Zum Internationalen Holocaust-Gedenktag 2016

“Die Forderung, dass Auschwitz nicht noch einmal sei, ist die allererste an Erzie-
hung. Sie geht so sehr jeglicher anderen voran, dass ich weder glaube, sie begründen zu müssen noch zu sollen. Ich kann nicht verstehen, dass man mit ihr bis heute so wenig sich abgegeben hat. Sie zu begründen hätte etwas Ungeheuerliches angesichts des Ungeheuerlichen, das sich zutrug.” Theodor W. Adorno, Erziehung nach Auschwitz

Heute, am 27. Januar, wird weltweit des Holocaust und seiner Opfer gedacht. Zu diesen zählten neben den geschätzten 6 Millionen jüdischen Bürgerinnen und Bürgern Europas auch mindestens 500 000 Angehörige der Minderheit der Sinti und Roma — hier variieren die Angaben in der Forschungsliteratur –, aber auch zahlreiche weitere verfemte und verfolgte Gruppen wie etwa sowjetische Kriegsgefangene, Behinderte, als “asozial” gebrandmarkte Bürger oder Homosexuelle.

Einige Web-Links zum Thema:

Aus Anlass des internationalen Gedenktags 2016 hier noch einmal die UN-Resolution von 2005 im Wortlaut:

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 1 November 2005
60/7. Holocaust remembrance
The General Assembly
Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, religion or other status,
Recalling article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person,
Recalling also article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which state that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion,
Bearing in mind that the founding principle of the Charter of the United Nations, “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”, is testimony to the indelible link between the United Nations and the unique tragedy of the Second Wo r l d Wa r,
Recalling the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was adopted in order to avoid repetition of genocides such as those committed by the Nazi regime,
Recalling also the preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind,
Taking note of the fact that the sixtieth session of the General Assembly is taking place during the sixtieth year of the defeat of the Nazi regime,
Recalling the twenty-eighth special session of the General Assembly, a unique event, held in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps,
Honouring the courage and dedication shown by the soldiers who liberated the
concentration camps,
Reaffirming that the Holocaust, which resulte d in the murder of one third of the Jewish people, along with countless members of other minorities, will forever be a warning to all people of the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice,
Resolves that the United Nations will designate 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust;
Urges Member States to develop educational programmes that will inculcate future generations
with the lessons of the Holocaust in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide, and in this context commends the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research;
Rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an historical event, either in full or
part;
Commends those States which have actively engaged in preserving those sites that served as Nazi death camps, concentration camps, forced labour camps and prisons during the Holocaust;
Condemns without reserve all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, wherever they occur;
Requests the Secretary-General to establish a programme of outreach on the subject of the “Holocaust and the United Nations” as well as measures to mobilize civil society for Holocaust remembrance and education, in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide; to report to the General Assembly on the establishment of this programme within six months from the date of the adoption of the present resolution; and to report thereafter on the implementation of the programme at its sixty-third session.

Schreibe einen Kommentar

Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht.

Diese Website verwendet Akismet, um Spam zu reduzieren. Erfahre mehr darüber, wie deine Kommentardaten verarbeitet werden.