Twitter users are sharing heartfelt words and horrific facts today in remembrance of the Holocaust, which lasted from January 1933 to May 1945.
If we held 1 minute of silence for every victim we would be silent for 11.5years. #HolocaustMemorialDay pic.twitter.com/U03TftZIID
— 年輕時髦 (@TheYoungHipster) January 27, 2016
#HolocaustMemorialDay: Hollywood's last survivors tell their stories to THR (in Dec. issue) https://t.co/hvOlWZ1bTz pic.twitter.com/JStCdVDKsa
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 27, 2016
Tweets reminded the world of the millions of men, women and children who lost their lives.
In memory of the 6 million silenced voices of innocent men, women, and children. #HolocaustMemorialDay #BellLetsTalk
— Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) January 27, 2016
#HolocaustMemorialDay Please Say a Prayer to Remember the Millions ~ Who lost their lives too soon. #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/0hgWHoMdho
— ~Anastasia Lee~ (@TheAnastasiaLee) January 27, 2016
"a powerful reminder of what can happen when we stop seeing our common humanity" Ban-Ki-moon #HolocaustMemorialDay pic.twitter.com/bz1tiRa9Ii
— United Nations Photo (@UN_Photo) January 27, 2016
Over 11 million people were murdered by evil, hatred, and a world unwilling or unable to help. We must never forget. #HolocaustMemorialDay
— Victoria Aveyard (@VictoriaAveyard) January 27, 2016
Some have used this day as a political statement to compare presidential candidate Donald Trump to leader of the Nazi Party Adolf Hitler.
Others used today to voice their viewpoints regarding Islamic beliefs. Several also asked questions about the validity of the Holocaust.
#HolocaustMemorialDay 1. The numbers do not add up 2. It is against the law to research the numbers 3. Truth does not fear investigation
— Mary Whittier (@marylovefreedom) January 27, 2016
"The Only Religion I Respect Is #Islam. The Only Prophet I admire is The Prophet Muhammad" #HolocaustMemorialDay pic.twitter.com/ZgbZhVCJn3
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) January 27, 2016
But many more used their social media platforms to ask for change, for all religions, races, genders and other basic human traits.
Today's #HolocaustMemorialDay is a chance for all of us to reaffirm our commitment to continue the fight against anti-semitism and hatred.
— Douglas Alexander (@D_G_Alexander) January 27, 2016
Genocide, antisemitism, racism and discrimination still continue. It is time for humanity to stand against these evils #HolocaustMemorialDay
— Rehman Siddiq (@RehmanSid) January 27, 2016
Never again. #HolocaustMemorialDay pic.twitter.com/KViSgrSaiQ
— vesa (@vesazatriqi) January 27, 2016
Regardless of your beliefs about the Holocaust, the simple fact that this was a terrible time for our planet remains. So take some time today to remember those who lost their lives during this tragic piece of world history.