January 27, 2005

BLOGBURST; Remembering the Wannsee Conference and the Liberation of Auschwitz


Remembering the Wannsee Conference and the Liberation of Auschwitz

"This article is posted by participants of the January 27, 2005, BlogBurst (see list at end of article), to remember the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, sixty years ago, on January 27, 1945.

On January 20th, we marked the anniversary of the 1942 Wannsee Conference. In the course of that Conference, the Nazi hierarchy formalized the plan to annihilate the Jewish people. Understanding the horrors of Auschwitz requires that one be aware of the premeditated mass-murder that was presented at Wannsee.

Highlighting these events now has become particularly important, even as the press reports that '45% of Britons have never heard of Auschwitz' Jerusalem Post, December 2, 2004,

  • http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1101960938940”)
  • On January 20th, 1942, 16 people sat down and discussed, coldly, analytically, the extermination of the Jewish people. On January 27th,1945, the Russian Army liberated Aschwitz-Birkenau. The number murdered is still being debated, but is between 1.3 (at a"low") and 4 million people, most of whom were Jews. As David pointed out, the number cited above is FROM AUSHWITZ ALONE, and not the total number of Jews and people killed during the Holocaust. (my apologies, I should have been clearer. Thank you David for the correction.) The best defense against a repeat of this horror is education, and more eduation. There are a lot of links in this page; please, don't skip over them. Please read.

    Please know, really know, what "civilized" people can do.

    Read more here

    Posted by Rachel Ann at January 27, 2005 06:24 AM

    "The number murdered" at Auschwitz alone.

    Posted by: David Boxenhorn at January 28, 2005 08:59 AM
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