Tonight I watched a beautiful women, 93 years old, and one of the remaining survivors of the holocaust tell her story on tv. Her parents was killed at Auschwitz and she survived with her sister although being moved to Treblinka before being saved at the end of the war and taken to Sweden. Still to this day she visits schools all over Sweden to talk to our young about the concentration camps and her life before, during and after the war. She talked about her fears about reliving the history as our world today seems incapable of learning from the history. I fear that too. More than anything.
How could we forget what happened in Auschwitz and all the other concentration camps around Europe? Come to think about it, how could we forget any of the wars fought? And the people effected by them. We should honour their memories by listening to their voices and by remembering their stories.
We must all fight for peace. We must make an effort. We must help and aid those in need, no matter where and why. We are all equals and the history has shown us repeatedly how not to do! How to slow down and not blindly follow those who lead. To dare question and be brave. We need to learn from that. We must learn. We must stop this negative spiral we're in and believe that we can make a change. Together. In peace.
Now I'm off to bed.
Over and out