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Friday, January 29, 2010

Sixty-five years ago this week

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The fury of the Haitian earthquake, which has taken more than 200,000 lives, teaches us how cruel nature can be to man. The Holocaust, which destroyed a people, teaches us that nature, even in its cruelest moments, is benign in comparison with man when he loses his moral compass and his reason.
Samuel Pisar, an Auschwitz survivor, in the New York Times.

Sixty-five years ago this week, Russian troops liberated Auschwitz/Birkenau, as American troops were entering Dachau. 

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