Statement on Genocide Prevention Day 2020

‘Every day, people start out in the hope of a better life. And in every heart beats the need for belonging, acceptance and peace. For genocide prevention, we rely on law, governments, international organisations and tribunals… as well as on compassion, empathy and kindness. The goodness that is woven into the fabric of the human heart. In today’s divided world of misinformation, anxiety and economic uncertainty, our humanity is our most effective means of genocide prevention.
‘Each and every one of us has the power to prevent genocide from developing by actively guarding against prejudice, by staying informed, and by shining the light of humanity in the places of darkness today.’

Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE
Chief Executive, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust