GSF Founder Participates in International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted: January 27, 2016
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An International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration

GSF Founder, Jacqueline Murekatete was invited by Johnny Daniels of From The Depths, an organization committed to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, to participate in this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day program at Park East Synagogue in New York City.

Ms. Murekatete joined her fellow Rwanda genocide survivor and activist Consolee Nishimwe and renowned Holocaust survivor Rabbi Arthur Schneier for this observance, where the survivors had the opportunity to share their personal experiences of surviving the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda with a group of young people who gathered at the synagogue.

Jacqueline Murekatete at an International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration

The survivors spoke to the students about the importance of preserving the memory of the Holocaust, of being educated about the factors which enable genocide to take place as well as the need to pay attention to signs and threats of genocide today and doing their part to participate in the work of genocide prevention.

On this occasion, From the Depths also announced the creating of a Genocide a Prevention Task Force, a program which will be comprised of taking young people to Rwanda with survivors of the Holocaust and to the sites of Nazi atrocities in Eastern Europe. The task force also aims to bring survivors of all genocides together to learn from one another and to teach and inspire others to prevent genocide and begin fulfilling the promise of Never Again which was made after the Holocaust.

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