Holocaust Memorial Day

In the UK, today is Holocaust Memorial Day.
I have visited Holocaust museums in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Washington and Jerusalem and I have been to Terezin in the Czech Republic and Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.
One weekend, I attend a fascinating course on the Holocaust run by an impressive teacher called Ronnie Landau [my blog posting here]. Some time later, I attended the launch of the new edition of his book “The Nazi Holocaust: Its History And Meaning” [[my blog posting here].
I thought that today would be an appropriate time to start reading the book.
Ronnie Landau argues in the first chapter that the Holocaust is both unique and universal – unique as an entire event in terms of its scale, methods and purpose, but universal in the sense that so many component elements manifest themselves too often in both history and the present.


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