Holocaust Remembrance Day

contributed by Matteo Mifsud, House 7R

It was a normal mentor session. We entered our classroom and our mentor told us that the previous Monday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. We had several questions in our mind. She informed us that this day commemorates the time between 1941 and 1945 when the Nazis killed around 6 million Jews under the leadership of Adolph Hitler. This happened in Nazi Germany and across European countries where Jews were taken as prisoners to concentration camps.  Families were separated and very few managed to escape. The holocaust was a state-sponsored mass murder; the worst war crime ever. Nevertheless, Holocaust survivors say we should not discriminate or hate; our actions should be filled with love and kindness so that this atrocity does not happen again.