The Holocaust is something that is close to my heart. Thankfully, no one in my family was put into a camp but were very close to it. My grandparents managed to escape Central Macedonia but not without their close encounters of the Nazi kind.
It’s the fact that human beings can (and continue to) do horrible things to each other is what really gets to me. The Holocaust is something that was so horrific, has so many levels of information some that is still being uncovered today, that we may never really know all of the horror that happened.
I visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin every time I am in town and I’ve visited my fair share of concentration camps. It gets to me every time.
I say ‘never forget’ not just to remember the atrocities that happened but to NEVER FORGET what people are capable of. It’s happening right now, somewhere in the world, as I type this.