Holocaust Rememberance Day

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Holocaust Rememberance Day

Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.

We've been taught that it is important to know history so that we can understand and learn
from past mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future. On May 2nd, millions of people
worldwide will remember the victims of the Holocaust as we observe the Holocaust
Remembrance Day.

Holocaust is the term that refers to the tragedy of the World War II, specifically the ethnic
cleansing carried out by the Nazis. Counting around 11 million deaths, it is undoubtedly one of the
most horrendous crimes committed against humanity. Holocaust encompasses the time period from 1938
to 1945; its victims range from Jews to physically disabled. Singled out as the primary target,
the Jewish people suffered around 6 million deaths during the Holocaust, that being nearly 65%
of European Jewry. However, they were not the only ones.
Germans sought to really "cleanse" the human race. They targeted all the people who were
somehow different from their "norms". 5 million people other than Jews were killed during the
Holocaust; these included homosexuals, gypsies, disabled, Jehova's witnesses and Polish people,
the list goes on and on. Asides from all the deaths, Nazis are famous for notorious experiments
that they performed on "lower" races in and outside of their concentration camps. They tore apart
families, often making parents watch their children being escorted to the gas chambers. 11 million
people fled during the Holocaust, imagine how many lost their families.
On May 2nd you will see black tablecloths and burning candles on them. You can
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