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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: DVDs to honor the victims

International Holocaust Remembrance Day
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Jan. 27 is the day set aside to remember those lost in the Holocaust. It is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Below is a paragraph of explanation of this special day from Wiki.

  • The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, every member state of the UN has an obligation to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. This year's theme is Rescue during the Holocaust: The Courage to Care.

Most people have no way to get to a memorial. Alarmingly, most people don't care to attend such memorials.

For those of you who want to remember this day, it can be difficult to find docs streaming on the net. Below are three of the best films about the Holocaust. Two are available to stream, one is not.

"Paperclips":This documentary is about a teacher, Sandra Roberts, who wanted to show her students, in a real life way, what six million looks like. Paperclips were chosen because people in Norway often wore paperclips as a symbol of resistance against the Nazis. The results of Roberts and her class are a remarkable memorial that far exceeded all expectations.

Check the Wiki page for all the details.

This film can be viewed instantly on "Netflix". If you don't have an account, you can sign up for one free for one month.

"Inside Hana's Suitcase" is a documentary that will pull at your heartstrings while showing the reality of a child's plight during the Holocaust.

Hana was a young girl whose journey during the Holocaust took her to her death in Auschwitz. Her story was brought to life by a teacher in Japan.

Sadly, I could find no place online to watch this film instantly. You can buy a DVD on Amazon. This is one of the best documentaries on the subject of children and the Holocaust and should be readily available. Shame on all the outlets such as SnagFilm, iTunes and Amazon who ignore such a film.

There is an official site that give a lot of info on Hana and her family.

If you haven't seen "The Diary of Anne Frank," today is the day to rectify the situation.

Readily available on the internet, for free, this is the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden away by neighbors at their own risk. The Franks were finally discovered by the Nazis and most of the family, including Anne were murdered at the camps.

This is only three films, one being a movie, about the horrors of a time in history that everyone should know about and never forget. Today is the day to honor and remember the good people who lost their lives for no reason at all.

If you want to read about the Holocaust, please search your favorite e-book site and search for books about the Holocaust.

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