WUJS is thrilled to announce that the Delegation of Jewish American Students has recently joined the Union as an Ordinary Member Organization. This is very exciting step for WUJS as it’s the first time in years that American Jewish Students receive an official voice within WUJS.
The World Union of Jewish Students welcomes the appointment of Robert Singer to the position of Secretary General at the World Jewish Congress. Robert Singer is currently director general and chief executive officer of the global non-profit organization World ORT, and was named to assume the most senior professional position at the World Jewish Congress (WJC) this week. The WJC is the leading international Jewish organization federating Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries around the world. The WJC is a long term supporter of WUJS since it backed the union financially after World War II.
Today marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is dedicated to the six million Jewish victims, two million Gypsies, 15,000 homosexuals and millions of other innocent victims of the Holocaust who were murdered by Nazi Germany and her allies during World War II. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 designated January 27th as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day as it marks the anniversary of the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp, known as Auschwitz-Birkeneau, which was first come upon by Soviet troops in 1945. The 60/7 resolution urges every member of the United Nations to honor the memory of the innocent victims that were murdered during the Holocaust and encourages the development of educational programs about the history of the Holocaust in order to help prevent future acts of genocide. It condemns all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on religious or ethnic belief and rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an historical event. It also vigorously attempts to preserve the Holocaust sites, such as the Nazi death camps, concentration camps, forced labor camps and prisons where innocent victims were tortured and murdered.
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