Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser is the founder of the ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and I-SHOUT-OUT.org., a social media site fighting intolerance across the world.
By Ben Lesser
Hitler’s Secret Weapon Was Silence
Silence is complicity. Hearing those words recently, it felt like an echo from a time long ago and far away. A time when people were afraid to speak up, afraid to rock the boat, afraid to be singled out. Eighty years ago, as we recall today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Europe was in the…
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