The mission of The Holocaust Reconciliation Project is to empower the current generation of Germans to transcend the guilt and shame of previous generations, while being ever mindful of the past. Through educational workshops presented in gymnasiums and other secondary schools in Germany , a new sense of responsibility can help eradicate anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice.
"[Dr.] Cahn is so concerned with the fragile connection between Jews and Germans today that he approaches our generation to make a change for the future without letting...his attitude towards Germany be consumed and shaped by the past. And that made me realize that it might be time to find new ways to cope with our history, ways which acknowledge the unbelievable horrors that happened but which at the same time do not make us turn our faces away in shame and help us to learn to be proud without being arrogant and patriotic, without being intolerant....Because if we try to understand instead of judge and if we start looking for similarities instead of differences, we might actually benefit and learn from that ...and we definitely did that during Dr. Cahn´s workshop."
"You took away my being ashamed about being German. Thank you for that!"
"I am a Muslim myself, and I did not know that Judaism and Islam had so much in common. I guess a reconciliation should actually be easier, because of these similarities."
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