Posted: May 20, 2016
Written by: Genocide Survivors Foundation
GSF founder Jacqueline Murekatete joined Holocaust survivor Dori Katz to speak to students at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Westchester New York about the importance of speaking out against the ideology of Genocide today.
Ms. Katz shared her story of surviving the Holocaust as a child and Ms. Murekatete spoke of her experience as a 9-year-old child during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Although the different Genocides occurred on two different continents and several decades apart, Ms. Katz and Ms. Murekatete emphasized the similarities between their experiences and called on the students to recognize the need to participate in the work of Genocide prevention irrespective of who they are or where they come from.
“Genocide is a crime that can happen anywhere and to anyone, given the right conditions,” Ms. Murekatete told the students. Therefore each and every one of us has a responsibility to speak up when we hear of any group of people being persecuted and even worse murdered simply because of their identity or belief.
The program was organized by Facing History and Ourselves, an organization whose mission is to engage students in the examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.« Back to News + Blog