On Monday we remembered the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Thousands of people, including politicians and celebrities, declared “Never again” and affirmed that the biggest crime in human history should never be allowed to be forgotten lest it occur again. But for us, the young Jews of Europe, remembrance must be more than an empty statement declared at vigils for our ancestors.
We act on this promise every day in the fight against rising antisemitism across Europe. And it’s why we believe we need to act now in solidarity with the Uighurs in China threatened by cultural genocide.
The writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel teaches us: “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.”
Source: The Times