The Holocaust - Learning the lessons

| Category: Disability, General, Race & Ethnicity

On the 27th of January, 1945, one of the darkest chapters of contemporary history began to draw to a close when Russian allied troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of all Nazi concentration camps of the Second World War. Auschwitz was the scene of some of the most horrifying moments of the holocaust, and its name and images have become synonymous with some of the most appalling violations of the rights of humanity ever committed. The Nazi's `final solution' was a plan to exterminate not only the world's Jewish population, but also it's disabled, Romani, gay, politically left, Slavs and many other minorities not attuned to, and in agreement with, the ideals of Nazi Germany. Some six million Jews were murdered under the Nazi regime; conservatively this represents six times the population of Lincolnshire, murdered for nothing more than who they were! This week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and the repercussions of the holocaust are still very much felt to this day and the message is clear that it must never be forgotten. (See attached download for full story)