A quote of George Santayana is widely used when talking about the Holocaust: “He who does not learn from History is doomed to repeat it”.
Yom Hashoah is a time to ensure that the importance of the Holocaust is not forgotten, no matter how many years pass, as memories are passed on to the next generation. We are lucky to have this opportunity to safeguard the memory of the Holocaust, promote tolerance and protect the multi-cultural society in which we live. And most importantly, to teach our children.
This year, we had children from Herzlia Schools and Jewish youth movements participating in the commemoration event. Not only was this an opportunity for them to hear testimony from survivors, but also a means to connect with their community.