Thursday, 19 April 2012

Never forget

There is rarely a day that goes by that I do not remember, how could I ever forget? It is part of our family fabric. But today I make an extra special effort to tell people (and remind those who already know) about my Dad and what happened to him. 

My dad was snatched away from his family aged 13 and imprisoned and enslaved for 6 years. Sadly his family, along with many others, we're murdered :(

Think about that. 13. Take a minute to imagine its you aged 13. Taken. Never to see your family again. Imprisoned. Alone.

'Never forget!' to me means don't sit idly by whilst evil exists.

'Never forget' means choose to be kind to people every day.

As Ghandi said: we must be the change we wish to see in the world, we must light our little corner and together if we all light our own corners we will bring light to the entire world.

'Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.' Hailie Selassie I

'First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then 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 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 out for me'

Pastor Martin Niemoller

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Thanks for reading and helping me remember...

Love you dad :)

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