Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Conference helps to remember Holocaust

Staff Writer

This week, West Lafayette is hosting its 25th annual Holocaust Remembrance Conference, designed to educate people about the events that took place decades ago. Such remembrance conferences are important, because they help us to never forget the heinous, embarrassing parts of human history.
However, many people tend to believe that such horrible instances of genocide and ethnic cleansing are all in the past and could never happen again. So it's important to realize that, even today, millions of people are being killed in large numbers due to genocide.

For example, in Dafur, Sudan, it is estimated that about 400,000 people have lost their lives due to genocide, and thousands more are dying every month (darfurgenocide.org). About 1.3 million people in Darfur and Chad have been displaced, and many have been put in concentration camps. For more click here >>>

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