There is an ever-growing need to show that we are all bound together by a common humanity.
Learning from the Righteous is an educational charity that uses the stories of acts of rescue and resistance by non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust, The Righteous Among The Nations, to inspire children between 10 and 14 from a range of religious and cultural backgrounds to make a positive impact on the world they live in.
OUR MISSION is to promote respect and mutual understanding by:
Broadening children's knowledge of the Holocaust in a fact-based, age-appropriate way
Supporting teachers with training programmes
Using examples of “the righteous” to demonstrate our shared humanity
Celebrating the “courage of the few” who chose not to be bystanders
Encouraging children to devise practical ways of making a difference to the lives of others
"In a way, the bystanders are worse than the bullies, because they see what is happening, but because it isn’t happening to them, they don’t stop it, even though they probably know it’s wrong"
"My dream is to live in a world where we can all influence and inspire each other. Instead of letting war and tyranny spread trepidation through the nations, we should use our talents to spread love"
"The next time you see someone who is lonely, spare a few minutes to put a smile on their face - you may change their world forever"
"Everybody is equal, no matter who they love or what they look like – humans are like flowers growing in a garden, no matter which one you decide to pick, they are all equally beautiful"
Alexandra Malisz Worth
"It doesn’t matter what religion or race you are – just as these non-Jews who risked their life for Jews, if you do such a wonderful thing, you deserve recognition for it"
"The righteous risked their lives to help others - these fabulous people showed that we are all part of the same community and should look out for each other. You should always help others in need"
"The Righteous risked their lives to help Jews survive and there are many people who wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for them. They are great heroes in the Jewish Community"
"Now I understand what the writing on the back of the Yad Vashem medal means – saving one life is like saving the world. It took so much courage for these people to do what they did"
"I want to make a positive contribution by campaigning against people who I think have a negative influence on the world. I intend to campaign for what I believe in"
"The actions of these rescuers show that being brave and risk-taking can have a huge effect. If I was in their situation I hope that I would help those in danger to find safety"
"When you have the courage to stand up to people and do what you think is right, you can always make a difference. These people have given me the courage to try to heal the world!"
"Being aware of the past is the best way of knowing what we should do in the future"
"All around us the world is shattering into pieces - let’s stick it back together with hope and love"
"We all have good inside us. No one should be persecuted for being different. Our future should not be filled with the hatred of today. This should be a world where it is safe to be different"
"As children, we are the future – we have to pass on these important messages, we must get our voices heard"
"Everyone is entitled to their opinions but hatred should not be allowed to be so public. So, if you ask me what I want, it’s that everyone is truly equal"
"If everyone chooses to do at least one good deed, then the world would quickly fill with kindness and happiness"
"We need to learn that our differences are not as important as the things we have in common. If we work together we can repair our broken world"
"No one is born exceptionally evil or kind – we all have the choice to follow our own path. We are unique"
"This is what I have learnt from the example of the righteous - the world will only be a good place if people look after it"
"When you fight someone, they will react by trying to protect themselves and fight back. It will never end and the whole world will be in conflict"
"One act of love can combat a thousand acts of hate. We can’t change the way the stars and the planets behave, but we can change this world through the way we behave"