Students learn the lessons of the past: Workshop "The Holocaust, Paradigm of Genocide"Global Embassy of Activists for Peace

Students learn the lessons of the past: Workshop "The Holocaust, Paradigm of Genocide"

In order to strengthen integral education through the teaching of ethical, moral and spiritual principles and values, the first workshop, "The Holocaust, Paradigm of Genocide" was held by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP).

The esplanade of the general secondary school Niños Héroes Chapultepec of Xalpatlahuac-Guerrero was the place where 200 students and 25 teachers gathered to learn the lessons of the past, which will allow to identify the alarms that can trigger new crimes against the human family.

The event was supported by the school's management and teaching staff. The expositions were based on the theme of human rights, taking as a starting point what happened in World War II.

It is necessary to know history

Cireneo Ramos, vice principle of the educational institution, began with the presentations. He highlighted the work carried out by the GEAP through the Educating to Remember Program.

"The task and objective that the Activists bring is something of great importance in present times: Peace. That word that every human being in the world wants for their families to have respect and grow with great values ​​in our homes,” said Ramos.
Gabriel Cadena, representing the GEAP, in his participation stated that it is necessary to teach the history of the Holocaust in schools:
"We believe that if the Holocaust left so many lessons and transformations in human rights, it is a duty to teach it in schools, colleges and as a cross-cutting issue in universities in all countries," said Cadena.
 
Salome Acevedo, professor of this house of studies, spoke on the subject: "Before, during and after the Holocaust". She emphasized that regardless of socio-economic or religious situations, all human beings have the same rights.
 
"We are all human beings and are all worth exactly the same. Our hair color or skin color does not make us different, we all have the same rights, "said Acevedo.
 

In defense of human rights

The activity culminated with the inauguration of the Yad Vashem photo gallery, a space that showed attendees what happened in World War II, and expresses how the human rights of millions of people were violated.

Yad Vashem has the task of investigating the Holocaust. In 1957, the first edition of Yad Vashem Studies, a periodical publication of research and reflections, appeared in Hebrew and English and has since become the central platform for academic research on the subject.

The GEAP uses the study of the history of the Holocaust and other genocides as a foundation, as these events left universal teachings that should be transmitted to present and future generations, to form human beings who work actively for the peace of the human family.

 

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access_time Friday, October 7, 2016