Monday, April 28, 2014

A Day to Remember...

Photo credit: UN

Today is a day where the world remembers the atrocities committed against Jewish citizens of Europe (as well as gypsies, Soviet prisoners of war, homosexuals and other non-Aryans to name but a few).   

Over six million people were killed.  SIX. MILLION.  Just stop for a moment and let that sink in.  Six million people.

They were stripped of everything they owned.  Removed and separated from their families.  Starved. Beaten.  Worked like slaves.  They were shot and gassed and cremated.

It's not pretty.  And it's not pleasant to think about.  But it's important.  It is so very important.

We stopped in DC on our way to our vacation spot a few weeks ago.  While we were there we visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  A good time?  No.  A shocking, life changing visit? Absolutely.  

It's so very important for us all to remember the atrocities committed against an entire population of people, for no other reason than they were not like by another group of people.  Six million.

And it could easily happen again.  And in some places IS happening still.  Let us not forget Rwanda.  

Let's always remember so it never happens again.

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