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1月27日はアウシュビッツが解放された日にちなみ国際ホロコースト日なんですね。国際政治はどうも苦手という方は、スピルバーグのスピーチの始まりの挨拶部分だけでも確認しておきたいです。



トランスクリプト
Thank you.

Mr. Under-Secretary-General, Excellencies, Holocaust Survivors, ladies and gentlemen: I'm honored to speak to you on United Nations International Commemoration Day.

To the Holocaust United Nations Outreach Programme, I'm grateful to you for inviting me to address this year's theme, "Journeys Through the Holocaust" - and for years of partnership with the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation. It's particularly meaningful to me that Rena Finder and other survivors of the Holocaust and genocide are here with us today. I'd like to dedicate my remarks to them.

スピルバーグが関わる財団では被害者の証言を集める作業をしているそうですが、カンボジアやルワンダ、南京も含まれているようです。

But the survivors' powerful determination to contribute to a future without genocides doesn't come from leaving the Holocaust behind, from escaping history. Their determined demand is that we engage fully with history, that the Holocaust remain with us, in memory. Theirs were journeys into the Holocaust. They cannot emerge from it. And neither can the world until there are no more genocides, until the unthinkable becomes impossible. Tragically, we are all aware that the Holocaust is with us today, in ongoing attempts at genocide all around our planet.

In response to this reality, we expanded the Shoah Foundation's collection to include testimony from the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda and the Nanjing Massacre and eventually we'll include testimony from Shreber-neet-suh and Sudan.

I was recently informed by the Foundation staff that survivors of the Rwandan genocide have asked to see Holocaust survivor testimonies because they want to learn how people rebuilt their lives after facing death and losing loved ones. Victims of genocide in the past are now teachers to victims of recent genocide. When I first heard this, I was deeply moved, and I felt glad that our work gathering memories of the Shoah was helping in this unexpected way. But also I became terribly sad.



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