Some familiar names have visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Pledge Wall and made personal pledges to meet the challenge of genocide.
"Never Again" is a clarion call to moral action; it is for all people, in all places, at all times. Let us write a new history for humankind.
Actress and Film Director
I will learn from the past. I will never forget.
Former UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
First, we must recognize that we have repeatedly pledged "Never again" and have repeatedly failed. But each failure raises our conscience and our determination to do better, to turn the words into deeds, to prevent all forms of genocide. I pledge to do my best, in my official and private capacity, to contribute toward this goal.
US Permanent Representative to the UN
Speak The Truth
Actor and Film Producer
To help make public at earliest warning signs so to prevent further atrocities.
NBA All Star Player
Influence the United States and Europe to support the Congo, Uganda, and Southern Sudan in the arrest and capture of rebel leader Kony who is responsible for the genocide in northeast Congo.
Gen. Romeo Dallaire
Former Commander of UN Peacekeeping Forces in Rwanda
One day, sooner than later, if we become activists for humanity, we will no more resort to conflict due to the frictions of our differences.
I will engage the athletes of the world to use their celebrity to fight the injustice of genocide.
Former UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide
I will teach my law students. I will urge my human rights colleagues to act. I will "speak truth to power" whenever and wherever I can. I know it is hard but after today I won't give up.
President, American Jewish World Service
I pledge to be alert to any and all potential and actual genocides around the world, to step in and mobilize others to step in with all necessary service and advocacy actions. It is our responsibility to protect the people of the world against assaults on their lives that are too visible and alive in too many parts of the world.
Rabbi David Saperstein
Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
I pledge to mobilize our Reform Jewish rabbis and synagogues to educate our communities about genocidal activity wherever it occurs and to urge elected officials to address these crises.