January 27 marked 70 years since Soviet Union forces liberated the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. Though often presented as the ultimate defeat over fascism, who could argue that fascism does not continue to permeate through various parts of the world today?
70 years ago this week, the Nazi German extermination and concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated. 1.1 million people were murdered in the camp complex including Jews, Sinti-Roma, Polish political prisoners, Soviet POW’s & 10,000 -15,000 members of other nationalities.
This essay is dedicated to remembering and honoring the victims of the Holocaust and the victims at the hands of Nazi control within the confines of the city of Oswiecim.
There are so many stories and numerous images about Nazi atrocities in general and Auschwitz in particular.
A harrowing image from 1941 shows the moment the Jewish population of a small town in southern Poland is rounded up by Nazis and sent to their deaths.
Other pictures show flags emblazoned with Swastikas flying from banks and outside churches, while those who stayed in the town recall the ‘disgusting glow’ on the horizon…
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