by nigellong on 25 January, 2012
This Friday will be Holocaust Memorial Day & I will be attending a service at the Andover church of St Marys, to mark this event. Every year on the 27th January the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day. This provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessions from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution & subsequent genocides & apply them to the present day to create a safer , better future.
The date chosen is the anniversary of Auschwitz liberation by the Soviet union in 1945
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This is the from part of the service …….
‘We played, we laughed, we were loved. We were ripped from the arms of our parents and thrown into the fire. We were nothing more than children. We had a future. We were going to be lawyers, Rabbis, wives, teachers, mothers. We had dreams, then we had no hope. We were taken away in the dead of the night like cattle in cars, no air to breathe, smothering, crying, dying. Separated from the world to be no more.
From the ashes, hear our plea. This atrocity to mankind can not happen again. Remember us, for we were the children whose dreams and lives were stolen away.’ [ Barbara Sonek]