Sunday, January 27, 2013

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2013

Image:  Holocaust Memorial Day UK

"Qui, ai loro posti, stasera sedevamo noi, i vivi. Ma ridotti di numero, rispetto a un tempo, e non più lieti, ridenti, vocianti, bensì tristi e penseriosi come morti."
"We, the living, were sitting in their place this evening. But there were less of us than before and we were not happier, laughing more or more vocal but sad and lost in thought, like the dead."

- Giorgio Bassani:  Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini

"People sometimes ask me, 'Where was God in Auschwitz?' I believe that God was there Himself - violated and blasphemed. The real question is, 'Where was man in Auschwitz?' "

Rabbi Hugo Gryn: Chasing Shadows


Visit the HMD  Trust UK site to build
your memorial bridge

5 comments:

CherryPie said...

I built a bridge too.

Claude said...

The question is: Where was the free world? It refused again and again to open its doors to the thousands and thousands of Jewish people who were seeking a safe refuge. To my great shame, Canada accepted only 5000 immigrants while Hitler was persecuting and murdering millions of Jewish, Gypsies, and handicapped people. May God have mercy on my country!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Cherie. It was humbling to see how many people did it. Hi, Claude. You are absolutely right. The UK turned people away too. Never again - we hope.

jams o donnell said...

Never to be forgotten

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I agree, jams.

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