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Will we remember the Holocaust in 10 years? Holocaust Memorial Day photos

by | 27th, January 2013

WILL the Holocaust be remembered in 100 years? Yes? No? Today was Holocaust Memorial Day, the day when Auschwitz was liberated. The best book I’ve read on the Holocaust is Primo Levi’s  If This Is a Man . When the heavy-hand of taught history has blunted the humanity with function and learning to order, and the facts have been reduced by time to flat statistics, stories and art will be what resonate. Levi’s is compelling. His was one of millions.

A neighbour of mine, of a certain age, never spoke to me of the horror. A talented seamstress she was a great fixer living an ordinary life in suburban London. And then one day I heard her story. She had been a young Jewish girl in Copenhagen when the Nazis came. Her best friend’s father not a Jew let

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