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    Holocaust Memorial Day


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    A dark period in history, we should never forget.
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    Agreed it should never be forgotten
    For anyone who has not seen it ĎThe Final Accountí was shown on BBC4 last night and is well worth a catch up on iPlayer
    The level of denial still shown by those that perpetrated the horror is astounding.

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    An image taken at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of terrible acts carried out on people for who they were.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Agreed it should never be forgotten
    For anyone who has not seen it ĎThe Final Accountí was shown on BBC4 last night and is well worth a catch up on iPlayer
    The level of denial still shown by those that perpetrated the horror is astounding.
    It was filmed over a 10 year period, so I assume they are dead now. I too was surprised by the denial and lack of contrition of some of the participants and in such recent times.

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    I recently read "Lily's Promise" by Lily Ebert, very very moving.

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    I visited Bergen-Belsen as a teenager, the memory has stayed with me very strongly more than 30 years later. Very hard to encompass the horror with words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    I too was surprised by the denial and lack of contrition of some of the participants and in such recent times.
    Responsibility and accountability aren't exactly virtues that are widely espoused these days, though.

    When the cry from the top is "Nobody told me it was illegal", we can't really claim to live in more enlightened times.

    We should never forget the Holocaust, but we definitely shouldn't imagine that most of the people doing it were monsters rather than ordinary people led into evil ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Responsibility and accountability aren't exactly virtues that are widely espoused these days, though.

    When the cry from the top is "Nobody told me it was illegal", we can't really claim to live in more enlightened times.

    We should never forget the Holocaust, but we definitely shouldn't imagine that most of the people doing it were monsters rather than ordinary people led into evil ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    we definitely shouldn't imagine that most of the people doing it were monsters rather than ordinary people led into evil ways.

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    During WW2 my dad was in the British army and went into one of the camps when they were being liberated and during his time there one of the prisoners gave him a hard back book and hidden in the back cover there was some photos which my dad showed me in my early teens of the gas chambers, ovens and piles of dead, I have never forgot those photo's, unfortuanatly my mother gave the book to a friend who showed interest in the book/photo's, at the time my dad was more than annoyed with her.

    Mans inhumanity to man.

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    I had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz a few years ago. It was possibly the most moving thing Iíve ever experienced.

    To actually see and stand where mankindís most evil atrocities took place is an experience that will live with me to my dying day.

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    Itís utterly incomprehensible what actually went on in those camps, truly horrifying for those poor souls who had to endure one of mankindís most evil and disgusting times. They should never, ever be forgotten and their stories told for 100ís of years to make sure it can never happen again.

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    Holocaust Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by alanm_3 View Post
    I had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz a few years ago. It was possibly the most moving thing Iíve ever experienced.

    To actually see and stand where mankindís most evil atrocities took place is an experience that will live with me to my dying day.
    I visited with friends 13 years ago in February when there was about three feet of snow on the ground and in part it added to how bleak and horrifying the conditions must have been.

    The experience is something Iíll never forget.


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    Thanks for the reminder, candle lit and in window

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    I can highly recommend Survivors: Portraits Of The Holocaust, shown on BBC2 earlier this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyp1973 View Post
    I visited with friends 13 years ago in February when there was about three feet of snow on the ground and in part it added to how bleak and horrifying the conditions must have been.

    The experience is something Iíll never forget.


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    Same here Andy
    Visited 4 yrs ago in February and the snow was on the ground and freezing.
    Everyone should visit if they can to give perspective.
    Birkenau seemed the worse of the 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Same here Andy
    Visited 4 yrs ago in February and the snow was on the ground and freezing.
    Everyone should visit if they can to give perspective.
    Birkenau seemed the worse of the 2.
    Iíve just been looking at the photos I took and it reminded me of the vastness of it. Without googling it I believe it was 40 square kilometres at its peak.




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    I was here on Wednesday - the memorial to the killed Jews in Berlin.


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