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Never Again

01/27/2010


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Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. On this day, 65 years ago Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau.

In total over 11 million people were victims of the Holocaust, six million of those were Jews.

To put that in context that is about the size of Cuba and bigger than Portugal or Belgium.

To put that in context, the death toll following the awful disaster in Haiti is estimated to reach 200,000.

Today is our opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and not forgetting those affected by genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Today is our opportunity to remember that being different is something to celebrate and not to hate.

To remember that as human beings we all have something to offer, something to give.

Today is our opportunity to remember that as human beings we are each more alike than we are different.

To say as one, “Never again”.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen (Sayya26) permalink
    01/27/2010 13:03

    A very touching sentiment HRD. Although, the UN said ‘Never again’ about Rwanda- and now look at Darfur….look at what’s STILL going on with Palestine and Israel (but i’m not even going to go there).

  2. 01/28/2010 00:22

    Well worth remembering just how bad humanity can be. The figures of deaths are appalling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

  3. 01/28/2010 08:29

    @Karen – Sure bad things will happen, but the more of us that speak as one, the stronger our voice no?

    @Fernando – Indeed, the totality of the death count truly takes ones breath away,

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