The Modern-Day Holocaust: A Look At Darfur

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Last week, for Spring Break, I went on a school field trip to Washington D.C. We visited everything from the White House to the Spy Museum, and, along the way, we stopped at the Holocaust Museum.

Last week, for Spring Break, I went on a school field trip to Washington D.C. We visited everything from the White House to the Spy Museum, and, along the way, we stopped at the Holocaust Museum. The Holocaust Museum is something that everyone should visit. It truly opens your eyes to the horrors of the reign of Hitler. Seeing this museum made me think about the genocide going on in Darfur, Sudan today.

 

Most people today have never heard of Darfur, or if they have, they are not truly informed of the devastations going on there. What most people don't know is that, in Darfur, over two million people have died in the past six month…that's over ten thousand a day! People often wonder why we care ? Well, why did we care about Hitler's reign of terror? We care because they are people and right now hundreds are being brutally killed.

 

After I read an article in the Washington Post, explaining the true tragedies of Darfur, I was inspired to help out. You can visit several websites such as savedarfur.org and join the Save Darfur Alliance. In certain stores, you can even buy items where part of the money goes to Darfur. There are even several campaigns to raise money for Darfur such as Dollars for Darfur and Eyes on Darfur. Be sure to support National Save Darfur Day on April 13, 2008! Wear green to show that you are one of the millions of people trying to save lives.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Very good!
    Very good! I went to Washington D.C. this summer. We went to the Holocaust museum, too, and I wrote a review about our trip. You should check it out! Really talented writing, keep it up!

  2. I went to the Holocaust m…
    I went to the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. and in NY. It made me cry. Great article!

  3. Speaking of Hitler…
    Speaking of Hitler, over my spring break, my family and I went to Hawaii. We saw Pearl Harbor, the place where the Japanese bombed us. Therefore, the USA was dragged into WW2. Anyway, great job and a fantastic story!

  4. I went to the Holocaust M…
    I went to the Holocaust Museum on a people to people trip in October. They didn’t let us see the goriest stuff, but it was awful. I wish I could help, but I don’t know how!

  5. I first learned about the…
    I first learned about the genocide happening in Darfur at a screening of “Darfur Now” last winter. After seeing that documentary, my friends and I joined a club at our school called “Invisible Children”. Is so sad how so many people don’t even know about what is going on and even more sad that many of the people that do know about it do nothing!

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