SCHOOL PROJECTS 2020
Group of Schools of Paço de Arcos
Luís Freitas Branco Secondary School
Barreiro School Grouping
Ponte da Barca Secondary School
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
75 years ago, on January 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the most terrible and largest Nazi death camp.
Established through resolution 60/7 of November 1, 2005, by the UN General Assembly, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust encourages civil society to promote the memory of the Holocaust so that future generations do not repeat the mistakes of the past. . That same year, the European Parliament also established January 27 as the European Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On this day, the victims of the Holocaust are remembered, in particular the six million Jewish dead, so that it will never be possible for us to witness such horror again.
The Holocaust is one of the darkest moments in human history that we cannot and must not forget.
To ignore or deny this dark period of the 20th century is to condone the hatred, intolerance, prejudice, discrimination and racism that led to the genocide of more than six million human beings.
To evoke the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, Ponte da Barca Secondary School promotes, between January 27th and February 7th, various activities, of which we highlight: Exhibition: “How was it humanly possible?”; viewing of the film: “The girl who stole books” and viewing of the message sent by the Holocaust survivor, Mr. Jorge Klainman, addressed to the students of Escola Secundária de Ponte da Barca.
Because “there is no future without memory”, Escola Secundária de Ponte da Barca reiterates its commitment to promoting education, memory and the study of the Shoah (Holocaust).
Maria Jose Goncalves