【Japan Himalaya League】 Author: Laosun Translator: Ranting
The International Holocaust Remembrance Conference, held Jan. 27 in Germany, honored the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, according to the Voice of America. Elisha Wiesel, son of Nazi Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, spoke at the memorial conference to honor his grandfather, who died in a Nazi concentration camp, and his surviving father, and on the responsibility of descendants of survivors to fight anti-Semitism and to condemn the CCP government’s atrocities against the Uighurs.
He argues that the international community’s tolerance of the CCP government’s human rights abuses has led to more human rights violations around the world. As the world turns a blind eye to the forced separation and cultural eradication of Uighur families, it has made it easier for other oppressors, Burma, ISIS and the Taliban, to oppress Rohingya, Yazidis and women.
He called on the international community to use the opportunity of the Beijing Winter Olympics to shine a spotlight on Uyghurs who have been genocided by the CCP government, especially those who have been forcibly disappeared and sentenced to heavy prison terms by the CCP government for defending Uyghur culture and religion.
In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating January 27 each year as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, which marks the day the Allied forces liberated Auschwitz. The resolution states that the purpose of the day is “to prevent future acts of genocide and to condemn without reservation all acts of intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against individuals or groups on the basis of their racial or religious beliefs, wherever they occur”.
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