Another Holocaust Remembrance Day in Germany. Nothing on the streets. No mentions in my Facebook feed, no-one says anything on Twitter. A footnote in the German media. What good is a remembrance day if no-one remembers?

I do.

In memory of the dozens of my family members murdered by the Nazis.

In memory of all the German Jews handed over by their neighbors to the Gestapo.

In memory of the millions of European Jews and minorities brutally murdered by the Nazis, while their country-folk stood by.

I most certainly will not forget.

One Response to “Remember?”

  1. Chajm says:

    I do not agree – there was a wide range of TV broadcasts about the shoah and it was a topic in most (non-private) TV stations. It was also topic of some radio features and of course in the newspapers.
    The pity is: “average” German doesn’t pay attention or is used to the claim “never again”.
    For sure – there is no common “ritual” to remember the shoah, like in Israel – a cut in the daily life. It is just an “occasion”.

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