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Auschwitz (Murder Camp) liberated 75 years ago today
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A reminder of how bad a Crisis can go. Seventy-five years ago the Soviet Army liberated the Factory of Suffering and Murder at Auschwitz. Auschwitz is infamous today more as deed than as a place, a consequence of the juxtaposition of hatred, ignorance, fanaticism, cruelty, secrecy, and greed victimizing helpless people. Not Jewish, I question whether I can express the horror. 


Quote:OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.

“We have with us the last living survivors, the last among those who saw the Holocaust with their own eyes,” Polish President Andrzej Duda told those at the commemoration, which included the German president as well as Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders.

“The magnitude of the crime perpetrated in this place is terrifying, but we must not look away from it and we must never forget it,” Duda said.

About 200 camp survivors attended, many of them elderly Jews and non-Jews who traveled from Israel, the United States, Australia, Peru, RussiaSlovenia and elsewhere. Many lost parents and grandparents in Auschwitz or other Nazi death camps during World War II, but were joined by children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.

Never again!
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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Auschwitz (Murder Camp) liberated 75 years ago today - by pbrower2a - 01-27-2020, 08:31 PM

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