27 January 2015

70 years since the Liberation of Auschwitz

Auschwitz; a name synonymous with the worst of humanity. The site where over a million people were murdered by practitioners of a warped ideology that is sadly still with us.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Red Army liberating that camp and the 7,500 prisoners who had managed to stay alive in there after the Nazis left them to die as they were too sick; many of the others died on the death march westwards.

The actions of Hitler and his cronies can only be described using one word: evil. As the last survivors pass on, it is our duty to make sure that they are never forgotten.

To all who perished in the camps or at their hands: Rest in Peace. I hope and pray that we never have another event like that.

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