Never use memory (or lack thereof) to justify cruelty: @HMD_UK #HMD2015 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 27 January 2015 For the Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, in cooperation with the Institute of Conflict Research, held a seminar event: “The Ethics of Memory and Community Recovery”.
The Economist published an obituary on Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who saved the lives of 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto during WWII. It was remarkable that her courage was not more greatly acknowledged. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, which was awarded to Al Gore. Irena Sendler […]
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose (978-1851685363), by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn, is a superbly well researched and presented account of an act of honour and bravery by conscientious young German students, who dared to stand up against the mind numbing machine of Nazism and the Nationalist Socialist movement during World War II. In 1989, I visited an exhibition […]