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Student: Holocaust Memorial Day Unfairly Excludes Other Genocides

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The United Kingdom should abandon Holocaust memorial day, because it only focuses on the horrors of one genocide, according to a delegate to the National Union of Students.

Speaking at the NUS conference Wednesday in Brighton England, Chester University student Darta Kaleja opined that the Holocaust was being given special treatment by the Britsh government and the NUS, reports political blogger Guido Fawkes.

“Before I start I want to make it clear I am not against commemorating the Holocaust,” Kelja said. “I am against the NUS and the government forgetting and ignoring the mass genocides, and prioritizing some lives over others.”

“In my five years of UK education throughout GCSEs and A Levels, not once were the genocides of Tibet, Rwanda, or Zanzibar taught to me and my peers,” Kelja added. “So please, please vote against this motion, against the one day dedicated purely to atrocities of just one mass genocide, as it suggests that some lives are more important than others. Instead campaign for a day to commemorate all of them.”

More than twice as many people were killed in the Holocaust than the atrocities in Tibet, Rwanda and Zanzibar combined.

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