Female survivors standing outside a barracks in the newly liberated Lenzing concentration camp. On May 5, 1945, troops of the 80th Infantry division, accompanied by photographers from Combat Unit 123, liberated the camp. Lenzing, Austria, May 5, 1945.
And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities are irrelevant. Whenever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must -at that moment- become the center of the universe.
— Elie Wiesel in his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
(Photo: Don Snyder / NBC News)
Margot Friedlander hid for 13 months before being discovered in April 1944 and sent to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in what is now the Czech Republic.
U.S. soldier William Best meets 19-year old Joseph Guttman, whom he liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp, New York 1948.
April 7, 1994: Rwanda Civil War Begins
Twenty years ago today, Hutu gunmen systematically start tracking down and killing moderate Hutu politicians and Tutsi leaders. The deputy to the U.S. ambassador in Rwanda tells Washington that the killings involve not just political murders, but genocide.
Thousands die on the first day, setting off 100 days of slaughter.
Follow FRONTLINE’s Rwandan Genocide timeline to learn about significant events, statements and decisions that reveal how the United States and the West chose not to act to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
Photo: A woman consoles Bizimana Emmanuel, 22, during the 20th anniversary commemoration of the 1994 genocide at Amahoro Stadium April 7, 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let us pause to reflect on nine things women in America can do in 2014 that they could not do in 1914:
1) Marry a foreigner and keep their citizenship.
2) Have equal access to job listings.
3) Seek damages for sexual harassment.
4) Lose a job or promotion because of pregnancy — or potential pregnancy.
Learn more via Huffington Post.
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
— Martin Luther King
A big shout out to the Global Ambassadors team in New York! They made 42,000 beads to help bring clean water to 2,100 people in Tanzania! Thank you Global Ambassadors and everyone around the world for making beads!
Syrian refugees and CARE aid workers ran the Dead-2-Red ultra-marathon in Jordan! Read our new blog about their efforts to raise awareness and support.