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UN: Lessons of Holocaust Lost in Rwanda, Bosnia

If the world had listened to horrors of the Holocaust, perhaps mass murder in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda could have been prevented, speakers told the first-ever U.N. General Assembly session on the Holocaust of World War II. Both U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, a death camp survivor, also asked how some of Europe’s most cultured people could participate in mass murder of Jews by day and read Schiller and listen to Bach in the evening. The special session, at which survivors and the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Argentina, Armenia, Canada and Luxembourg spoke, is a memorial to the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest Nazi Germany death camp. “If the world had listened we may have prevented Darfur, Cambodia, Bosnia and naturally Rwanda,” Wiesel told the 191-nation assembly, whose members agreed to the session. Full Story

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