‘We remember’: An international campaign to remember the Holocaust
The World Jewish Congress’s campaign asks people all over the world to post pictures of themselves with a paper reading ‘We remember’ to reach the younger generation; many of the photos will be projected next to Auschwitz on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
A new social media campaign initiated by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) encourages people from all over the world to upload photographs of themselves holding a paper with the text “We remember.” The campaign’s intention is to raise awareness amongst international youth about the Holocaust.
The campaign began last week and used the hashtag #WeRemember. Sources in the WJC said that people of all ages took part, Jews and gentiles alike, and even Holocaust survivors who were photographed with their families. Senior politicians and public figures participated in the campaign in Austria, Belgium and Germany. On Thursday, the German newspaper Bild published an article on the campaign showing senior figures in the country with the sign. The WJC’s CEO, Robert Singer, explained that he considered it his organization’s “responsibility responsibility to speak out and make sure that it never happen again, to anyone or anywhere in the world.” He explained that the “goal is to reach those who don’t know much about the Holocaust, or who might be susceptible to those who deny it entirely, and to remind the world that such horrors could happen again.”
He warned, “Anti-Semitism is more prevalent today than it has been at any time since World War II, and bigotry and discrimination still rear their ugly heads all around the world.”