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75 years January 27, 2020

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Today and crucially, still within living memory.

World leaders and Holocaust survivors have gathered at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz to mark the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation.

Two hundred survivors of the holocaust were expected to attend, with visitors drawn from Israel, the US, Australia, Peru, Russia, Slovenia and elsewhere. As well as survivors of the camps, many bereaved relatives of those killed during the genocide were also attending.

The camp was liberated by Soviet soldiers on 27 January 1945. They found 7,000 starving prisoners alive at the camp, where the German SS systematically killed at least 960,000 Jews. Other victims included approximately 74,000 Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and at least 10,000 from other nationalities.

In 2016 it was estimated there were less than 100,000 left of those who lived under Nazi occupation and/or had been in the camps.

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1. CL - January 27, 2020

Never forget!

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2. roddy - January 27, 2020

There is an attempt to give Nazism a foothold in Ireland at the present time.Despite the term Nazi being thrown around in the cut and thrust of politics during my lifetime, nobody really fitted the bill.However with the internet, a small body of opinion has recently emerged which could be justifiably described as such. I have to say that of all the political groupings which I have been in often fierce disagreement with,the “national party” and “Irish freedom party” genuinely revolt me.They must be given no quarter and if this means an alliance with every other political party on this island to stop them,so be it.

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Paul Culloty - January 27, 2020

All kicking off in Balbriggan tonight, it would prefer.

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tafkaGW - January 28, 2020

Dead right there Roddy. The republic at least has been spared significant Nazi support so far. In the North you have/had a group of Loyalists who associated with / founded the likes of Combat 18.

But the weed is tough and it needs stamping out as a seedling before it takes hold.

Here in Germany there have been at least 200 killed by Nazi violence since 1990, many more injured, and local and regional politicians threatened so they don’t stand again by right-wing terror.

I was at a remembrance for the Jews, Roma/Sinti and others murdered by the Nazis last night and was heartened to see that the continuity of the antifa fight in the present against Nazis and their fellow travelers in the AfD was the centre of the discourse.

That’s how the dead are best remembered – by the fight against facism and ethnicist nationialism here and now.

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