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Sunday, 30 March 2008

An eye opener

(posted on Neula ja lankaa 5 March 2008)
Today I finished reading Sonderkommando - Auschwitz. It's written as an interview as Shlomo Venezia, tells his story about being a sonderkommando at the concentration camp of Auschwitz - Birkenau. He was sent to the camp when he was 21 years old. He had to work at the gas chambers and destroy the bodies of murdered people. When you read this you realize even more clearly the horrible things that the nazis did the WW II. But there is no way anyone can understand how people are able to act that way against other people. What also felt bad was when Shlomo tells how he tried to tell people whatt had happened and no one believed or wanted to hear. After holding it in a long time he wanted to tell his story when antisemitism started to rise its ugly head again around Europe. Shlomo Venezia has been telling about his experiences in schools. I really recommend this book. It is part of the world history that should never be forgotten.

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