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January 16, 2018 3:39 pm

#WeRemember Holocaust Remembrance Campaign Spreads to 45 Countries

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Students at the Technological College of Beersheba in Israel participate in the World Jewish Congress’ social media campaign. Photo: Twitter.

JNS.org – Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has launched a global campaign encouraging millions of people to use social media to raise awareness about the Holocaust.

The campaign calls on people in every country to hold up a sign with the words “We Remember,” and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #WeRemember.

The campaign took off last Monday and has already spread to 45 countries.

“Antisemitism is more prevalent today than it has been at any time since World War II, and bigotry and discrimination still rear their ugly heads all around the world,” said WJC CEO Robert Singer. “This is why we all must declare, together, that we remember.”

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Holocaust survivors, lawmakers, government ministers and religious leaders from around the world, as well as soccer and basketball stars, have joined the project and have been photographed holding up “We Remember” signs.

WJC President Ronald Lauder said it was the responsibility of the young generation to teach their friends about the horrors of hatred and spread the message that “never again” means “never again.”

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  • Reb_Yaakov

    Promoting the use of social media is exactly the wrong thing to do.

    “ugly heads” — is denigrating ugliness the way to eliminate bigotry and discrimination?

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