Remembering Auschwitz

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 27 January 1945, 63 years before, Soviets troops entered the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz and liberated remaining 7,000 people. During the existence of Auschwitz, the SS camp authorities killed nearly one million Jews from across Europe. Other victims included approximately 74,000 Poles, approximately 21,000 Roma (Gypsies), and approximately 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war.


Hitler believed in Aryan superiority and hence wanted to remove all inferior people out of the society. In the starting days of War, Jews were separated from normal society into special areas called - ghettos. Later on they're forced into labour and concentration camp.

The entrance to Auschwitz was marked with the sign “Arbeit Macht Frei”, or “work makes (one) free”. When german defeat becomes inevitable, nazi regime devised Final Solution to kill all Jews. They ruthlessly killed women, children and elderly people by selection because they were not fit for work first by sending them to gas chambers. Those who were capable of work were forced to work for war efforts till they die by hunger and diseases. The process holocaust killed over 6 million jews across Europe.

Everyone in the world knows this history. Still genocides are happening. People are still dividing each other based on color, language, caste, religion, nationality etc. God has given us the power of intelligence. When we'll learn such simple things from history ?