These are the days appointed for the remembrance of the Holocaust. The reason given to remember is to prevent it from ever happening again. The truth is: it had happened before and it is happening again. The past is a shadow of the future.
“The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the genocide of the European Jews during World War II. Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews across German-occupied Europe, around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population. The murders were carried out in pogroms and mass shootings; by a policy of extermination through work in concentration camps; and in gas chambers and gas vans in German extermination camps, chiefly Auschwitz, Bełżec, Chełmno, Majdanek, Sobibór, and Treblinka in occupied Poland.
The segregation of Jews in ghettos culminated in the policy of extermination the Nazis called the Final Solution to the Jewish Question… The code number for extermination was ‘6’. The killing continued until the end of World War II in Europe in May 1945.”Wikipedia
Inmates in the German camps were caused to receive an Identification number marked on clothing, or later, tattooed on the skin. These numbers were also used to schedule the trains and keep track of who was on them, where they went, and when they died. The Hollerith punch-card system was used to facilitate this mass deportation.…