70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen

Today, April 15, 2015, marks the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by the British army. Last night on PBS, there was an historical film of that event. There were dead, emaciated bodies that numbered in the thousands, and were left out in the open for all to witness. How some were able to survive such raw evil is amazing, yet they did, even though their lives were changed and deeply wounded forever.

The Holocaust Educational Trust has produced a 13 page PDF on the subject, which is available online here. I encourage readers to read it, as there are several Holocaust survivor accounts included in the document.

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4 Responses to 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen

  1. Holocaust survivors visit Irish schools and give eye witness accounts about their ordeals. It’s so important that each generation remembers the atrocities of the past and reviles those of the present. Here’s a link to The Holocaust Education Trust’s website if you would like to see what they do. http://www.hetireland.org/

  2. dimlamp says:

    The eye witness accounts are very powerful and moving. Holocaust survivors that I’ve met are amazing people. As time goes on, it becomes more challenging because there are fewer survivors alive. I do hope that future generations continue to remember and learn from the horrors of the past to make our world a better, kinder, peaceful and just one in which to live. Thank you for your comment, and providing the link, I will visit it. Shalom.

  3. Thank you for this important message, and reminder.

  4. dimlamp says:

    And thank you for visiting.

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