Remembering Holocaust and B&H Genocide

The Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada {IGC} Re-Affirms “Never Again” to Remembering Holocaust/Bosnia Genocide
IGC remembers the tragedy of the Holocaust and the Bosnia genocide and the lives lost in atrocities committed since then.
On January 27, 1945, Soviet forces liberated the survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. At Auschwitz, thousands of Jews, homosexuals, political dissidents, and other people deemed ‘undesirable’ by the Nazi regime were killed in gas-chambers or worked to death.
In 2005, fifty years after the liberation, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as an annual international day of commemoration to honour all victims of the Nazi era. Every member nation of the U.N. has an obligation to honour the memory of Holocaust victims and develop educational programs as part of the resolve to help prevent future acts of genocide.
IGC affirms the tragedy of the Holocaust and the Bosnia Genocide, and condemns all discrimination and violence based on religion or ethnicity. Further, IGC calls attention to the systematic murder of innocent civilians since the Holocaust. The Bosnia Genocide, demonstrate that atrocities continue today.
IGC calls for a continued commitment to prevent mass atrocities. We knew what was happening during the Holocaust, and the Bosnia Genocide. Yet we did little to stop it.
When we look back on the grotesque loss of life during World War II or in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we cannot escape the fact that these atrocities happened due to the lack of courage from foreign governments to intervene. Members of United Nations have a duty to ensure that the government of the day and its citizens are aware of and engaged with the prevention of genocide.
The only effective way to combat mass atrocities begins with multilateral cooperation and depends on respect for international law.
IGC continues to work in order for Canada to play a greater role to put an end to brutal conflicts – such as genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and help the population affected by excesses of conflict to move forward on their efforts of reconciliation and peace.
How often have we heard the words that Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Nonetheless, we have witnessed the Bosnia Genocide take place before our eyes. All of our resolutions are nothing more than fine sounding rhetoric unless each and every one of us makes a pledge to act when hatred, conflict or crimes against our human beings occur. During this year’s commemoration of the Holocaust, let us pledge to ourselves and those who have placed their trust in our leadership, a pledge of two simple words: Never Again!”
The Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada {IGC}