My father spent time at one of the camps at the end of the war helping to relocate people. I didn’t find out about it until '95 when he commented upon it at the end of my brothers life. It definitely changes someones outlook on humanities capacity for inhumanity. The deniers are the ones that really get to me. We had a number of clients in my fathers practice w/tattoos.
Our collective history is one of triumphs and failures. The triumphs are documented in song and statue. Our failures, at times, can be so horrific, so beyond our ability to absorb, to comprehend, that far too often we simply can’t, or won’t. This seems to be one of those books that many will simply ignore because it is so unbelievably gut wrenching. But it is also a book, as many of you have already stated, that needs to be published, and read. If only to shove in the denier’s faces.
A cousin of mine was a Captain in the US army; he was involved in the liberation of one of the camps. I can’t recall which at the moment. Growing up I had friends whose parents wore their “tatoos” for all to see. I have family who were killed in the camps, and I have family who survived, some even fought as partisans in the forests of Eastern Europe. Many shared their remarkable stories. It happened. It is not possible, for any sane person to deny it.
History MUST be taught, and LEARNED. There are currently too many “signs” that, indeed, we are forgetting the lessons of the past. Keep the history books coming!
It looks like NO lessons have been learned - and the holocaust is being used as a “shield” by one particular nation to commit war crimes and “plausible genocide” against a particular “concentration camp” - for what else can it be surrounded by wire and gun-towers ( ?! ) GENOCIDE continues at this very moment - by ruthless hypocrites !
If thou throws rocks at thy neighbour
thou shalt not be surprised when sh!t happens.
So many wars, so many failures, so little result
and so frighteningly few lessons learned.
Yes, wars are always horrible for civilians.
I suspect that this particular round of Palestinian
Terminal Stupidity has been incited by Vladolf Putler
to draw our attention away from the genocide that
Russia is attempting in Ukraine.
Treating the Palestinians as “useful fools” to be used
as tools for Russias geopolitical goals.