Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. It has been estimated that over 1.6 million people were killed at Auschwitz.
Here are some pictures of Auschwitz as the world pauses to remember those horrible times when it seemed like the world had just gone insane and forgotten:
More Holocaust Archives Online:
An excellent, gut wrenching article in the Augusta Chronicle from April 21, 1945:
My family wasn't there, but my parents had the opportunity to visit the Nazi Concentration Camps in the early 1950's. My dad was stationed in Germany and the family was able to live on the German economy with him.
I remember some stories my parents told about those times. Among them are visits to the Concentration Camps. My mother was haunted by the feeling of deep despair and death she felt among the air at the camp. She would shudder as she said it was like the dead were still there crying out for the world to listen.
She never forgot her visit to the death camps, and as such, she would tear up talking about those visits- even forty years later.
My prayer is those poor souls will find peace with the Lord.
Ahh, genealogy. May the world never forget.
©2011 AS Eldredge