“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
What an amazing 14 year old girl that was lost in those dark days of the world. Anne Frank is a reminder of the many, many bright lights that were dimmed during the holocaust. Her book The Diary of a Young Girl is haunting and yet in the midst of those dark days, she kept her hopes alive.
“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” – Anne Frank
Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember once again the darkness that took over the world during those war torn years. May we heed the lessons and may we look forward and make sure genocide never happens again.
May’s comment: More than one million people – many of them Jewish – were killed at Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied southern Poland. It was the very definition of hell, representing the worse of humanity. More than six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
Tonight on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Soviet army – we remember the lives lost. But we must also remember to educate future generations of the atrocities committed, to remind ourselves, to strive towards a more tolerant world.
“Perhaps we will never completely resist hatred and prejudice. But what we can do, and must do, is equip ourselves with knowledge and understanding … its when we forget the story that we risk repeating its worst and fullest pages.” Crown Princess Victoria