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Holocaust Memorial Day

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day, Jan. 27  (Sentanka)



Let us remember
Murder of the innocents
Terror and hate

Jerusalem's Yad Vashem
Sacred place for the victims




Lasst  uns  erinnern
Mord an den Unschuldigen
Terror und Hass

Jerusalems Yad Vashem
Heiliger Platz für die Opfer




Déjenos recordar
Asesinato de innocentes
Terror y odio

Yad Vashem en Jerusalén 
Sagrado lugar de víctimas



Note: The International Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 marks  the anniversary of the
liberation of the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp on
January 27, 1945. The camp was liberated by Soviet troops and over 7,000 remaining
prisoners, mainly ill or near to death, were freed. It is estimated that at least 1.3
million people were deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945. About 1.1 million were
murdered. Auschwitz-Birkenau is situated in Poland and was inscribed on the World Heritage
List in 1979.

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  1. Date: 2/2/2011 2:45:00 PM
    I believe that they have found peace, Gert...Their incredibly tragic journey in this life will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who hear the call of love throughout eternity. Thank you for reminding us, my friend. Much love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 3:22:00 PM
    Gert, are you ok? you said that you have not felt good....Hope and pray that you are better soon! God bless you. love, Doris

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 3:00:00 PM
    Sad, many had to live through this... Thank you for sharing this ""International Holocaust Memorial Day"" sometimes we have to be reminded, and pray this never happens again.. All the innocent souls will never be forgotten.. thanks for sharing with us Gert,..GOD bless you and every innocent soul murdered for being children of God.** we are all the same.. just different perceptions**.p.d.

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 12:02:00 PM
    This is one part of our history I'll never forget, Gert. Would you believe some of today's youth question the holocaust ever really happened? Such a moving tanka, my friend. I recently saw the movies "Inglorious Basterds" and "Valkyrie" and both had to deal with plots to assassinate Hitler. Great movies if you ever get a chance to see them, you won't be disappointed. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Thankxx Gert for this poetic reminder of this tragedy my friend.. beautiful lines for a disastrous time in History .. appreciate the luv shown ...my friend..

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 3:01:00 PM
    Thanks, for reminding us that it is the anniversaty, Gert, of this awesome day!

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 2:43:00 PM
    This sentanka seems to be quite similar to renga, I suppose, 57577, Gert

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 2:17:00 PM
    Rememberance, is a wonderful tribute to the persecuted. They will always be remembered in history and your poem says it all. Thank you for sharing the history notes as well. Caryl

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 5:55:00 AM
    Gert. I remember with you my friend. The sad atrocities of war, they will never be forgotten.

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 5:47:00 AM
    The world fills with atrocity, thank you for the kindness in your heart. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 5:40:00 AM
    Thanks for reminding us of this horrible event in history...Sara