The Unknown victims

History of Sorts

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A holocaust survivor once said “Sometimes forgetting is simply being afraid to remember” and it is their prerogative to either remember or forget, for they have suffered enough.

However for us it is our duty to remember and to remind the generations that come after us of what happened during mankind’s darkest era.The picture above is of the Kazern Dossin Museum in Mechelen ,Belgium, The wall is an exhibition of pictures of Holocaust victims,but as you can see some spots just have shadow profiles rather than photographs. I presume these spaces are reserved for the unknown victims.

Below are a few letters of unknown victims and stories of survivors.

Tarnopol

Tarnopol 7 April 1943.

Before I leave this world, I want to leave behind a few lines to you, my loved ones. When this letter reaches you one day, I myself will no longer be there, nor will any of us. Our…

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