Seventy-Two Years of the Camp of Horrors

Today, Jan. 27, its the anniversary of the Auschwitz camp liberation. Seventy-two years ago, the soviets set free around two thousand eight hundred people there, but one point million people couldn’t escape from the horrors and died without been able to see the new opportunities the would give them, away from the nazi world they, Jews, didn’t choose. When In January of 1945, soviets liberated them, they were so tired and evacuated they couldn’t move. As some officers described, they didn’t look like human beings, the couldn’t say anything or move their heads.

The past years, survivors had told the world their stories, how the had to left everything behind, the failed escapes they planned, see horrible things that mark anyone, see how their love ones died slowly of hunger or illness, executed or in gas chambers. They showed the world the numbers they marked them, as a memory of it for the rest of their life. Kids and teenagers had to grow up and skip all their years of childhood, it was a war if you wanted to survive you had to fight.

Before entering the camp, you first had to survive the travel in train, hours or days in a train without food and water, the train full beyond its capacity. When they reached the concentration camps, families were separated. Old women, men, and kids below fifteen were condemned to death, they were not able for hard works. Many families separated with the hope one day the would saw them again, but only a few of them could meet them again.The rest were tattooed numbers and cut their hair. Long schedules, in the hot of the summer or the low grades of the winter, food that wasn’t enough for all, a piece of bread with a little bit or butter or a soup with more water than substance. After a while, they looked more like skeletons than human beings. At first, this was the jail for politics or people against the state, but as the war continued, innocent people were sent here, only for been Jews. Now, seventy-two years later, why we still discriminate people of other race or religion oration? Didn’t we learn nothing about this? Or because it’s one of the most horrible situations of our history we don’t want to remember?

This period of time, even though it’s hard for some people to remember, this have to serve as a lesson for the future. Millions of people were killed and just a few one had the opportunity lo leave towards America. Life had been rough for some of us, and other, had good luck, but it’s important to fight for the rights of everyone. Yesterday and today are they, but tomorrow it could be you.



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