Saturday Reader: The Holocaust at 70 – A Retrospective Essay

A very sad, sad time in history …. never forget!! Hope that humanity learned a lesson!!

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70 years ago this week, the Nazi German extermination and concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated. 1.1 million people were murdered in the camp complex including Jews, Sinti-Roma, Polish political prisoners, Soviet POW’s & 10,000 -15,000 members of other nationalities.

This essay is dedicated to remembering and honoring the victims of the Holocaust and the victims at the hands of Nazi control within the confines of the city of Oswiecim.

There are so many stories and numerous images about Nazi atrocities in general and Auschwitz in particular.

A harrowing image from 1941 shows the moment the Jewish population of a small town in southern Poland is rounded up by Nazis and sent to their deaths.

Other pictures show flags emblazoned with Swastikas flying from banks and outside churches, while those who stayed in the town recall the ‘disgusting glow’ on the horizon…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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