We, Holocaust survivors, want to tell the world ...

"We have not turned into vindictive people full of hate ... We chose life. We rebuilt our lives, we took part in the struggle to establish the state of Israel, and we contributed to the societies of Israel and of the various states from which we came. Today we Holocaust survivors ... deliver the Jewish message that memory must lead to acts and to moral commitment. It must be the basis of action, and the source of strength for the creation of a better world. We want to cull from the atrocities a positive message for our people and the world - a message of commitment to the values of man and humanity. The Holocaust belongs to the universal tradition of all people of culture. It has set the standard of absolute evil. Lessons of the Holocaust must serve as a cultural code fostering education for humane values, democracy, human rights, and tolerance."

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