The Auschwitz ceremonies have been incredibly emotional and moving, even from afar.
I have read and studied a lot of history and I only agree with Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks who labelled the Holocaust the “greatest crime of man against man”.
There have been other genocides before in history, but always between warring tribes/races/factions. The Holocaust was really unique in that a decision was made to wipe out an entire race of people, whom were living peacefully within the countries of Europe. That it happened only a generation ago in the 1940s is chilling. I hope the advances of the last 60 years can never be reversed.
Many of my ancestors were killed in the Holocaust. I never knew this, until I was a teenager. I still struggle to this very day to comprehend the sheer horrors they and millions others must have gone through.
It must indeed never happen again.