Today is Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

On Yom HaShoah we remember the victims and celebrate the people who fought back Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) set the date for Yom HaShoah. The full name is “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah“or the “Day of (Remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” This year it starts at sundown on April 27 and goes through sundown on … Read more

Tell Anta Sports to say NO to genocide

Anta Sports supports slave labor

You may even own Anta Sports products without knowing it People belonging to ethnic, cultural, and religious groups in northwestern China, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Hui, are currently the target of the largest organized detention of an ethnoreligious minority the world has seen since World War II. Since 2017, over one million have been … Read more

April 24, 1915, the Armenian genocide began

memorial to the Armenian genocide

What happened to the Armenian people inspired Raphael Lemkin to fight to make genocide a crime It started with deportations. On April 24, 2915, intellectuals and other leaders were rounded up and deported. Over the next two years, between 600,000 and 1.5 million people were killed. Sometimes called the first genocide of the twentieth century, the Armenian … Read more

On April 17, 1975 the Cambodian genocide began

The Cambodian genocide

The Cambodian genocide lasted nearly four years and between 1.5 and 2 million people were killed On April 17, 1975, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge took over the Cambodian government and set about creating a communist state. Over the course of the next three years, eight months, and 20 days, millions of people were … Read more

April 1, 1933 — The German boycott of Jewish businesses

boycott

Yesterday marked the start of Genocide Awareness Month. April was selected because of all the genocides that started during that month and because of the number of other significant events that took place. The boycott that started the Holocaust About three months after Adolph Hitler took control of Germany, his government staged a boycott of … Read more