As we pray and remember this Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is worth noting the “power of individual stories.” Javier Torres writes:
It was that Sunday morning I truly understood that part of our mandate is to preserve and share stories like Judy’s. Through her story, and the stories of many others found here in the Museum, visitors have the opportunity to keep a flame burning, and to share that flame with others. In bearing witness to these stories, we give new life to the voices that others had tried to silence for ever. Now, whenever I’m asked “Why the Canadian Museum for Human Rights?”, I tell people about the Sunday morning I met Judy and realized the power of one person’s story.