Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Day of History

A reminder from reader CS, that today is 'National Holocaust Memorial Day'.

"Some 11 million people, six million of them Jews, were systematically murdered in Europe by Nazi Germany during the 1940s. Like the 'Rememberance Sunday' in the U.K. should we not think about those that died? More than 2,000 schools across the UK are expected to hold events to mark the day."

I quite agree with you, CS, it's something we should never forget, particularly in this day and age of 'Holocaust Revisionism'. encouraged by Iran and a number of Arab states. I've met people who were in the concentration camps; heard their stories and seen their camp tatoos and in a climate of increasing intolerance we should never let ourselves forget the inhumanity that man can descend to.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soviet Russia under Stalin; Turkish Armenians; Cambodia; Ruanda; former Yugoslavia; Shias under Saddam ... we need to remember them all.

anon again! said...

anon again!

I lived just up the road from Bergen Belsen when stationed in Germany. I don't think the World will ever forgive or forget the horrendousness of the Holocaust.
Let us also, without forgetting the countless Holocaust dead, not forget Mr Mugabe and what he is doing in Zimbabwe today!

Tony Beachcomber said...

Annon 6:41, also not forgetting Kenya and Dafur, all those innocent people dying at this moment in time.

Anonymous said...

We will of course take no interest in the genocide in Zimbabwe as they don't have any oil!