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See a longer version of the Buchenwald footage here: Norman Krasna’s Color Footage from Buchenwald.

This video shows the Liberation of the Buchenwald and Dachau Concentration Camps. Watch the German Townspeople who were ordered by the Americans to go to the camps and watch.

I find that the color enhances the reality of these images, doesn’t permit them to be overlooked. The black and white images we’ve all been saturated with, unfortunately, have all merged over time into one, continuous and incomprehensible fog. The color, especially when reflected from the Germans being forced to look at what they had done, makes it impossible to overlook the horror.


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  1. What we tend to forget is that if any German breathed so much as a whisper of criticism against The Moustache and his Boys, they would be imprisoned or killed, just like everyone else. It does no good whatsoever to demonize anyone. That's what led to the slaughter of millions of Jews, Gypsies and so forth.

  2. The same happens today within Muslim/Islamic communities.They are frightened to speak out for fear of retribution.I believe that most of these people know that the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob is the one true God but if they admit that they would be killed.My message to them is to repent and ask Gods Son Jesus to forgive them of their sins before its too late.

  3. I have no religion, I believe in no god. My profile picture is to commemorate, respect and remember. This can never be denied or forgotten. No matter what you believe, or what god you believe in, this is evil in the extreme. It cannot be allowed to happen again in any country, to any race, or any religion.

  4. YEA…NOT TO FORGET WHILE WE LET THE WORLD DO IT AGAIN….GET UP TO DATE…AND STOP THIS HATE OF NATIONS…AND ISRAEL WILL THINK OF THIS BUT NOT THINK OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO OTHERS….BEING A JEW SOMETIMES MAKES ME WONDER WHAT THE HELL THESE MORONS THAT RUN THE COUNTRY ARE DOING…….DEFINATELY NOT RIGHT….

  5. So moving. So sad. So meaningful. To gloss over, misrepresent, or forget about these atrocities is a second affront to the millions who suffered and died. To progress as a civilization, we must embrace the full and horrific truth and learn from it. Learn and never ever repeat.

  6. There are very few things I would personally force other human beings to do at gunpoint, but in this case, I would have done the same as the Allied soldiers. The civilians of any nation, which perpetrates such actions, should see the fruit of their government's policies.

  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Solomon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudanese_refugees_in_Israel
    (remember Darfur that no one talks about anymore? Yeah, Israel took in refugees from Darfur to save lives)

    and specifically if you're talking about the Palestinian conflict… they don't have it as bad as the media let's you believe https://www.swuconnect.com/insys/npoflow.v.2/_assets/pdfs/fact_sheets/Gaza.pdf

    Maybe, as a Jew, you should educate yourself before you start bashing the only place that will take you in (god forbid) if another holocaust were to happen. Then how much would you be bashing Israel? Also, as a Jew you disgust me that you would make such a comment on a video that shows the exact reason why the jews needed a country in the first place. No country is perfect so stop putting all your focus on Israel's imperfections, because every single country has them- and Israel's isn't even the worst in the world.

    Done.

  8. Add a cI PROTEST THE TRIP TO AUSCHWITZ BY THE ISRAELI KENESSET AND OTHERS because a huge amount of money being spent. My father was in Auschwitz and my mother was in the work camp Skarzishko and Beuchenwald concentration camp during the Holocaust . Even though my wife and I visited Auschwitz and the other camps to verify that they existed, the Polish government still has not returned the land and homes owned by all my grandparents and relatives who were murdered by the Nazis. All children of these Holocaust survivors should protest and demand compensation. Would have been better to purchase food, medicine and pay the rent and obtain medical services for indigent holocaust survivors.
    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg omment…

  9. What we also "tend to forget," is that it took quite some time before we reached the point where people were scared to criticize the NAZIs. The NAZIs advocated a racially motivated political agenda from day 1, so don't pretend like there were tons of Germans afraid to speak out from the beginning. Later on, when regular Germans didn't like where things were going, sure maybe then. But the NAZIs were only able to rise to power because the German people allowed it to happen.

    Also why the euphemism "The Moustache and his Boys"? I realize I'm quoting Harry Potter but "Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself." His name was Adolf Hitler and his "boys" were and should always be remembered as, NAZIs. Now maybe you might say that Hitler was someone to be feared, but fear is the reason why no one intervened each time Hitler annexed another couunty, and fear is the reason why people choose to euphemisms. Sorry for this long diatribe but let me just pose to you a final question.

    If you were wandering in the woods and you came across a rabid grizzly bear, completely devoid of reason, would you pretend that it was a teddy bear in the hopes that maybe the wild animal would act friendly? I realize that WWII and the Holocaust happened years ago, but the world will never be free of tyrants. If we want to prevent the past from happening again, then we need to start calling a spade a spade.

  10. Angela Bradley – I agree that the Jewish people need a country; one thing the Holocaust taught us is that without the ability to self-determination, genocide is one of the most dire consequences. The same thing holds true for the Palestinians (which is whom I am supposing you are referring to as the "someone else"); they are governed by those whom they elected. Interesting side note: Mamoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian authority, just celebrated the 9th year of his 4 year term as president. He was supposed to serve until 2009 but hasn't given up power yet.

    I don't see how the Jewish people took something that wasn't for them; Israel is the only place where they ever had sovereignty and after the Jewish people were dispersed by the Romans, that region was governed by outside powers, the last of whom were the Ottomans. As you may recall, one of the things that the Allies had to decide after WWI was what to do with the former Ottoman Empire, hence the creation of the Mandates in the Middle East. The Palestine Mandate, which was to be the Jewish national home, was drawn up the same time as Syria, Lebanon, Arabia, and most of the modern day Middle East. It was signed as part of an internationally binding treaty, signed at the San Remo conventions.

    I would urge you to be informed on the facts and then form your opinion. There are plenty of resources out there. I hope that someday, Israeli and Palestinian children alike will have peace in the future.

  11. Angela Bradley – I agree that the Jewish people need a country; one thing the Holocaust taught us is that without the ability to self-determination, genocide is one of the most dire consequences. The same thing holds true for the Palestinians (which is whom I am supposing you are referring to as the "someone else"); they are governed by those whom they elected. Interesting side note: Mamoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian authority, just celebrated the 9th year of his 4 year term as president. He was supposed to serve until 2009 but hasn't given up power yet.

    I don't see how the Jewish people took something that wasn't for them; Israel is the only place where they ever had sovereignty and after the Jewish people were dispersed by the Romans, that region was governed by outside powers, the last of whom were the Ottomans. As you may recall, one of the things that the Allies had to decide after WWI was what to do with the former Ottoman Empire, hence the creation of the Mandates in the Middle East. The Palestine Mandate, which was to be the Jewish national home, was drawn up the same time as Syria, Lebanon, Arabia, and most of the modern day Middle East. It was signed as part of an internationally binding treaty, signed at the San Remo conventions.

    I would urge you to be informed on the facts and then form your opinion. There are plenty of resources out there. I hope that someday, Israeli and Palestinian children alike will have peace in the future.

  12. Matt Jackson That is the most ridiculous comment I have ever read or heard. I don't need a God to tell me what is good and what is bad to form my own opinion and decide that this is pure evil. Read the bible and you'll discover how "good" is your god; the god of genocide and racial cleansing. There have been more people killed in the name of god that for any other reason… and I mean INNOCENT people. Your god is the god of ignorance and the perfect excuse for those that don't have arguments for anything.

  13. Never to be forgotten…E dá pra acreditar que ainda existam pessoas que duvidam destas imagens? Notem que os soldados americanos trouxeram a população alemã para ver a insanidade praticada pelo seu governo…e na minha opinião, não parecem tão chocados…

  14. Everyone says never again, but there are people in the United States and virtually every country in the world who would be only too happy to have it happen again. We must be ever watchful to make sure they never get the opportunity.

  15. Alberto Perez You are parroting the twaddle of atheists like Richard Dawkins. People who say things like you say illustrate the fact that they are, in fact, completely ignorant of what the bible teaches. Anyone who has killed or committed any atrocity in the name of Christianity has done to in direct contravention of the teachings of Christ.
    As to your comments on good and evil. It is impossible to determine what is evil without a standard by which to judge. You say a person can form his own opinion of what is good. Well, according to the laws and mores of Germany under the Nazi regime, what they did to these Jews (and Gypsies, mentally ill etc.) was very good for the "national revival"
    Hitler was a devoted disciple of Nietzsche and gave copies of his writings to Stalin and Mussolini. Hitler's entire philosophy of the Arian race being the Übermensch (Super-man) came from Nietzsche's book "Thus Spoke Zarathustra". And Nietzsche is the father of modern atheism. Be careful before you cast stones. In fact, far more people have been killed in the advancement of atheistic ideals than any religion. From Hitler to Stalin to Pol Pot this has proven to be true.

  16. Vida Velasco – apologies, I was nearing the end of my (lengthy) reply to you re a certain 'clause' the Mandate, when the page suddenly refreshed of it's own accord and my reply had gone! It's nigh on 2am here, I am too tired to re-do, but will do so tomorrow. Understand I am not anti-Israel, nor would I come onto a Jewish website simply to 'provoke'. 'Till tomorrow.

  17. Eric Peloquin Why are you assuming that I am an atheist? Why do you assume that Stalin or Pol Pot did what they did because they were atheists? I could name probably far more power hungry dictators and tyrants that went to church every single Sunday and invoked god in their speeches, than you could name atheists, starting with the Latin American dictators that in the last fifty years have killed many thousands of their own people. Those that proclaim themselves followers of a certain doctrine or ideology, don't necessarily follow their principles and guidelines; they might say so, but they don't really do so… they preach but they don't practice, like most Christians. When I was referring to the bible and the god of vengeance I was talking about the old testament, and you should have known that. There are many examples of stonings and killings in the name of god there.

  18. Angela Bradley – Thanks for clarifying. I can only take people at face value and you may want to consider how you phrase your ideas in the future. As a stranger who doesn't know you, I did conclude that you must not be informed and thus have the notions about the Jewish people taking what isn't theirs based on a lack of factual basis. I do see a difference between being a smart supporter of Israel and a blind supporter. No country is perfect and there are plenty of things that Israel has done that I don't agree with. That doesn't mean that I don't support Israel's right to exist, however. Have a good evening.

  19. Haunting and disturbing footage. This must be remembered forever. We must all remember and pray for those who died in the camps and for those who survived the camps. We should also remember and pray for the soldiers and aid workers who liberated the camps and did the relief work.

  20. Oh my gosh! My grandfather was there at Dachou and helped liberate the surviving Jews!!! He used to tell me stories about it through tears before he passed! What he remembered the most was how gaunt they were and how they would scrounge for scraps of food in trash cans around the camp, and there it was in this footage of Dachou!! We must NEVER forget!!! I know my grandfather did not! Being there and helping to liberate HaShem's people made quite an impact on him that he never forgot! We must keep the memory of this atrocity alive and pass it on lest we forget and this horror replays itself through another evil mind!

  21. I remember the pictures on the news reels at the movie theatre when the war ended. I was 12 yrs old (no Tv then.) Some of the German men were kicked in the gas chambers when they tried to refuse entering inside. I believe a local mayor and his and others of his government were among the first ones made to go inside.
    It was terrible to see the dead and starving.

  22. Angela Bradley – you really don't understand do you?? We, the Jewish people are not taking what doesn't belong to us – it always has belonged to us – that little piece of land – out of all the rest of the territory – is OURS!!!! The arabs have rewritten history and laid claim to what was NEVER theirs and say that we have taken their land and think that since they scream the loudest, it must be so. Well, they are wrong – and so are you!!! Read your history!!

  23. As hard as this is to watch, everyone–young and old–should see it and know that evil exists in this world. My wonderful father was a young U.S. soldier who was at Dachau when those poor people were finally freed. It is burned into his memory still at the age of 94. We must always be vigilant in defending freedom and protecting others, and give gratitude and honor to those who serve in our millitary and carry the heavy load for us.

  24. us Jews we are geniuses, who else would have thought of such thing and with so much attention to details, and who would have thought that the whole world would buy in to this?

  25. Jonny Speed I would suggest it is an ironic jealousy. Born initially out of their inherent ability to be entrepreneurs. The irony is that the more persecution there is, the greater their ability to trade an amass wealth. A vicious circle for the anti-semitic’s..

  26. There were no innocent Germans…..a nation of murderers. They knew exactly what was going on and couldn’t wait to get their hands on their Jewish neighbours possessions. They sold their friend out to the Nazis. If they had all stood up against the persecution of their neighbours and friends it could not have happened. The fact is that they were jealous of the Jews who never harmed them.

  27. Eric Peloquin The teachings of Christ? Where does that leave Jews then given Jews don't believe in Christ? There is no need to believe in Christ or, indeed, any supreme being to have an inherent sense of morality. When talking about right and wrong, the previous writer was talking about having a moral code which human beings can live by without any reference to a supreme being.

  28. Eric Peloquin, I never read the bible and I know the diferance between right and wrong. There are tribes in the rain forests of south america who never saw a bible and they know not to lie or kill. Nobody needs your bible or your Christ to be good at anything.A fictional character and a work of fiction are not now nor will they ever be the things that make people good. Six million on my people were murdered by you wonderful christians. I guess Jesus guided them huh?

  29. Thank you for posting this – the colour does indeed bring home the shock that these sights must have caused in those who saw them. People on this forum, as elsewhere, have said that seeing these pictures should make us vow 'never again'. But sadly that is a vain hope, as the people of Bosnia, Cambodia, Rwanda and so many other places can testify. Maybe it doesn't always help to talk of Evil – for who identifies instinctively with Evil? The evil comes through two much more recognisable forces – hatred and fear. It's when these are whipped up in ordinary people against an identifiable group that those ordinary people commit extra-ordinary evil acts. And all too often they only come to their senses when it is too late. So let us look at the images and draw lessons not for other people, for there is little in the end that we can do to change them, but for ourselves. We must abandon hatred and conquer fear and see others not as 'Others' but as people, like ourselves.

  30. Some of the most uncarring individuals are religious members of the extreme left and teabaggers who care to share none of the wealth with the poor is this being a good person or christian? I happen to believe in good and think man may have invented god and good.

  31. Alberto Perez I assume that you are an atheist because the rhetoric you are spouting is point by point from the atheist playbook. Yes, i am sure that you could name multitudes of people who have done wrong and yet go to church on Sundays. There are a lot of fat people at the local gym. That doesn't mean the gym is wrong. Such people are not practicing the truths of the bible. Second, I DID know your reference to the OT. That is why I said that you, like many others, are illustrating your ignorance of the bible and of tribes that the ancient Israelites had to deal with in their land. Have you ever read the bible? Have you ever studied the ancient cultures? I dare say not. Just like Dawkins and Hitchens, you pick out a couple of bloody battles and make wide, sweeping statements about the bible that are quite simply inaccurate. Before you cast such aspersions you would do well to know that of which you speak.
    You made my point for me when you said " they preach but they don't practice, like most Christians". Any Christian who commits crimes against humanity will face judgment and is not acting in accordance with the commands of Christ. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, they ALL acted in accordance with the tenets of atheism. How interesting that ALL of them specifically targeted Christians and outlawed religion in general and Christianity in particular.

  32. Raphael Zigelnik Thank you for making my point quite effectively for me. I never said that people need to know Christ or read the bible to be "good". The bible teaches us that the understanding of what is right and wrong has been written on the hearts of all men. We all have the innate sense of right and wrong. Why do two year old children act guilty when they tell a lie? Why do untouched tribal people of whom you speak have a similar sense of morality as us? Because we all have the law of God written upon our hearts. Our problems arise when we rebel against what we know is right, and we always do.

    As for Jesus being a "fictional character" you are quite simply wrong. That a man named Jesus who was from Nazareth and claimed to be the Messiah and was executed under Pontius Pilate is an irrefutable fact of history. To suggest otherwise is completely without merit. Leave alone the bible, Roman history substantiates this fact. The Roman historian Tacitus in his history "Annals" when recording the events surrounding the Great Fire of Rome under Nero said…"Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judæa, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome…". The "extreme penalty" was, of course, crucifixion because it was so horrible that the Romans would not even allow Roman citizens to be crucified.

    Christians were not, in any way, responsible for the Holocaust. Hitler was, and as I said earlier, he was following the teachings of his mentor, Nietzsche the father of modern atheism. The crimes of many Christians during the Holocaust were to do nothing, to remain silent. To make that point, Rev. Martin Niemöller who spent seven years in a concentration camp (as did about one millions Christians) said…
    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Catholic
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

    However, there have been great evils perpetrated against the Jews at other times in history by those who claimed to be Christians. Please do not identify me with them or with Christians in general. I cannot underscore this point enough. People who did such things were acting in complete rebellion against the teachings of Christ and it sickens me. Jesus Christ was a Jew as were all of his disciples. The Christians Church was exclusively Jewish for about the first ten years following Jesus' death and resurrection. In fact at first the Apostles did not even believe that Jesus' teachings were for the Gentiles but for the Jews alone! Jesus is the Jewish Messiah! We Gentiles have simply been grafted in.

  33. Really! How much of the New Testament-Revelations, John, etc. demonizes the Jews?? If you can only get to G-d thru Christ, I guess that make us all members of the Anti Christ Club. I find, I am afraid much of the Gospels professes a silent call to take action against us, which millions upon millions of Christians have accomplished during the previous two thousand years.

  34. Meanwhile, here in the USA, Obama's Administration has built somewhere between 300 and 600 Concentration Camps (complete with barbed wire) all over this country. And if you build them (at great expense) then of course, YOU INTEND TO USE THEM. If you do NOT believe me, then simply go to You Tube to hear his explanation for them at a News (Press) conference: Simply type into the search tray: "Obama explains the FEMA Camps"

  35. Belinda Lester Goldman Let me clarify. I am not saying that you must believe in Jesus Christ (Yeshua ha Maschiach) in order to know right from wrong. Not at all. The very point that people have an innate sense of right and wrong comes from God. As I said to Raphael…I never said that people need to know Christ or read the bible to be "good". The bible teaches us that the understanding of what is right and wrong has been written on the hearts of all men. We all have the innate sense of right and wrong. Why do two year old children act guilty when they tell a lie? Why do untouched tribal people of whom you speak have a similar sense of morality as us? Because we all have the law of God written upon our hearts. Our problems arise when we rebel against what we know is right, and we always do. It is because we know right from wrong and yet we often choose to do wrong that we are in need of a Savior.

    I will be the first to say that there are a lot of bad Christians out there. A lot of people who do things wrong or do wrong things under the banner of Christianity. I hate that this is true, but it is. However, the fact that there are bad Christians doesn't negate the truths of Christianity. As I said in another post, there are a lot of fat people at the local gym but that doesn't negate the value of that gym. There are a hypocrites in Christianity but that doesn't negate the truths thereof.

    You mention that Jews don't believe in Jesus. I am not sure if you realize this, but Jesus was in fact a Jew as were all of his early disciples, the apostles and all Christians were Jews for the first tens years or so following Jesus' death and resurrection. Jesus celebrated Sukkot and Chaunkah. The "last supper" was Jesus' celebration of Pesach with his disciples. One of the great crimes of history is how Gentile influences in the third and fourth centuries (especially Catholicism) diluted and eventually eradicated all the Jewishness of Christianity. In fact, I am the head of a ministry that is dedicated to teaching Christian people about the Jewish roots of Christianity.

  36. Eric Peloquin You really need to read Alice Miller's For Your Own Good to understand how the Nazi sense of good and evil was utterly buried and how ripe they were for Hitler given the circumstances of their era. People do know what good is. Even St. Paul says in Romans 2 that the Gentiles can do "by nature" what the law is in essence about–did you not read that? As for Jesus, there are many good statements by him; but did you not read where he damns people he disagrees with, such as Matthew 23 and many other places? And look at the book of Revelation–is that a God of love? Or does it justify the kinds of horrors that happened at Dachau?

  37. There is an excellent book entitled "The Liberator" which is about General Felix Sparks who led his unit from the shores of Sicily to the gates of Dachau. His narrative of what they saw and what happened at that place are chilling. This book is an unvarnished telling of the history of a great leader. A worthy read.

  38. Unfortunately religious brainwashing propaganda is alive and well in the world which segregates rather than integrating people and their respect for life. There is also the quest for power which results in the disrespect for life in mass.

  39. I am very saddened by your post here, especially because you say you are a Jew. Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel) is the ancestral homeland for all Jews. What happened in 1948 was the RE-formation of the Jewish State, not the formation of it. The Palestinians are trying to take land that doesn't belong to them and giving up land for peace is an ill advised plan as demonstrated by the 2003 deal which gave up the Gaza Strip. All that was accomplished in that deal was the that the terrorists now are able to hit more population centers such as Sderot, Ashkelon and beyond. It seems you have been influenced by the antisemitism that is rife throughout the UN and the international press. Any and every move that Israel makes to defend its self is scrutinized and criticized yet we rarely hear if the virtually daily attacks on Israel from Gaza. What should we expect? The majority of the Palestinian parliament is Hamas which is an internationally recognized terrorist organization!

  40. That is truly amazing. Do you happen to know what unit your father was with? I have read about the liberation of Dachau and it is a stirring yet chilling history. Was he under (then) Lt.Col.Felix Sparks? He was in command of 3rd Battalion of the 157th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division.
    Whatever unit your father was with, I can only imagine how that experience as such a young age shaped him as a person.

  41. Alberto Perez the Nazis and SS were pure occultists. And many were Atheists like the Communists that killed 3 times as the Nazis did. 6 million Jews were killed. And 7 million non Jews were killed as well and many were Christian.. Most of the victims that you said were killed in the name of God were Christians in the first place..

  42. Eric Peloquin whether Christ existed or not one fact is true and documented from the beginning of christianity. You christians are murderers and the jewish people have been your victims and scapegoats for the last two thousand years. That is a fact. As for Jesus look up the myth of Horus son of Osiris. Jesus was an updated story of that myth. He never existed.

  43. Matt Jackson please don't suggest that your invented God sets a standard for good. That's not only false.. it's dangerous. When we allow a made up God to tell us what is and isn't right… we give ourselves a reason and excuse for this to happen again. And it's HAS happened again. In the name of "god."

  44. A majority of German civilians didn't know that this kind of thing was happening. They knew that Jews were being sent away but they didn't know they were getting gassed and so on.

  45. A majority of German civilians didn't know that this kind of thing was happening. They knew that Jews were being sent away but they didn't know they were getting gassed and so on.

  46. Just remember, God is not a garbage collector…you have to keep coming back until you get it right!. Those that were the persecutors, become the persecuted, Today, LGBT are persecuted until you find out your sister, brother, father, mother, niece, favorite uncle or aunt is within that group. May the force be with you!

  47. Just remember, God is not a garbage collector…you have to keep coming back until you get it right!. Those that were the persecutors, become the persecuted, Today, LGBT are persecuted until you find out your sister, brother, father, mother, niece, favorite uncle or aunt is within that group. May the force be with you!

  48. Kaleb Jenkins I think there were some Germans who really did not know, but I also think there were many, many Germans who did, and were either powerless against the Nazi regime, bought into the anti-semitic fervor stoked by Hitler's propaganda machine, or otherwise pretended not to know. You can't excuse the German citizenry that easily. It's like the soldiers who ran those camps claiming that they were "just following orders." A stain on human history, but sadly, only one of many.

  49. Kaleb Jenkins I think there were some Germans who really did not know, but I also think there were many, many Germans who did, and were either powerless against the Nazi regime, bought into the anti-semitic fervor stoked by Hitler's propaganda machine, or otherwise pretended not to know. You can't excuse the German citizenry that easily. It's like the soldiers who ran those camps claiming that they were "just following orders." A stain on human history, but sadly, only one of many.

  50. Amy Savin Parker who shoudl have they known ? beside of the nazis ? were there people coming back from the camps telling them ? now i doubt that part pretty much….. people knew horrible things must have happened and things were going on … but people didn t know what was really happening.

  51. Amy Savin Parker who shoudl have they known ? beside of the nazis ? were there people coming back from the camps telling them ? now i doubt that part pretty much….. people knew horrible things must have happened and things were going on … but people didn t know what was really happening.

  52. I was in Europe and lived in Poland for a year, I went to Treblinka, Auschwitz, Auschwitz-Berkanau and also Stutthof near us in Gdansk. There are no words I can adequately use to express my overwhelming sadness about the Holocaust, the suffering, the inhumanity and the barbarity done against the Jewish people, the gypsies and all others who did not fit the aryan ideal of a "super race"….but we always need to remember what happened. to forget is to invite such horror again some time in the future.

  53. I was in Europe and lived in Poland for a year, I went to Treblinka, Auschwitz, Auschwitz-Berkanau and also Stutthof near us in Gdansk. There are no words I can adequately use to express my overwhelming sadness about the Holocaust, the suffering, the inhumanity and the barbarity done against the Jewish people, the gypsies and all others who did not fit the aryan ideal of a "super race"….but we always need to remember what happened. to forget is to invite such horror again some time in the future.

  54. Vera Kertesz That is simply not true. You say " i doubt that part pretty much" which means you do not know. Well, I do know and the German people knew what was going on. Dachau was on the outskirts of the town of Dachau in addition to more than thirty subcamps in the region. The sheer stench rising from the camp was impossible to miss. The citizens were either guilty of pure antisemitism and hatred (About 1/3 of Dachau were Jews, the rest were various political prisoners, religious prisoners or Gypsies), or they were guilty of criminal apathy. They simply did not care what was happening. You are trying to excuse the inexcusable.

  55. We all say Never Again, but don’t hold your breath. Antisemitism is rearing it’s ugly head again! Governments the World over should make efforts to eradicate this vile disease. Not only antisemitism, but ALL racial hatred

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