Thursday, January 27, 2005

Concentration Camps

Today marks the 60th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz. Survivors acknowledge the day with mixed feelings. These people endured horror, only to survive with painful memories and loss of most of their family members in gas chambers. How could a world turn its back on such abominable behavior? The deportation and systematic cremation of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals and others is so haunting. The ongoing pain of the survivors cannot be imagined. I truly hope the world is watching to make sure this never happens again. And if each Nazi that is still alive could suffer one night with the nightmares the survivors must carry, only a small amount of justice would have been served.