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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is International Holocaust Memorial day, to remember the time when the Nazis wiped out millions upon millions of Jews, Romanys, gays, just about anyone who faces didn't fit and could be blamed for the hardship that the Germans were facing. And that's the point. It wasn't just then, that sort of mindless destruction of whole groups of people can and does happen now, if we forget then it can happen again. First they depersonlise, then they blame, then they kill.

The statue is to commemorate the Kindertransport, the time the United Kingdom opened its doors to the children and took in 10,000. 10,000 is one sixth of one percent of 6,000,000.

posted by Ham at 08:06 -- Comments here: 3

Comments on "Holocaust Memorial Day"


Blogger Valladolid Daily Photo said ... (09:05) : 

Thanks for the info.


Blogger ADDY said ... (11:22) : 

My Dad was one of those Kinder who arrived at Liverpool Street station in 1939. I personally will never forget what he and his family suffered.


Blogger Mary deB said ... (01:59) : 

What's up? No picture for April 8?


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