The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Mexico, in coordination with the Santos Laguna club, held the Educational Forum "The Holocaust, Paradigm of Genocide" in the city of Torreón. This event was attended by more than 120 students and nine professors from the state of Coahuila.
The academic activity was carried out in order to raise the awareness of the present generations about the factors that triggered the different genocides and the circumstances that led to them, as well as the consequences and repercussions they left on humanity.
The program began with the presentation of the authorities; among them, Mariana Alvidrez, director of marketing and actions of the Santos Laguna club; and representing the mayor of Torreon, Jesus Villalobos, undersecretary of political and social affairs.
Manuel Velazco also made an appearance on the part of the municipality of Gómez Palacio; Eliot Ramírez, director of Municipal Education; and by the Commission on Human Rights (CDEHC), Jenifer Bretado.
On behalf of the university community, the director of the institute March 18, Erik Arzola, and representatives of GEAP were present.
Learn lessons and apply them
The welcome words were given by of Mariana Alvidrez, who during her participation expressed:
"It is very important for us today, that GEAP is carrying out the educational program related to the Holocaust, we have just signed a participation agreement, which makes us work hand in hand, favorably for all people."
The coordinator of the GEAP in Coahuila, Teresa Favela, in her participation stated that everyone has the obligation to learn the lessons of the past and apply them on the basis of justice, truth, harmony, equity and respect for human dignity, in order to build a culture of peace.
For his part, Jesús Villalobos, undersecretary of Political and Social Affairs of the City Council said that it is an honor to be gathered by educating the youth in this forum that highlights the importance that the family has as a fundamental basis of society.
Similarly, Jenifer Bretado, in her presentation made reference to the knowledge of Human Rights, and interactively explained its importance.
"Following the events of the Holocaust, there is the creation of Human Rights by the UN. We have benefited, but we must know them. How to demand that they be respected, if we do not even know them? "Breton said. Bretado.
A little history
The historian Cardona, narrated from its birth to the present the life of the survivor Dolly Hirsch of Bestandig:
"Mrs. Dolly was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 24, 1939, in the ghetto. Every morning her mother left her hidden in a giant garbage can and covered it with papers, recommending that she not make noise, because they could kill her, "Cardona said.
He also mentioned that after the liberation, Hirsch was a refugee in Sweden; over the years he arrived in Mexico, where President Manuel Avila Camacho granted her Mexican nationality.
With the cutting of the ribbon was inaugurated the commemorative plaque of "Traces to remember". Then authorities and the visiting public visited the Holocaust gallery in the company of the Peace Activists, who presented a brief exposition of what happened during World War II.