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April 18, 2004

Never Again!

Tomorrow is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

I wish I could say that the events of 60 years ago have little relevance today. But the bloody history of the intervening decade shows that the ability of Man to turn, savagely annihilationist, on his fellows is hardly diminished. As we learned in Bosnia, a little over a decade ago (to pick but one example) the veneer of civilization can sometimes be astonishingly thin.

My father survived the war by dint of luck, and good engineering skills. On this day, it’s worth taking some time to listen to his story. Maybe, thus inspired, we can someday make “Never Again!” more than a slogan.

Posted by distler at April 18, 2004 10:28 PM

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