For the 2017 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of the Holocaust, UNIC Yaounde organized an Educational talk and Poster Exhibition on “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda”, with students of Lycée de Tsinga and Lycée de la Cité Verte , both in Yaounde on 27 January 2017 on the theme “Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a Better Future”. Panelists were His Excellency Ran Gidor; Ambassador of Israel in Cameroon and Mrs Dorothée Onguene representing the UN Centre for Human Rights and Democracy.
Teaching and learning about the Holocaust can sensitize students to the position of minorities. An analysis of the mechanisms that led to the Holocaust can help them realize the importance of accepting and appreciating diversity rather than seeing it as a cause for discord. It is only through education that youths and students can learn to filter the information they consume through the social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, skype, Youtube, etc… where most messages of hate are propagated today.
The educational documentary film; “The Path to Nazi Genocide” was screened for a better understanding of the holocaust atrocities and the over 75 participants made a guided tour of a poster exhibition on “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda” in English and French.