For me, ‘Never forget’ is easy.
‘Never again’ is hard.
I’m not ignorant. Through pictures, films, books, classes, museums, trips to the scenes of great atrocities, I have borne witness and made a promise with my generation to ‘never forget’ so that the world may forever remember the horror of the Holocaust long after the last survivor passes. And though I say ‘never again’, it happens. Again and again. Almost 65 years later and people on this planet are still systematically oppressed and murdered. While these acts may not hold a candle to the 6,000,000 executed, it is a wake up call to the evil that men can still do. And for whatever reason, I do nothing. Short of a parable about a grain of sand changing the beach, I’m not sure that any of my actions create any real lasting change in the world. But I do know there are people whose actions do. Which is why I support them. Hence, a portion of the proceeds from this weeks prints will go to the Simon Weisenthal Center dedicated to “Confronting antisemitism, hate and terrorism, promoting human rights and dignity, standing with Israel, defending the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.”