Thursday, January 27, 2011

Holocaust Memorial Day: A Bittersweet Task

I was not aware that today is Holocaust Memorial Day. As someone who has met Holocaust survivors and visited several concentration camps, including Auschwitz, I thought it would be appropriate to link a post from earlier this month. If you missed it, take the time to read this post.


Note:  Helen (the young girl in the picture) lost her Polish father and older brother to the Holocaust.  Her father was a newspaper publisher killed with 440 Polish "intellectuals."  They were not Jewish. Her older brother was arrested with her father and sent to Auschwitz.  He was released a year later in such a weakened state that he died at age 22.

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