Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Whoever saves one life saves the world entire

We don't learn. We don't know how to avoid our past failures. 3 days ago, on the 7th of April, the world celebrated the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. That is a day when people have to think about all the genocides that have happened and are happening in our world. I was thinking about it, and during the last 3 days I have watched Schindler's List (it is a pretty long movie). This is a movie about a German businessman, Oskar Schindler, who being part of the SS, helped more than 1,000 jews and saved their lifes. He didn't have to, he spent all his fortune, but he did so. I couldn't stop crying, and I started remembering the visit Miguel and I payed to Auschwitz last summer. We killed 6,000,000 jews in Europe, and We still kill many million people around the world: Darfur, Congo, Rwanda, Bosnia...

But there are still a lot of things to recover from. People like Nobel Prize Orhan Pamuk had to flee from Turkey just because they don't follow the official Turkish version of denying the Armenian Genocide. We have to exalt those like Oskar Schindler, Orhan Pamuk or Ángel Sanz Briz, who saved more than 5,200 jews working at the Spanish embassy in Budapest. These people made and make, this world, a better world. And as it is said in the Talmud, Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.

Last scene of Schindler's List

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