But hate thrives on all shores. In the poisoned waters of Flint, Michigan it flows; in the dying mouths of Syrian children, it thrives. Hate lives where fear or complacency hides, and when it arrives, it takes innocence as its prize.
What is our choice? Do we fight hate with hate? Can a hardened heart silence its blade?
On April 24th, we remember a time when hate shouted dreams, and many refused to hear its terrible scream. Six million of us died because we chose a lie.
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) is not just about Jews and a deadly regime; it is about you and me.
Three authors (John W Howell, Jan Sikes and myself) will speak on this topic through Blog Talk Radio on April 24th. We will address the following quote and ask an important question - has anything changed?
My greatest disappointment is that I believe that those of us who went through the war and tried to write about it, about their experience, became messengers. We have given the message, and nothing changed. ~ Elie Wiesel
Please join us if you have a moment, as we consider our responsibility.