Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Holocaust Remembrance Day - A notable excerpt

Why was world silent?

The Polish President Lech Kaczynski recounted the atrocities that took place in Auschwitz since July 1940. "Jews were murdered simply because they were Jews. Others were murdered because they were Polish or Russian,"

"If this is what happened, it could happen again in the future," the Polish president warned.

"This is why remembering is so important. We must teach the truth, a truth not everyone will like, but the truth about what happened. What happened here wasn't a chain of criminal events, it was something well-organized by a state."

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who spoke after the president, said, "We ask why the world was silent. Why did the world allow this to happen?"

He said people should never have to feel helpless. "A person should never be a number. No one should have to wear a striped outfit or be tortured until the end of his life," he added.

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