International Holocaust Remembrance Day / We remember! Stop antisemitism!

We remember the antisemitism of the common German, the world’s silence, the collaborators, the humiliation, the exclusion, the irrational hate, the Judenstern, the ghettos, the Einsatzgruppen, the deportations, the concentration camps, the extermination camps, and the 6,000,000 Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Shoah, trapped in the ghettos, suffocated inside the freight cars, massacred, shot, and gassed.

“Not all victims were Jewish, but all Jews were victims”, said Elie Wiesel.

Antisemitism is very much alive today. Anti-Zionism is the new antisemitism. Be careful. Don’t be an ignorant. Don’t be stupid. Read about the Peel Commission Partition Plan (July 1937) and the UN Resolution 181 (November 1947) -accepted by the Jewish authorities but rejected by the Palestinian authorities and the Arab states. Read about antisemitism, terrorism and islamism. 90% of the Germans in the 1940s were ignorant, stupid and antisemitic, and each of them became an indispensable piece of the huge extermination machine that made the Holocaust possible. And that happened very little time ago, in the heart of Europe.

Never forgive and never forget. We remember!

Judenstern, 1942–1945. USHMM
A Jewish mother hugging her little daughter while an Einsatzgruppe shoots them both in the head. Ivangorod’s massacre, Ukraine, 1941­–1943. Yad Vashem
Liquidation of the Krakow ghetto, March 1943. USHMM
Jewish families surrendering to the German murderers. Warsaw ghetto uprising, April 19–May 16, 1943. Probably the most famous photo of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. The little girl on the left was Hanka Lamet. The little boy in the front has been identified as Arthur Domb Semiontek, Israel Rondel, Tsvi Nussbaum or Levi Zeilinwarger. USHMM
Jewish men and women captured during the Warsaw ghetto uprising. April 19–May 16, 1943. USHMM
Two little Lithuanian Jewish boys: Emanuel Rosenthal (2 years old) and Avram Rosenthal (5 years old) in the Kovno ghetto, 1944. They were deported to Majdanek and gassed upon arrival. USHMM
Suitcases of Jewish victims massacred and gassed. Majdanek. Yad Vashem
Shoes of Jewish victims massacred and gassed. Majdanek. Yad Vashem
Jewish prisoners entering the extermination camp. Belzec, 1942. Yad Vashem
The Gate of Death, entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Stanisław Mucha. Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Jewish girl. Prisoner number 7,544. Wilhelm Brasse. Yad Vashem
Polish girl. Czesława Kwoka. Prisoner number 26,947. Wilhelm Brasse. Yad Vashem
Gypsy (Roma) girl. (Z=Zigeuner). Prisoner number 63,598. Wilhelm Brasse. Yad Vashem
Gas pellets of Zyklon B. Loboda, 1968. Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Arrival of a transport of Hungarian Jewish men, women and children. Auschwitz-Birkenau, May-June 1944. On the side of the train is written “Deutsche Reichsbahn”. The Auschwitz Album. Yad Vashem
Hungarian Jewish men, women and children arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau, May-June 1944. The Auschwitz Album. Yad Vashem
Hungarian Jewish women and children at the Judenrampe, just before selection. Auschwitz-Birkenau, May-June 1944. The Auschwitz Album. Yad Vashem
An old Hungarian Jewish woman carrying a baby in her arms and three other Jewish children walking towards the gas chamber. Auschwitz-Birkenau, May-June 1944. The Auschwitz Album. Yad Vashem
Hungarian Jewish women and children waiting for their “turn” to the gas chamber (grove closest to the crematorium). Auschwitz-Birkenau, May-June 1944. The Auschwitz Album. Yad Vashem
David Olère. Dans la salle de déshabillage, 1946. Guetto Fighter’s House Museum
David Olère. Après le gazage, 1946. Guetto Fighter’s House Museum
Hair from the victims of Auschwitz. After the liberation. Auschwitz, 1945. USHMM
Glasses from the victims of Auschwitz. After the liberation. Auschwitz, 1945. USHMM
Shoes from the victims of Auschwitz.
After the liberation. Auschwitz, 1945. Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Baby survivor tattooed. Auschwitz, 1945. Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Children survivors. After the liberation. Auschwitz, 1945. Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Antonia Tejeda Barros, Madrid, January 27, 2021

PHOTO CREDITS

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

Yad Vashem. The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)

Guetto Fighters’ House Museum

Auschwitz. No hace mucho. No muy lejos

About Antonia Tejeda Barros

Madre de tres, flautista, violinista, profesora, alumna y súper fan de Woody Allen / Mother of three, musician, teacher, student, and Woody Allen fan
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