NEVER FORGET

 

8409107_origThis is not going to be a political blog but there is no denying that the world in 2017 slowly starts to resemble the world in the 1920/1930s.

The one difference is it is not too late to do something about it. Below are just some reminders of what could happen if we don’t come to our senses.We should stop being offended by trivial things and start focusing on things that really matter.The pictures are not only of the Holocaust but also of men and women who gave their lives fighting for freedom.

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Russia, June 1941: Men in civilian clothes grab a Jewish man who has beaten down outside a building guarded by Germans; unidentified location. Note the woman on the left background gasping at the sight of the violence dealt upon the victim. The Germans are of course disinterested.

Floyd M. Baldry was born on 16 september 1920 in Scobey, Montana. He was a son of John P. Baldry and Lizzie Baldrie. Baldry enlisted on 16 september 1940. He was serving in B Company. During Operation Overlord (D-Day) private first class Baldry was awarded a Silver Star for gallantry in action in Normandy. He was among the first down in Normandy and battled for a time unsupported, inflicting severe losses on the enemy and gained strategic ground and held it.Baldry was fighting near Mook on 21 september 1944. The Germans attacked the American positions and Baldry was killed.

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Sharing the exact same birthday as Floyd M. Baldry is Hannie Schaft, also known as “het meisje met het rode haar” (the girls with the red hair)A Dutch resistance fighter who was executed on 17 April 1945, three weeks before the war ended.

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Between 1933 and 1945, more than 11 million men, women, and children were murdered in the Holocaust. Approximately six million of these were Jews.Of the nine million Jews who lived in Europe before the Holocaust, an estimated 2/3 were murdered. Millions of others, including those who were disabled, political and religious opponents to Hitler, Romanies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and homosexuals, were also murdered.

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Nazi crimes against the Polish nation claimed the lives of 2.77 million Christian Poles,and 2.7 to 3 million Polish Jews, according to estimates of the Polish government-affiliated Institute of National Remembrance.The crimes were committed during the course of the 1939 invasion,as well as the subsequent occupation of Poland.The genocidal policy of the German Third Reich against the Polish nation was the epicenter of Nazi German war crimes .


Dorothy J. Burdge was a school teacher before going overseas as a Red Cross worker. She was sent overseas by the Red Cross in September 1943 and served in England and followed the American troops to Normandy, through France and Belgium and finally to Germany. She operated a Red Cross clubmobile with her sister Grace. She was killed in a plane crash in Germany on the 1st of May 1945.

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Evil beyond comprehension based on a notion that one man is better than another man or is more entitled.

Lt Robert F Morris,died on 8 April 1945 when his plane crashed.

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