Saturday, January 27, 2018

Least we forget. International Holocaust Remembrance Day

After going through the selection process upon arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Perla Schwartz, an elderly Jewish woman from Subcarpathian Rus was selected for death. She waits on the ramp to be taken to the gas chambers. Antisemitism and Fascism are on the rise again. Let all people remember what happened and not let it happen again. 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session.[1] The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year on 24 January 2005 during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust.

"Sometimes I am asked if I know 'the response' to Auschwitz;... not only do I not know it, but I don't even know if a tragedy of this magnitude has a response."- Elie Wiesel

Let us honor Janos Korczak

In 1942, a man led 192 children to the gas chambers... 80 years later, he is still celebrated for his act!

On Thursday 6 August 1942 the Germans deported Korczak, his assistants and the two hundred children, from the orphanage at 16 Sienna Street, the orphanage having been relocated from Krochmalna. A witness to the orphans three mile march to the deportation train described the scene to the Jewish historian Emanuel Ringelblum as follows:

“This was not a march to the railway cars - this was an organised, wordless protest against the murder.” 

The children marched in rows of four, with Korczak leading them, looking straight ahead, and holding a child’s hand on each side.

A second column was led by Stefania Wilczynska, the third by Broniatowska, her children carrying blue knapsacks on their backs, and the fourth by Sternfeld, from the boarding school on Twarda Street.”

Nothing is known of their last journey to Treblinka, where they were all murdered by the Nazis. After the war, associations bearing Korczak’s name were formed in Poland, Israel, Germany and other countries, to keep his memory alive and to promote his message and his work.

In memory of the Holocaust, let's never forget the heroes who stood up in the name of humanity 


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1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

After standing in Dachau, all I can say is. . . NEVER FORGET!!!