by cheri sabraw
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On a day like today, only the victims of Nazi atrocities should be in our minds and hearts.
Any other tangential political topic must be avoided lest we become distracted from the barbaric acts of hatred and torture that occurred not so long ago in countries that counted themselves as civilized but in actuality were not.
There is no positive spin to be put on the events that transpired in Germany in the 1940’s and continued throughout most of the European mainland from Austria to Poland, from Belgium to France, from Czechoslovakia to Lithuania, and so on.
All we can do is educate the young about what took place over seventy years ago for “whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witness.” (From the website of Yad Vashem.)
I’d like to think this song by Rachelle Shubert honors those stars whose lights were snuffed out.