Today while many of us are focused on our daily lives, I want to remind everyone that 75 years ago today, the Auschwitz death camp was liberated by Allied Forces.
Survivors gather there today to reflect, grieve, and remember.. As their numbers dwindle, so does our ability to be reminded of the true horror that we see the faces those who survived what was both the biggest mass murder in the history of creation, as well as the largest failure of humanity to be human.
We as the members of the modern human family have an obligation to never forget just how horrific we can be to each other. Had you told people in the 1930’s what was to come, the story would have been to terrific for people to believe.
If you think today that this sort of thing could never happen again, then you are as naive as our ancestors.
Pfennig Postcard, Wrong Address
by Michael R. Burch
We saw their pictures:
tortured out of our imaginations
We could not believe
in their frail extremities
or their gaunt faces,
pallid as our disbelief.
They are not
with us now . . .
into the backrooms of conscience,
to the ovens of silence,
buried them in the mass graves
of circumstances beyond our control.
so little left
to remind us …