A view of Lewis for the world - a view of the world from Lewis
Title picture: Cloudscapes, Stornoway, 1 February 2017
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Holocaust Memorial Day 2016
it is 71 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.