January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Holocaust saw upwards of 6.5 million Jewish, Romani, intellectuals, persons with disabilities and homosexuals put to death in concentration camps throughout Germany and Poland. These camps still bear testimony to the atrocious living conditions and medical torture experiments that were inflicted on prisoners.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is not only a day for remembrance but also for engagement. Talking with survivors of the Holocaust is an inspiring and essential way that we can learn from the atrocities of the past, born of racism and hate.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an opportunity to recognize that we live in a free country, while genocide still occurs around the world. Let's stand together to eradicate hatred and ignorance in our country, and in our world.
Canada also recognizes Yom Hashoah on April 12th, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
To learn more about the TWU, USW National Local 1944 Civil and Human Rights Committee, its events and free online resources, please visit: www.facebook.com/USWCivilHumanRightsLocal1944
The Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers National Local 1944