While I can’t find words to express the mix of sorrow, rage, disgust, and shock that still fills me when I contemplate what happened in that camp and others like it across Nazi Germany, I have to try. Because we’re mistaken if we think it will never happen again.
On a more optimistic note, I was encouraged to read Putin’s remarks at the ceremony to the effect that Russia still has anti-semitism and that he is ashamed to have to acknowledge it.
More Holocaust resources:
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and its special exhibit on the liberation of Auschwitz
- A Virtual Tour of Auschwitz
- Nizkor Project FAQ, which addresses and rebuts arguments put forth by Holocaust deniers.
- Responses to the Holocaust at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia