This might seem like a strange statement to make, to the people who read my blogs, but when it comes down to it , I know very little in relationship to the Holocaust.
Yes, I do know the statistics and the numbers.
Yes I do know the stories of the survivors and even know a lot about the whole history of the Holocaust, and all that happened leading up to it.
But I do not know the pain which was suffered. I just cannot fathom the last seconds of life in the gas chambers, or the moments before being shot in the back of the head and being pushed in a mass grave.
I do not know nor do I want to know how it feels to be so evil that you don’t hesitate to kill children,women. people who are sick, without even blinking an eye.
I do not know hate for someone who is slightly different then me, I embrace our similarities and learn from those differences so that I can become a better human being.
I do not know the guilt the survivors have, especially since they have nothing to feel guilty about. They survived and that is all that matters.
I do not know what it is to be a victim of the worst genocide in history.
I decided to use the yellow star of David for this blog because it is the Jews that suffered most, but I could have also used a pink triangle or a black one. There were so many markings to identify people and class them as subhumans .
I know why and equally I don’t know why the Holocaust happened.
I don’t know why people are now willing to forget and are ready to “move on”.
You don’t move on from this , this needs to remain ingrained in our mind forever.