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