Holocaust Memorial Day: The 61st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
The stories of the rescuers show everyone how even small actions can make a difference to the persecuted and hunted. It also highlights the dangers of indifference to the plight of those in danger. As last year we hope that learning about the courage of the rescuers will enable everyone of us, young and old, of whatever faith or no faith, to change our attitudes to our fellow man. We must be aware that each individual is responsible for his/her own actions and we must not be indifferent to our neighbour’s pain. We will then have learnt one of the most valuable lessons of the Holocaust – that ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’.
Finally, I present a list of links to relevant posts that I have written over the past year or so. Hopefully, it will acquaint newcomers with my previous writings on the subject and remind longtime readers of why we should never forget.
60 years ago today: The evacuation of Auschwitz and start of the death march 60 years ago today: The liberation of Buchenwald Sunday afternoon history lesson 60 years ago today: The liberation of Bergen-Belsen 60 years ago today: The liberation of Dachau Eugenics and involuntary euthanasia 67 years ago tonight: Kristallnacht Oprah goes to Auschwitz You can't make stuff like this up: Mel Gibson is planning a TV miniseries about the Holocaust
The 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: How I discovered Holocaust denial How David Irving became a Holocaust denier A truly offensive use of Halloween Taboos of Holocaust deniers Schadenfreude More schadenfreude: Irving now admitting there were gas chambers? David Irving to stand trial in Austria) The President of Iran: Holocaust denier and anti-Semite An unexpected analogy The loon running Iran