Freitag, 9. November 2012

Remember 9. November

Today is a day of memory for all those killed during the Kristallnacht and after. For all those 6 millions, many of them without a grave and without any other guilt that they were born Jews. We should remember day after day what do we stand for and why we should never forget. 

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Yesterday, I visited with a friend the Information Center from the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. I did not visit the center before. The entrance is free, and after waiting in line for a couple of minutes and going through a basic security checking, you can enter the small underground museum. There are a lot of pictures from personal archives or from Yad Vashem, as well as from the German state archives. Audio-guides will tell you the story of some of the victims and will explain more about the context and the the facts. There were most tourists, but also some German teenagers and the place was pretty crowded, even if it was Thursday afternoon. As I will always say, it is never enough to remember what happened. In a cruel world as ours, when the Internet is crying hate and anti-Semitism. I wish that more people visiting such exhibitions and watching the terrific pictures and testimonies are strongly moved and feel the shock. 

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