Virtually every year, I write a blog for SHRM on Holocaust Remembrance. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is on April 28, 2022.
During the Holocaust, more than 11 million human beings were systemically murdered. Millions more died fighting Hitler and his genocidal machine.
The Holocaust had a disproportionate effect on the European Jewish community. Six out of nine million European Jews were murdered—the percentage is beyond staggering.
But some may ask: what does this have to do with work? Let me suggest at least two connections.
First, the Holocaust has affected some employees directly, and it is...