Thursday, January 27, 2005


Today is the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This has personal significance to me as my Great Uncle Henryk was executed at Auschwitz in 1941. When I say this people think that I am Jewish such is the perception of the Holocaust. I have read textbooks that claim 12 million Jews died in the Holocaust and some which say 6 million Jews died but ignore the fact that 5 million 'others' die. The 'others' are rarely mentioned. These others included: Homosexuals, Jehovah Witness’s, Gypsies, Political prisoners from every country in Europe, Russian POWs, Partisans from every country in Europe (Henryk would have fallen into this category), dissenting Catholic, Mentally Disabled, and probably the least talked about- blacks. 6 million Poles were killed in the Holocaust; half were Jewish while the rest were Catholic.

So for this day it is important to remember all victims of the Holocaust and victims of genocide in China by the Japanese which is never ever talked about.
Here is the website Forgotten Holocaust
And one for China and the Rape of Nanking


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