International Holocaust Remembrance

On January 27, we come together to honour the memory of the Holocaust victims. This day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, is a heartfelt reminder to cherish every life and stand united against hatred and discrimination.

Let us hold close the stories of survivors like Suzanne Weiss from Toronto, who reminds us of the vast spectrum of individuals persecuted during the holocaust. Her words urge us to build bridges of understanding and support, recognizing that oppression in any form diminishes us all.

As we reflect on the sorrowful history of antisemitism and its intertwined nature with racism, xenophobia, and other forms of hate, let's reaffirm our commitment to compassion and justice. If you ever find yourself facing or witnessing discrimination, remember, you're not alone. Reach out to the Office of Anti-Racism, Equity & Human Rights Services at George Brown College. Right To Be also offers free trainings to build your capacities as an active bystander. Together, in solidarity, we can create a world that truly honours the memory of those we lost by fostering an inclusive and kind society.