Victims of the Holocaust How many survivors live in Mexico? This is what the study says

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Every year, on January 27, the victims of the Holocaust are remembered, a systematic genocide perpetrated by the Nazi regime during World War II.

This day, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005, provides a crucial opportunity to reflect on the tragedy of the Holocaust, honor the victims and reaffirm the commitment to combat anti-Semitism, hatred and intolerance in all their forms.

80 years after the end of World War II, some 245,000 Holocaust survivors still live in more than 90 countries, according to a new demographic study published this week by Claims Conference, an organization that demands compensation for Holocaust survivors, 119,300 of them mostly reside in Israel, 38,400 in the United States, 21,900 in France and 14,200 in Germany.

In South America and the Caribbean, some 700 survivors are still alive, of which 300 in Brazil and 200 in Mexico.

How many Holocaust survivors live in Mexico?

Mexico records 100 Holocaust survivors still alive.

“Almost all the survivors still alive were children at the time of the Nazi persecution, they survived camps, ghettos, escapes and life in hiding,” the report says.

This despite the fact that children then had the “least chances of survival”, the document adds.

With an average current age of 86 years, the survivors are “in a period of life in which their need for care and services is increasing”, said Gideon Taylor, president of Claims Conference.

This report is the most comprehensive of recent years, according to the organization.

Founded in 1951, Claims Conference was a signatory to the so-called Luxembourg Agreement, in which Germany assumed responsibility for the Nazi atrocities and paid reparations.

The signing of the agreement was considered as its first major step back to the community of nations after World War II.

Since then, the German government has paid more than 90 billion dollars, according to the group.

In total six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.

In memory of Holocaust victims: Activities in CDMX

In Mexico City there is the Museum of Memory and Tolerance where several activities that may interest you about the Holocaust:

In this link you can find chronological content about the Holocaust: https://www.myt.org.mx/memoria/holocausto

Permanent Exhibition of Genocides of the 20th Century: https://www.myt.org.mx/sala-memoria

The definition of genocide that has been adopted is that of the “Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” of 1948. That is why those crimes perpetrated from the 20th century onwards that have been recognized as genocide, or are in the process of being so, by courts or truth commissions are exhibited.

Exhibition: Anne Frank notes of hope

The story of Anne Frank represents that of tens of thousands of Jewish families who resisted Hitler’s hatred by hiding, but also that of thousands of committed beings who decided to take a step forward and set aside indifference to help others, even if this risked their future and their lives.

Hours Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: from 105.00 to 140.00 pesos

Source: El Economista