Auschwitz 75 Years Later: ‘Hatred Still Lurks’
“The Holocaust must never be allowed to become simply a fact of history: we must never cease to be appalled, nor moved by the testimony of those who lived through it. Their experience must always educate, and guide, and warn us.” -Charles, Prince of Wales, United Kingdom (January 23, 2020, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp)
The Holocaust. On Thursday world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for the World Holocaust Forum. Prince Charles spoke:
“The magnitude of the genocide that was visited upon the Jewish people defies comprehension and can make those of us who live in the shadow of those indescribable events feel hopelessly inadequate.
“The scale of the evil was so great, the impact so profound, that it threatens to obscure the countless individual human stories of tragedy, loss and suffering of which it was comprised. That is why places like this, and events like this, are so vitally important.”
Out of the numerous accounts of events that took place during the Holocaust, this one of two sisters who cheated death and survived Auschwitz is a story of sadness, survival, and triumph.
An estimated 1.1 million perished at Auschwitz; one million were Jews. The world must never forget.