The National WWII Museum in New Orleans writes on their web page, "Approximately every three minutes a memory of World War II—its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs—disappears. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now mostly in their 90s. They are dying quickly—at the rate of approximately 430 a day, according to US Veterans Administration figures."
The Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration at UMD every year, including its lecture series, was created to insure that the lessons of the Holocaust not be forgotten, and the memory of it's victims be remembered with dignity.
But as we lose the people who witnessed these horrors first hand ... have we already begun to forget?
You can read more about Alain Resnais 1955 documentary Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) here: