Wednesday, January 28, 2015

70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

 A child brings a candle to at a Jewish cemetery at the former Terezin Nazi concentration camp on January 27, 2015, in Terezin (Theresiendstadt ) during the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK.

 On January 27, about 300 Survivors, witnesses to the history of Auschwitz, were over 1 million people, Jews, Poles, Roma, Soviet Prisoners of War, Gays and others were murdered. They met in front of the Death Gate of the former Birkenau camp in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

"From whatever country you come, look at the rooms of this camp and think,

And do whatever you can so that your pilgrimage be not in vain as was not in vain our death.

For you and for your children, the ashes of Auschwitz are a warning..that the terrible fruit of hatred, whose traces you saw here, will never grow a new seed, neither tomorrow or ever."  Primo Levi 

"Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky,” author and Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel wrote in his book “Night.” “So many crazed men . . . so much brutality.”;_ylt=AwrTcdqUFslUO2YArAYnnIlQ

Night will fall - a film from the liberation of the camps:

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