Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Remembering

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Cut down, burned. 
But following the conflagration, all around, tiny green pine saplings push their way out through the ash and grow toward the sun.
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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
It is also International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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More posts about the Shoah can be found here.
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12 comments:

William Kendall said...

A very effective analogy, and a poignant way to mark the day.

VP said...

A simple but significant picture!

Anonymous said...

Yes we remember here in Germany too.

Shalom.Marietta

Nadege said...

Such a sad anniversary! Let's all learn from past mistakes and atrocities and live in the present being good to one another. We are all so blessed to be alive!

Englepappa said...

Aa! Nice symbolic picture! This is an important day - we must never forget!

crystal said...

An effective photo for the day ... a sign of hope.

Petrea Burchard said...

Such good comments from everyone. There were programs about the anniversary on the radio here today.

Suzanne said...

A thoughtful reflection Dina.

cieldequimper said...

I still can't believe it happened. I've always been afraid that something like the Holocaust will happen again and it doesn't bear thinking about.

visualnorway said...

May it never happen again!

Merisi said...

Nature's kinder than humankind.

I took a friend to the doctor today. Her family had to flee Croatia, via Italy, and then over the mountains into Switzerland, where they were lucky enough to be allowed to stay throughout the war years.

Kay said...

It's good to know that out of such evil, hope can still come alive again.