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Nazi death camp survivors mark 79th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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By CZAREK SOKOLOWSKI

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May it never happen again.

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Never sgain.

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Same thing happening in gaza for last couple of decades but survivors doing it again on other nation.

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The irony of it, just a day before remembrance day, January 26th those descendant of holocaust survivors received verdict from International Court of Justice because committing similar act to other group of people. History repeat itself just with different role this time.

From ICJ ruling:

https://www.icj-cij.org/node/203447

https://www.newarab.com/news/icj-rule-israel-gaza-genocide-case-january-26

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Humanity's darkest hours. As well as the 6 million Jews we should also remember the non-Jews slaughtered in the death camps. An accurate figure is unknown. Probably 3 million.

The Nazis killed more than 20 million Soviets. The accuracy of this figure is questionable.

Many tens of millions were killed because of one man.

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The Nazis killed more than 20 million Soviets. The accuracy of this figure is questionable.

Then why post it?

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Why post it?

Because we should remember all the people killed in the death camps and at the hands of the Nazis. Historians will differ on the figures but for sure many tens of millions were killed.

Even the numbers of Jews killed in the death camps are estimates from the Jewish population before the war, and the survivors after the war. There are no 100% accurate figures. The 6 million is an estimate.

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Last week, Elon Musk visited Auschwitz-Birkenau after his anti-Semitic comments on X.

"More than 1.1 million people were murdered by the Nazis and their henchmen at Auschwitz during the second world war. Most who were killed were Jews, but the victims also included Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war, queer people, and others."

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Soviet Red Army troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945

It's always important to remember the Nazi menace slaughtered 27 million in the USSR.

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"Never again’ is every day,” Scholz said in his weekly video podcast. “Jan. 27 calls out to us: Stay visible! Stay audible! Against antisemitism, against racism, against misanthropy — and for our democracy.”

Given the ICJ's ruling of plausible grounds for a genocide Bundeskanzler Scholz's "Nie Wieder" rings hollow more like Schultz's "I see nothing, I hear nothing, and I say NOTHING!!!" out of "Hogan's Heroes". The German government's incomprehensible support for the IDF's mass slaughter of a civilian population instead of using all its influence to restrain Zionist extremists has now landed the German nation once more "in the dock" for it's 3rd genocide. And, tellingly, Scholz omitted from his homily, the injunction against "killing civilians" - in occupied Gaza women, children, men, indiscriminately with malice aforethought.

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"Eternal memory to all Holocaust victims!” 

Fuel for Israel's fight against genocidal-aimed terrorist groups.

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It's also the 80 year anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad - which features well over a million victims.

Many historians now recognize this as an individual genocide directed at one city which didn't bow to the nazi menace.

Anyone who glorifies the nazis and their collaborators are sick and twisted.

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In the last century, more than 100 million people were killed by wars.

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We know from the historical record that a Moscow area, Russian formation overran and liberated this monument to sickness. Combat hardened heroes who wrote their names into the history books many times over and deserve the acclaim.

The SS is a sadistic organisation. Those death head skulls ands rune flashes are pure evil.

Shocking certain quarters embrace them.

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Yes, that’s right, we talked, put flowers and went on to fight in all directions. Some to Ukraine, some to Yemen, some to Israel, some to Gaza, some to Palestine

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The SS is a sadistic organisation.

Agreed, but no worse than sadist killers and torturers of the IDF

Those death headskulls ands rune flashes are pure evil.

Likewise the Star of David and human faeces smeared on the walls of Palestinian houses ransacked and wrecked by Israeli soldiers.

Can't Israelis and their supporters understand that the world can draw comparisons of barbarism and cruelty from the historical records?

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Even the numbers of Jews killed in the death camps are estimates from the Jewish population before the war, and the survivors after the war. There are no 100% accurate figures. The 6 million is an estimate.

No 100% accurate figures, true, but many details that provide evidence. For instance, Deutsche Bahn, the German railways, took counts of the Jews they transported to the death camps and billed the government accordingly. These records for date, train, number of passengers and destination were captured intact by the Allies. And among the victims were many thousands of infants, whose names were not even registered with authorities at the time they died. Scholars generally agree that the deaths are likely to have ranged to slightly above 6 million to the high end of 5 million, but within this rather narrow range.

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