In Defence of Difference : In Commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust


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“The man dies in him who sees the truth but refuses to speak It.” so goes the famous quote from Wole Soyinka. This year marks seventy years since the Holocaust, an event that today is a stain on the conscience of not only Germany, where it all started from, but the whole of Europe. From 1939 to 1945, Nazi Germany orchestrated the systematic murder of six million Jews, men, women, children, and old people. No one was spared in the largest act of genocide against one singular group in recorded history. But usually Holocaust historians often make it seem about Jews alone, the other five million, Gypsies, Roma, Physically and mentally handicapped persons and homosexuals who were declared as unfit to live and killed in the most gruesome manner possible. It was the worst example of man’s inhumanity to man, a bloody reminder of how much evil envy and ignorance…

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