This week marks the Holocaust

Events to target hatred, strife
Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 04/23/06

The emptiness where the Twin Towers once stood is more than an unnerving scar from Sept. 11, 2001.

It’s a reminder of what killed more than 1 million Armenians in the first quarter of the 20th century. Of how 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust of World War II. Of why Rwanda, Somalia and Darfur are more than answers to a geography quiz.

“This is deep-seated hatred,” said Susan Rosenblum, a Lakewood High School teacher whose self-created class is titled “Holocaust and Man’s Inhumanity to Man.”

Rosenblum is the keynote speaker at today’s New Jersey Jewish War Veterans ceremony at Liberty State Park, in the shadow of the New York skyline torn apart when the Twin Towers collapsed Sept. 11, 2001. The event will be held to remember the Holocaust.