfield said youth the world over had a responsibility to ask what role they can play, and pointed out that the UN has a “unique opportunity” and responsibility to use the vital lessons of the Holocaust to make “the future better than the past”.

To date, 44 million people from around the world have visited the museum in Washington DC. Ms. Bloomfield told Liz Scaffidi what drew them there, but began by explaining why she had come to UN Headquarters, to mark the day.

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Liz Scaffidi, UN News
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