Monday, January 27, 2014

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Before anyone gets too far along on an emotional tangent about last night's Grammy's, next week's Super Bowl, etc., let's remember that today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Arguably the most prominent example of inhumanity, we're still learning disturbing details of the genocide, seventy years later.

"Never before had there existed places with the express purpose of killing people en masse."

"The most commonly cited figure for the total number of Jews killed is six million — around 78 percent of the 7.3 million Jews in occupied Europe at the time. Additionally, the Nazis murdered approximately two to three million Soviet POWs, two million ethnic Poles, up to 1,500,000 Romani, 200,000 handicapped, political and religious dissenters, 15,000 homosexuals, and 5,000 Jehovah's Witnesses, bringing the total genocide toll to around 11 million."

You can read more here, but I'd warn you, it's disturbing. I'd skip my eyes over from reading #6.

I think the posted image says it best. Never again. For anyone.