La semana pasada publicamos un artículo sobre las actividades que se realizaron en el Día Internacional en Recuerdo de las Víctimas del Holocausto dentro del proyecto “Adopta una escuela” de Yad Vashem. Nuestro Colegio tuvo el privilegio de recibir a los alumnos de los Colegios Westhill y Kipling Esmeralda.
En la ceremonia que se llevó a cabo ese día, pudimos escuchar las emotivas palabras de la hija del embajador de Arabia Saudita, alumna del Colegio Westhill. A continuación, les compartimos su discurso.
The twenty seventh of January marks the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz Birkenau.
On this date every year, people commemorate the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish people and other Nazi crimes, this is done to promote education about the history of the Holocaust and to fight against racism and
Hello everybody, my name is Sara. I’m from Saudi Arabia, and I’m proudly a Muslim. To be honest, I was nervous volunteering to represent the student body that is with me here today, but I’m glad I did. I believe the stereotypical understanding of the relationship of the Muslim and Jewish population is known to be “incompatible”? But, I couldn’t disagree more. There was a time when we lived within the same peaceful society, and were neighbors and basically family. Therefore, you’re struggle was ours, and our struggle was yours. And the devastation of the Holocaust does not only impact you, but us too.
Putting the politics, race and religion background behind we are all human. Therefore, this is not about me, you or our countries or religion. It is only about the victims who had to endure such tragedy. It’s devastating to look back on history and read about such monstrous acts, and you can’t help but wonder “why?” How did we get there, how were we as humans so detached from our humanity? Therefore, I believe this is about education, and how the hatred of a certain race can be so destructive. But also, it can never be truly successful, because suppressing innocence never lasts.