I am not certain which photo you will have seen of the soldier using a dozer to bury the dead, but I think it was part of a Canadian unit that was given the task of tiding up the camp after it was liberated.
There were just so many dead bodies that it was the fastest way to bury them before they began to decompose.
It must have been extreme tough, not just for the driver, but also the unit commander who gave the order and all of the others involve in bring life back to so many of the near starvind and dying inmates, as well as the survivors themselves.
There would no doubt have been a Jewish Rabbi there who would have blessed the dead in a befitting Jewish manner.
They were dedicated Nazi's who were there, but many of them didn't have the stomach for that, and there were not enough of them, they were predominently guards, and the prisoners themselves emptied out the gas chambers and worked in the crematoria.
General 'Ike' Eisenhower ordered the german people in the are to view what had been going on in their area as most claimed they knew nothing about what happened.
Ike also ordered a fully documented and photographic record be made "so future generations would not be able to deny this happened".
There is now neo nazis and others who are now claiming it never occured, including the President of Iran.
I imagine there would have been guards, liberating soldiers and inmates who would have commited suicide in the aftermath.
To me that wasthe ultimate savagery of what man could do to others.
It makes Cambodia, Rawanda, Bosnia and others pale into insignificane.
Only Stalin and Moa Ts Tung are close, but they were not intent on wiping out a whole race of people.
This should not be seen as a rant, but alight for the edification of people who are unaware of what occured.
All this is fact as I know it, and is from my mind, based on what i have learned.
It took me sometime to find this about a Holocaust Memorial in London being removed.
It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead. He did this because he said in words to this effect: "Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the track of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened"
This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it "offended" the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of th e6 million Jews, 20 million Russians,10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated.
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil
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