There is much that continues to be compelling in the exploration of the Holocaust and its impact on the lives of survivors and their children. To begin with, these studies keep alive the memory of the millions who were killed. For Jews, the admonition to remember is a core principal of religious belief.
For a Jew, to remember is an act of piety, a holy act that joins past with present that commemorates and memorializes. For non Jews, such remembrance bears witness to the horrors of the Nazi murder apparatus and raises a powerful moral and political voice against state organized and approved acts of racism, injustice and cruelty wherever and whenever they occur.
Excerpts from: International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 18:114-115 (1991).