The University of Tulsa, 26 January 2023
On January 27, 1945, the Red Army liberated Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, a pivotal moment in history. The international community officially recognized this date in 1996, and later, the United Nations General Assembly declared it an international Memorial Day in 2005. This year, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration took place at the University of Tulsa, commemorating 78 years since the end of the war. It was an immense honor for us to have been granted the permission to hold this significant event at this distinguished university, which hosted it on the TU Campus for the first time.
At the Dangoor Centre, we acknowledge the profound suffering endured by the Jewish people throughout history, and we view it as our mission to share and remember with the world. We firmly believe that remembering the past is the key to preventing future atrocities, echoing the sentiments eloquently expressed by Barbara Tuchman in her book. According to her, history must be remembered to prevent the “march of folly” and the recurring regrets that follow.
In recent years, we have organized this event in various locations, such as Israel and Sophia, N. Macedonia and Bulgaria. This year, we were privileged to bring it to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Danielle Gurevitch, Chair