Tag Archives: Holocaust

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Wednesday, I happened to walk home past the New England Holocaust Memorial and decided to stop for a moment.

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Messages on the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Originally posted at Blog for Darfur. Yesterday marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, since 2005 commemorated by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Obama both made statements in … Continue reading

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The Internet + Genocide: The Good, The Bad, The Questionable

Originally posted at Stop Genocide. The internet.  One of the best things about it is that anyone with a connection and a computer can use it to spread ideas, learn and connect with other people.  One of the scariest things?  … Continue reading

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The Worst Insult

Originally posted at Stop Genocide Calling someone a Nazi is one of the worst insults out there.  Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most pervasive in our culture.  From the famous (satirical) Seinfeld “Soup Nazi” to recent political protests, calling … Continue reading

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Tweeting the Holocaust Museum

Originally posted at Change.org. On Tuesday I had the opportunity to go on a “live tweet” architectural tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (@holocaustmuseum).  For those unfamiliar with the “live-tweet” genre, this means that a group of us … Continue reading

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Taxes – not at ALL like the Holocaust

Dear “tea party” anti-tax activists: Taxes are not like the Holocaust.  They’re not even like war crimes.  They’re taxes – part of the price we pay to live in a country where we are ensured democratic transition of power, education, … Continue reading

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