The theft of the “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”) sign from the gates of Auschwitz extermination camp is more than sinister. It is an act of abuse against the world’s most powerful testament of the depths of depravity to which man is capable of sinking.
The Holocaust was a terror of such magnitude that its repercussions still drive the actions of people not born when the crematoria of Auschwitz and the other camps belched forth their obscene fumes.
My own family was not immune from its effects. An uncle, Bernard, a joiner by trade, was one of the first British soldiers to enter Belsen, the camp in Germany to which remaining occupants of the extermination camps were force marched in the dying days of the war.… Seguir leyendo »