|Jan. 19, 2020 Joel Rosenberg, Jerusalem, Israel|
From Pence to Putin, 40-plus leaders to arrive in Jerusalem this week to mark 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. How will you and your family remember the Holocaust this week? Here are a few suggested resources. #NeverForget #NeverAgain
Evil, unchecked, is a prelude to genocide.With attacks against Jewish people spiking in the U.S., Europe and around the world, more than 40 presidents, prime ministers and other global leaders are coming to Israel this week to take a stand against anti-Semitism and to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
May I encourage you to take time this week to remember and discuss the horrors of the Holocaust with your children and grandchildren, neighbors and co-workers?As a new decade begins, let this be a time to reflect on the horrific history of Nazi Germany and to discuss the importance of taking a stand against Jew-hatred — and all hatred — in our world.
If you need some resources, here are several that I’ve developed over the years:
Watch this brief video report I made when I had the honor of visiting Auschwitz with several Evangelical pastors and their wives.
Read The Auschwitz Escape, or listen to the audio book. “As the Nazi war machine rolls across Europe, young Jacob Weisz is forced to flee his beloved Germany and join an underground resistance group in Belgium. But when a rescue operation goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself trapped in a crowded cattle car headed to southern Poland. Sentenced to hard labor in the Auschwitz labor camp, Jacob forms an unlikely alliance with Jean-Luc Leclerc, a former assistant pastor who was imprisoned for helping Jews. They’ve been chosen for one of the most daring and dangerous feats imaginable―escape from Auschwitz.
With no regard for their own safety, they must make it to the West and alert the Allies to the awful truth of what is happening in Poland before Fascism overtakes all of Europe. The fate of millions hangs in the balance.”
Read a column I wrote — “Remembering Four Heroes of the Holocaust” — that shares some of the true stories that inspired my novel, The Auschwitz Escape.
Watch this speech I gave to 10,000 Christian students at Liberty University — “Author Joel Rosenberg warns students to sharpen faith to fight evil.”
I hope those are helpful.
Now, here’s more on this week’s events here in Israel.”At the invitation of the President of the State of Israel, over forty royals, presidents, prime ministers and parliamentary leaders from Europe, North America and Australia, will attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, entitled Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” notes a press release from Yad Vashem.
“The World Holocaust Forum organized by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, will take place on 23 January 2020 at the Warsaw Ghetto Square in Yad Vashem, Jerusalem,” the released stated. “The World Holocaust Forum will be broadcast live via satellite feed worldwide and via Yad Vashem’s website and Facebook page.
“Confirmed Leaders of Nations and Heads of Delegations(As of 16 January 2020) President of Albania H.E. Mr. Ilir MetaPresident of Armenia H.E. Mr. Armen SarkissianGovernor-General of Australia The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)Federal President of Austria H.E. Mr. Alexander Van der BellenChairman of the House of Representatives of Belarus H.E. Mr. Vladimir Andreichenko
King of Belgium His Majesty King PhillipeChairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Mr. Željko KomšićPresident of Bulgaria H.E. Mr. Rumen RadevGovernor-General of Canada the Right Honourable Ms. Julie PayettePresident of Croatia H.E. Ms. Kolinda Grabar-KitarovićPresident of Cyprus H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic H.E. Mr. Andrej BabišPrime Minister of Denmark H.E. Ms. Mette FrederiksenPresident of European Council H.E. Mr. Charles MichelPresident of the European Commission H.E. Ms. Ursula von der LeyenPresident of the European Parliament H.E. Mr. David SassoliPresident of Finland H.E. Mr. Sauli NiinistöPresident of France H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron
President of Georgia H.E. Ms. Salome ZourabichviliPresident of Germany H.E. Mr. Frank-Walter SteinmeierPresident of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos
Representative of the Holy See His Eminence Cardinal Kurt KochPresident of Hungary H.E. Mr. János ÁderPresident of Iceland H.E. Mr. Guðni Thorlacius JóhannessonPresident of Italy H.E. Mr. Sergio MattarellaSpeaker of the Saeima of Latvia H.E. Ms. Ināra MūrniecePresident of Lithuania H.E. Mr. Gitanas NausedaGrand Duke of Luxembourg HRH Henri
President of Moldova H.E. Mr. Igor DodonMinister of State of Monaco H.E. Mr. Serge TellePresident of Montenegro H.E. Mr. Milo ĐjukanovićKing of the Netherlands His Royal Majesty Willem-AlexanderPresident of North Macedonia H.E. Prof. Dr. Stevo Pendarovski
Crown Prince of Norway HRH Crown Prince HaakonPresident of Portugal H.E. Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de SousaPresident of Romania H.E. Mr. Klaus IohannisPresident of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Vladimir PutinPresident of Serbia H.E. Mr. Aleksandar VučićPresident of Slovakia H.E. Ms. Zuzana ČaputováPresident of Slovenia H.E. Mr. Borut Pahor
King of Spain His Majesty King Felipe VIPrime Minister of Sweden H.E. Mr. Stefan LöfvenPresident of Ukraine H.E. Mr. Volodymyr ZelenskyyThe Prince of Wales HRH Prince Charles, United Kingdom
Vice President of the United States of America H.E. Mr. Michael R. Pence
*Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi**Awaiting official confirmation—————————
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