I took a break for a few days in writing about the Holocaust, basically it was getting a bit too much for me and I needed a break.
However I do realize that if I stop writing about the Holocaust it means one less person to tell the stories and opportunity to keep that history alive.
But this break gave me a possibility to approach the Holocaust from a different vantage point. a fresh new perspective as such.
The picture above was a picture was donated to Yad Vashem in 1980 by Lili Jacob. It is a picture of the arrival and processing of an entire transport of Jews from Carpatho-Ruthenia, Hungary, at Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland.
I do not know how often I have seen this picture but it must have been hundreds of time, but only this morning I noticed for the first time the woman holding the baby in front of the line on the left. It is clear to me that this line was selected to be marched straight to the gas chambers because it consists of women,children and elderly people.
I did crop the picture to focus more on the mother and baby, she is looking to the line on the right, as is the boy behind her. Maybe they are looking at family members. The woman looks concerned. The baby though seems calm. What is so heartbreaking about this picture is the fact that anyone could consider that baby to be an enemy or a threat to anyone. The evil of that thought pattern is just beyond any logic.
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