Holocaust Survivors Use Social Media to Fight Anti-Semitism

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Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors are taking to social media to share their experiences of how hate speech paved the way for mass murder.


What You Need To Know

  • Holocaust survivors posted short video messages to social media their experiences of how hate speech paved the way for the Nazi genocide
  • Participants in the #ItStartedWithWords campaign hope to educate people about how the Nazis embarked on an insidious campaign to dehumanize and marginalize Jews prior to the Holocaust
  • The campaign coincides with Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, which began on April 7 and ends on April 8
  • A number of U.S. lawmakers, from Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) shared the survivors’ stories as part of the campaign

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