Posted: November 10, 2015
Written by: Jacqueline Murekatete
GSF founder and president, Jacqueline Murekatete, was honored to join Holocaust Survivor, Hanne Liebmann, and Bosnian genocide survivor, Adisada Dudic, for a Kristallnach commemoration program organized by the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center at Queensborough Community College. Titled “The moment that changed everything,” speakers were invited to share their relative genocide experiences.
As they remembered the victims of the Holocaust, GSF founder told the audience members about the importance of holding their government accountable, raising their voices and calling on their local and national leaders to take more action in addressing mass atrocity crimes such as those currently being committed by ISIS in Iraq, Syria or the current threats of genocide in places like Burma, Sudan and Burundi, among other places around the world.
GSF founder stated her strong belief that one of the best ways we can honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, victims like her own family who were murdered in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide against Tutsis, and victims of other genocides is by striving to make the Never Again promise which was made after the Holocaust, a reality for all mankind.
The program was attended by a local community members including a number of l Queens Council members, educators as well as students from Queensborough Community College.« Back to News + Blog