Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, Sobibor, Treblinka, and 15,000 Other Camps

It's Holocaust Memorial Day. The Telegraph has a good article with an interview. Arek Hersh was 14 when he arrived at Auschwitz. with a group of three hundred children. He was one of two that survived.

The Nazis intended to kill every Jew in the world. They would not have stopped. They had set up an industrial process, used resources they could not spare to keep on killing right up to the end of the war. Arek Hersh wasn't liberated because Germany decided to stop killing Jews. He wasn't liberated because a merciful god looked down and took pity.

He was liberated by young American men with rifles backed up by the industrial might of an aroused nation that sent bombers, fighters, tanks, ships, machine guns, flamethrowers, artillery, and every other possible weapon to Europe to kill Germans and destroy their ability to wage war.

If you're going to remember the liberation of the Nazi death camps, remember who liberated them and how, and what it cost.


4 comments:

drjim said...

And the only soil we kept was where our dead are buried.

Ajdshootist said...

And millions and millions of Muslims around the world are still trying to KILL all the Jews,iam not Jewish but i wish the Jews would destroy say Pakistan and another country.

Unknown said...

If he was at Auschwitz, he was liberated by young Soviet men. Those Soviets paid a high cost and they still had to be Soviets. That had to suck.

Goober said...

Was going to say this, bUT you beat me to it.