I wish I could say that despite the horrors inflicted during the Holocaust, humanity found a way to restore itself.
But I would be lying, because how can we possibly say that, knowing that 1.5 million children were brutally murdered in the most inhumane way.
Children like Greetje Leger who has only become a statistic, containg the data ‘Reached the age of 3 years, born 18 October 1940, Amsterdam- Murdered February 11,1944 Auschwitz.
Like all the other 1.5 million children Greetje was not a statistic but a living human being. Who could have meant so much to humanity. She could have been a mother, grandmother, aunt, nurse, doctor, scientist, plumber, teacher, carpenter, police officer .The list is endless.
Today she should have been celebrating Sinterklaas with her grandchildren or great grandchildren. Her face should have lit up seeing the kids open their presents
However an evil ideology caused her death as a toddler. An ideology that never really went away. it just went dormant for a while and is slowly waking up again.