“Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana
“In a world where you can be anything, be kind”- Emma Hadley
Today the world remembers the 6 million Jewish lives that were taken in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. We hold space for them in our hearts and minds. Today we honor the humanity of the people; men, women, and children who perished, and grieve the loss of life. The loss of innocence.
This January 27th, 79 years after Auschwitz was liberated in 1945, the world remembers. The memory overall is hard and bitter, but sometimes the most important memories are. Further, the memory is not without light. Along with stories of atrocity and genocide stories of bravery, hope, and love coincide. To deny one part of the memory is to deny the other.
As long as memory persists, hope persists. The hope for a more peaceful future for our children persists . So this day we at FWMG hope you will do two things if you can.
- Take time to remember.
- Perform an act of kindness. Love is the only thing in the world stronger than hate and fear, and can be as easy as a smile.
If you would like more ideas on how to commemorate and honor this day, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For our part, we at FWMG are taking the time today to remember the past, and recommit to valuing diversity and inclusion in the future.
Your FWMG Team