UNESCO to commemorate Holocaust
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Published: 11/04/2007

The 34th session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the U.N.’s heritage arm, ended in Paris Friday with the unanimous passage of a resolution promoting Holocaust remembrance. Israel, Russia, the United States, Australia and Canada initiated the resolution, which had 65 co-sponsoring nations.

“Educating children of the world about the facts of one of the darkest moments in history is fundamental to ensuring that we avoid such tragedies in the future,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

At the session UNESCO added to its list of individuals who made unique contributions to civilization Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the Zionist pioneer who revived Hebrew for the modern age, and Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague, the Maharal, one of the great Jewish scholars of the 16th century.