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January 27, 2017

January 27th is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 8:37 am
Russian soldiers with survivors of Auschwitz

Russian soldiers with survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

Is it really necessary to have a day that is called “Holocaust Remembrance Day”?

Isn’t every day Holocaust Remembrance Day?

You can read a news article about Holocaust Remembrance Day at https://www.thelocal.de/20170127/holocaust-remembrance-day-how-germany-reflects-on-its-nazi-past

The following quote is from the news article:

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Nazi Germany’s Holocaust claimed the lives of more than six million mainly Jewish victims, killed systematically through gas chambers, mass shootings and other brutal methods.”

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What six million? The official story now is that only 1.1 million Jews were killed in Auschwitz.

Look at the old lady in the photo at the top of this page. She is very old and can barely walk. Why wasn’t she sent to a gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau?

This quote is also from the news article:

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In 1996, German President Roman Herzog – who died earlier this month – first declared January 27th as the official day of remembrance, marking the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

It was a time of deep reflection for the country, with the official remembrance day declaration preceded the year before – on the 50th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation – by numerous speeches, television documentary specials and reflective newspaper think pieces.

“The darkest and most awful chapter in German history was written at Auschwitz,” then Chancellor Helmut Kohl said in 1995. “Above all, Auschwitz symbolizes the racial madness that lay at the heart of National Socialism and the genocide of European Jews, the cold planning and criminal execution of which is without parallel in history.”

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I have a section on my website about Auschwitz-Birkenau, including  some information about the liberation of the camp:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/index.html