German soldiers of the Waffen-SS and the Reich Labor Service look on as a member of Einsatzgruppe D prepares to shoot a Ukrainian Jew kneeling on the edge of a mass grave filled with the bodies of previous victims.
Photo credit: Library of Congress, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives
The Holocaust was a vicious campaign against the Jews and others by the Nazis. This picture shows piles of bodies at the Dachau concentration camp after it was liberated in 1945.
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. 60 years ago this month Auschwitz was liberated.
People want to forget or even deny that anything that horrible could have ever happened. It did. My father and my uncle fought in WWII. My father was in the Pacific. My uncle was in Europe. He was in a German POW camp. He knew first hand the way the Nazis treated people. I overheard him talking to my father one day about some of the things he saw there and smelled. He was crying.
Jeannette of Jeanette's Jottings has a wonderful entry about someone who suffered at the hands of the Nazis.
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