Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today it is 68 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. Nor the victims of other holocausts, perpetrated around the globe before and after. 

2 comments:

  1. Guido ,you are so right ...we have to keep their memory alive ..love Jan xx

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  2. This would be a horrifying place to visit. I remember getting books from the library when I was a teenager and seeing these horrors for myself. I couldn't fathom how men and women could be so inhumane! Are we not all God's children I asked myself naively? My trust in my fellow human was sorely tested. God alone knows how those poor sufferers felt. Worse was in store for the survivors who must have ask.."Why me?". Their suffering must still go on. I will never forget.

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