Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Global Embassy of Activists of Peace in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, organized an event in the Tecnológico de Monterrey, to train the parents of students in Human Rights.
In coordination with the directors of the institution, lectures and documentaries were provided about the history of the Holocaust. More than 300 parents had an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the factors that led to the Nazi barbarity during WWII; intolerance, lack of respect for life and human dignity, discrimination, and lack of sensitivity, among others.
The engineer Alfredo Peña Marín, Director of the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Campus, expressed his interest to continue creating opportunities to educate students on these events which marked a before and after in mankind’s history, so youths can become aware of the importance of respecting others and their differences.
Historian Monica Sandra Szwarcer de Kligma, was the keynote speaker and answered all the questions made by the attendees.
After the conference, parents expressed their interest that young people should receive knowledge about the different genocides throughout history and learn to identify the warning signs, to prevent another genocide from recurring anywhere in the world.
When the cycle of questions ended, all attendees toured the photo exhibition "Educating to Remember", with images that summarize the Holocaust.