Here are some of the best Twitter tributes for Holocaust Remembrance Day
In a social media campaign organized by the World Jewish Congress, Holocaust survivors shared their stories and encouraged others to post pictures to Twitter holding signs emblazoned with the slogan “We Remember.”
The Nazis conducted medical experiments on Sami Steigmann when he was just one-year-old. He is alive today because a German woman saved his life.
By joining the #WeRemember campaign, you can ensure that Sami’s story will never be forgotten. Post your picture today. pic.twitter.com/CdFcb1RJFx— WJC (@WorldJewishCong) January 25, 2019
And ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, #weremember is trending on Twitter all over the world (and in space).
The fact that #WeRemember is trending in Germany is making me happy. pic.twitter.com/ja2KXoowwa— Neox (@Neox_person) January 22, 2020
Here are some of the most moving tributes so far.
Britain’s Chelsea Football Club committed to educating fans and players about anti-Semitism
Players from throughout the club have shown their support for the @worldjewishcong #WeRemember campaign ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This is part of our #SayNoToAntisemitism campaign - educating our players, staff, fans and the community about antisemitism. pic.twitter.com/kcrYp1e26L— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 23, 2020
American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris reminded us of the oft-forgotten history of Albania. Guided by a strong culture of hospitality, this tiny Balkan country was home to more Jews at the end of World War II than at the beginning.
As #HolocaustRemembranceDay nears, let’s recall ALBANIA 🇦🇱.
200 Jews lived in pre-WW2 🇦🇱. Despite Nazi occupation, there were an est. 2000 at war’s end.
The reason? Albania’s venerable tradition of BESA, a code of honor that protected Jews who found refuge there.#WeRemember pic.twitter.com/8zGYGRDoWt— David Harris (@DavidHarrisAJC) January 19, 2020
Russian astronauts posted their own tributes — from space.
Commemorating the Holocaust… from outer space. Astronauts with @roscosmos dedicated the time to take #WeRemember photos in solidarity against all forms of xenophobia for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
With special thanks to the Russian Jewish Congress. pic.twitter.com/H5KOjqHZ1m— WJC (@WorldJewishCong) January 22, 2020
The head of the Muslim World League visited Auschwitz and prayed there with a delegation.
Honored to be part of this historic delegation including Muslim leaders, lead by H.E. Dr. Al-Issa, Secretary General of the @MWLOrg_en, the highest ranking Muslim official to visit @AuschwitzMuseum, together with @DavidHarrisAJC and our AJC delegation. #WeRemember pic.twitter.com/8Tm3mOqZxs— AJC Central Europe (@AJC_CE) January 23, 2020
A tribute from Iran.
To our friends in Israel, we stand with you. We remember the atrocities done against the Jewish people. Never again! We will never let this occur. No two people and culture are so similar as Iranians and Israelis are. personal note cant wait for some Israeli falafels #WeRemember pic.twitter.com/MG0RlElylp— Daniel (@DanielBak0) January 22, 2020
The Vancouver Police Department posted a moving video.
International #HolocaustRemembranceDay campaign. #WeRemember the past to build a better future. Together, we can stand strong and fight against racism. @WorldJewishCong @CIJAinfo @JewishVancouver @JCCVancouver @ChiefPalmer pic.twitter.com/o9hNiwPbaF— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) January 17, 2020
While Sophie Wilmes, the first female and first Jewish Prime Minister of Belgium (a country that has seen flare-ups of anti-Semitism this fall), posed with a handwritten sign.
#WeRemember. Omdat we de horror van de Holocaust nooit mogen vergeten. Steun de actie in de aanloop naar International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 🕊 Parce que l’horreur de l’Holocauste ne doit jamais être oubliée. Suivez le mouvement - International Holocaust Remembrance Day. https://t.co/N01m69nJ7R pic.twitter.com/tLoJPDC75f— Sophie Wilmès (@Sophie_Wilmes) January 16, 2020
And the German consulate in Boston affirmed its responsibility for remembering the history of the Holocaust.
At the German Consulate Boston, #WeRemember the unimaginable horrors inflicted on the Jewish people by the Nazi regime and work towards educating future generations about the atrocities of the Holocaust. Germany has a historic responsibility to #NeverForget. @WorldJewishCong pic.twitter.com/H9Ui5GrHUM— German Consulate BOS (@GermanyinBoston) January 16, 2020
Irene Katz Connelly is an intern at the Forward. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.