19 April 2012

Yom HaShoah

Today is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Above is a photo I took of one of the memorials at the Dachau concentration camp while traveling in Germany last fall. As someone who was born much too late and too far away to have ever endured the shadow cast by Nazism, and as someone who has merely visited one of many sites of such unspeakable atrocities, I find my own words lacking. So I'll just suggest that maybe take a moment today to reflect on the horrors that humans are capable of inflicting on one another and role that unchecked political power, fear-mongering, racism, and nationalism all play in some of the worst crisis (past and present) in documented history.

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