The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), in San Antonio, Texas, commemorated the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, during a ceremony at the City Hall Museum, with the objective of preventing the repetition of one of the most sinister chapters in the history of mankind.
The commemoration was held with the exhibition of a plaque in the form of the Star of David, which contains the handprints of the survivor, Rose Sherman Williams, of her son, Jay Serchay and her grandchildren Alexys and Samuel Serchay, as proof that Nazism couldn’t terminate the Jewish people.
Juan Garcia, national coordinator of the GEAP, led the ceremony which counted with the presence of the honoree: Rose Williams and her family. Manual Medina, president of the Democratic Party; Juana Ruvalcaba, director of education of the Museum in Memory of the Holocaust, Activists for Peace and the general public were also present.
Honoring six million Jews
Subsequently, an event in City Hall was held, with the objective of remembering the six million Jews that were assassinated during World War II, after Adolf Hitler assumed the position of chancellor of Germany in January 1933, were a one-party dictatorship began and he organized the political power to fulfill Nazi politics.
The GEAP, through the project “Traces to Remember”, elevates the respect for life, liberty and human dignity, and they adopt the historical truth regarding the Holocaust, considered one of the most evidenced and recognized genocides by the international community and by Germany.
The event counted with the support of Univision and Telemundo, recognized media that covered the event that was held with the purpose of maintaining the testimony of Holocaust survivors alive.
The United Nations Organization (UN) established January 27th, as the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, through Resolution 60/7, approved with the consensus of all its members on November 1, 2005.
The Resolution is made up of six articles that establish the date of remembrance. It also rejects the denial of the Shoah, and recognizes that during said event, a third of the Jewish people was exterminated. Also, they urge Member States to elaborate educational programs with the purpose of teaching what occurred.