Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27, 1945, Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops. Now this day is commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Go here to to watch Elie Wiesel speak about the Universal Lessons of the Holocaust at the opening of the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum. He is one of the most profound speakers of our time. The weight of his duty and history echoes still in his words. He is a man of few words, but I want to hear all of his words and hold them close and try to honor him, honor the people murdered in the Holocaust.

If you have not read "Night" by Wiesel, you must read it. Originally, it was more than 1,000 pages and he edited it down to less than 200 pages - he felt that his memories were unprintable.

In Elie Wiesel's words, "We must become the messenger's messengers."

Never again.

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