Congress Urged to Initiate an International Day of Remembrance
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Congress Urged to Initiate an International Day of Remembrance

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The Workmen’s Circle has urged Congress to initiate through the European Parliament an International Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust.

The appeal came from Dr. Israel Kugler, president of the Workmen’s Circle as Jews and non-Jews throughout the world were marking Days of Remembrance this weekend in commemorative services in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

Kugler said he was contacting Congressional leaders to get the necessary Congressional resolution addressed to the European Parliament, an inter-parliamentary organization to which the U.S. sends delegates, so that “we can give those nations who were affected by the Holocaust an opportunity to rekindle a candle and a memory and to teach children that, indeed, another Holocaust shall never again face mankind.”

He said that the Holocaust “is not just a Jewish tragedy. It is a tragedy shared by the world. Its lessons must be remembered not just by Jews but by the posterity of the world. Every nation was touched by the Nazi-induced Holocaust. Yet textbooks are barren with regard to the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust.”

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