The Universidad del Norte, Monterrey campus, opened its doors to the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) to hold the Educational Forum "The Holocaust, Paradigm of Genocide".
The activity was carried out with the objective of transmitting to the present and future generations the universal teachings that left the Holocaust and other genocides, and to form human beings who can work for the peace of the human family.
Presentations were made by prominent historians of the Holocaust, the architect Samuel Weissberger (surviving son of the Shoah), Miriam Wapinski of Weissberger and Jaime Murow.
The Holocaust and values
Miriam Wapinski began her presentation by thanking the GEAP for hosting this university forum. Then asked the attendants questions about the Holocaust.
«We hope we can contribute something to this subject of Holocaust teaching that is closely related to the teaching of values," Wapinski said.
For his part, Samuel Weissberger gave a talk about the history of his father, who was a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust and lived in a small town now known as Slovakia, where in 1940 they lived a very difficult time. Shocked said:
«They were forced to wear Yellow Stars of David, taken first to a train station where they separated him from his parents and his brothers whom they never saw again».
It is necessary to document
Jaime Murow closed the cycle of presentations with the theme: "The similarity of the Holocaust in the twentieth century and what currently happens in society." Also spoke about current genocides like Syria. He also invited the young people to continue studying what is happening in the world.
«Young people, you have to be up to date, documented; it is our duty to know what is happening, to be vigilant so that an international crime like the Holocaust does not happen again».
To conclude, the GEAP historians received approximately 400 students from the Institution in the Holocaust Gallery, where they observed a sample of what happened during World War II, and showed how human rights of millions of people were violated.