#WeRemember Holocaust commemorative action goes viral

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) launched the #WeRemember action aimed at reminding the world about the crimes of the Holocaust committed by the Nazi Germans. The organisers encourage people from around the world to take pictures with the inscription "We Remember".

As many as 41 percent of adult Americans do not know what Auschwitz was, and 66 percent of them are people between 18 and 34 years old," noted the campaign’s authors.

The WJC is organising the action for the fourth time. The initiative has its finale falling on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

“When the memories of eyewitnesses about the Holocaust are disappearing, we are witnessing a growing anti-Semitism, xenophobia and Holocaust denial around the world,” said Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the WJC and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation.

“We must take into account the terrifying lessons of the past and learn and share the stories of survivors of the Holocaust, to honour the memory of six million Jews killed by the Nazi Germans, and to ensure that the current escalation of hatred does not become a foundation for further atrocities,” he said.