View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Friday, 27 January 2012

Auschwitz Memorial Day

Today it is 67 years ago since the infamous Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. More than a million people, mainly Jews, were killed there during the Second World War. The process was conducted as an industrial process. To date, some of the goods left behind by the victims of the Holocaust remain on display. These include suitcases with name tags, spectacle frames, hair and shoes. I have never visited Auschwitz and am not likely to. January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering all the victims of the Nazi's policy of extermination of all those they considered to be sub-human. We must never forget. 

1 comment:

  1. Love your new header Guido,its brilliant.A very imformative post.We must never forget no.My todays weather has been a real mixture.Started out quite nice,sunny but nippy.Then rain after lunch,followed by a snow shower around tea/time,but because the ground was wet it didn't settle thank goodness.Have a nice evening.Oh for the joys of the micro reading your Burns evening post haaa.LOL!!!