Some Things Are More Important Than Fashion

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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today fashion takes a back seat to remembering those wiped from existence by hate. To remember those killed in the streets and death camps.

To remember the 6 million Jews, two thirds of Europes Jewish population taken for no reason, alongside the Eastern Europeans, disabled, Roma, Sinti, Jehovahs Witnesses, Homosexuals, the disabled and every other group deemed undesirables.

No words can really express this horror, this awful deed, or the vile nature of its executors.

Just a simple poem of how this came to be from Pastor Martin Niemoller.

 

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

“Those who deny Auschwitz would be ready to remake it.”

Primo Levi – Auschwitz survivor

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About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

2 comments

  1. I know that poem, it’s very famous and think I’ve heard it from teachers at school. Very tragic indeed !

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