Every genocide must be remembered: German researcher Katharina

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Desk Report:

Marking the 22nd founding anniversary of Liberation War Museum and the celebration of 48th Independence Day, German researcher Katharina Hoffmann on Wednesday said that the history of genocide must be known, practised, preserved and the next generation must be informed about it in a view to preventing any more genocide from taking place in future.

The professor came up with the opinion while presenting a public lecture titled “Transnational Perspectives on Genocide” during the closing ceremony of the weeklong festival at the museum on the occasion.

“Every genocide is unique, and every genocide must be remembered,” said Katharina stressing on the need of museum to uphold the legacy.

Criticising the tendency of international politics to deny some genocide incidences, like genocide on Rohingyas, she stressed on the importance of creating international connectivity to build up international association to prevent genocide so that such crime doesn’t happen in future again.

Ziauddin Tariq Ali, Member Secretary of the museum’s trustee board, was also present on the occasion.

“It is possible to build up a humanitarian society through keeping the remembrance of genocide awakening among the people,” said Ziauddin.

After the public lecture, students of Mohammadpur Preparatory School and College and Agargaon Ideal High School presented a cultural event while a children theatre – Bidrohi Shishu Kishore Theatre – from Panchagarh performed a musical drama.

On the last day of celebration, Rangapith drama group and Angels School performed cultural performances in the afternoon. unb

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