Today, we remember the lives of six million Jews, men, women, and children, who were killed at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. Auschwitz-Birkenau camp was liberated on this day 77 years ago, where an estimated 1.1 million Jews were senselessly murdered by the fascist regime. Though the lives of one-third of the entire Jewish population in the world were lost, we remember and hold true to the words, “Never again!”
We as human beings must ensure that the horrific nightmare that was the holocaust, never happens again to anyone, anywhere ever again. Never again means just that… never again will we allow such atrocity, never again will we allow fence-sitters to sit quietly while evil is let loose upon people, and never again will so many lives be taken due to the demonization of others. Survivors of the holocaust are still alive, their children are still alive and all remember.
Just as we were all at Sinai’s foot, just as we were all in Egypt and crossed the desert into the promised land, we were all at Auschwitz, and we remember them.
May their memories be a blessing!