The eminent historian Martin Gilbert refers to the Holocaust as “the most horrible of all horrors”. It was so brutal, painful, and sinister that it is difficult to read about it, let alone view pictures. People avoid pain, if possible.
It is understandable that we are reluctant to endure the anguish that accompanies awareness. However, as difficult as it is to remember, it is intolerable to forget. The suffering that took place cannot be conveyed in words or in any graphic way. It is difficult for individuals; even those directly involved in the Holocaust, to truly grasp the magnitude and the hideousness of the events that occured. The truth must be remembered, recorded and told.
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