Too Young to be Remembered—Too Young to be Forgotten

During the Holocaust, six million Jews were murdered. In 1933, there were about nine-and-a-half million Jews living in Europe. Worldwide there was an estimated 15.3 million. It gives you an indication of the impact of the Holocaust.

The number of six million is often disputed, not only by Holocaust deniers but also, by people like me. I believe that number is higher, although I have no data to back that up. I do, however, know that some numbers were not included, for example, the number of stillbirths. Many of these stillbirths would not have happened.

The picture above is of Frank Ludwig Rosenthal’s gravestone. There is only one date on the stone. 13 May 1945. This is because it was the day he was born and the day he died.

You can also see the name Westerbork. This was his place of birth and his death. Sadly, the date is eight days after the liberation of the Netherlands, and many were still too weak to move out of the concentration camps even after liberation.

Who knows how many babies died while on transport? These deaths weren’t registered because these babies were more often than not, disposed of as if they were garbage.

I have stopped trying to fathom that figure of six million. The fact is, none should have been murdered.

Poor baby Frank Ludwig Rosenthal may have been too young to be remembered, but he is also too young to be forgotten.


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