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Local documentaries keep memory of Holocaust alive on day of remembrance

KOB.com Web Staff
April 15, 2018 05:18 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – People across the country paused for a moment Sunday to remember the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

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In Albuquerque, the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico hosted an event which featured four student-created documentaries about Holocaust survivors in the Duke City. Organizers say this event and others like it are vital in keeping the memory of the Holocaust and its victims alive.

"In this country, the knowledge of the Holocaust seems to be significantly low," local filmmaker Reinhard Lorenz said. "So it is very important to keep the remembrance alive of those who suffered from the Holocaust, and to keep honoring them, but also to learn the lessons that come out of the Holocaust. And if you don't remember, then we don't learn the lesson, and then similar things may happen."

A recent New York Times poll found knowledge of the Holocaust is fading in the U.S. That loss of knowledge is especially pronounced among Millennials.

For example, the New York Times reports 41 percent of Americans – including 66 percent of Millennials – don't know what Auschwitz was.

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