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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Yom Hashoah is indeed a day to reflect on what can happen when a poisonous ideology is in power.

Kol tuv

On behalf of my Jewish friends who survived Auschwitz and all other horrors, we reflect indeed.
ז'ל

Amen to that, thank you for the post.

Meanwhile here's another symbol, less well known but commemorating greater numbers, which should never be forgotten:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mask_of_Sorrow#mediaviewer/File:Mask_of_Sorrow.JPG

Even today, Israel lives under threat of a poisonous ideology. This ideology would even deny Auschwitz ever happened. When Israel said "never again" they are referring to themselves and their future.

Thanks for that link, Andrew, that was a new one on me. Somehow I don't think 'Vlad the Impaler' has paid it too many visits!

David the oldest member of my veterans branch is a German Jew. He remembers Christalnach. His mum saw the writing on the wall and got him and his older brother out.
His brother took part in the Normandy Landings. A useful interpreter! His story and voice is online. I speak to him regularly and his accent is a cross between Glaswegian and German. He was a REME man attached to the RAOC. I presented a REME flag to him last year. He was moved to tears. I will ask the mrs to try and send the link with his story to you. I do not have a clue how to send links!

"his accent is a cross between Glaswegian and German"! Crikey!

I'll look forward to the link, as and when.

http://www.gatheringthevoices.com/testimonies/george-taylor-1

This could be the link David.

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