biography of marco polo Holocaust Remembrance Day carries message for all
Saturday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day, I would suggest, for parents to explain to their children that throughout history, humans, on occasion, have become monsters.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is about World War II, with Adolf Hitler and his Nazi military killing up to 12 million people, including Gypsies, the disabled, political prisoners,
artists, teachers, gays and 6 million Jews. My father and his Army unit liberated the Mauthausen Gusen concentration camp on May 5, 1945, where one of the survivors was Simon Wiesenthal. As a kid, I came across a box of photos my dad had from that camp humans that were barely alive and trenches filled with bodies.
Jane Dolan and I have visited several of the concentration camps in Europe. As you walk through these places of death, you see the piles of clothes, false teeth, hair and of course, the gas chambers and ovens and you hope Again, but we know it has happened since,
in many places around the world.