‘Hitler did not win’

21 photos commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz and a tweet quoting Pres. Obama

Twitchy
1/27/2015

…Survivors, dignitaries and world leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron of the U.K. gathered in Poland today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The BBC reports:

Those who survived Auschwitz lived through one of the 20th Century’s worst acts of hatred and inhumanity. Many of those still alive today were children in 1945 but they are elderly now and this may be the last significant anniversary where so many will gather.

A huge, white temporary building has been erected over the brick railway buildings where many of the Jews of Europe were sorted into those who were fit enough for slave labour and those who would be taken straight to the gas chambers.

Candles have been lit at the Death Wall where prisoners were executed – small points of light in this wintry landscape of snow and ice, where Europe is remembering a time of darkness.

And here are some of the more memorable and poignant photos we’ve seen commemorating the event…

 

 

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German Concentration Camps Factual Survey shows first scenes of Nazi concentration camps but was shelved by the British government in 1945.

 

 

Barack Obama: Missing-In-Action

…Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will represent the United States at the commemoration of the Nazi concentration camp’s liberation by Soviet troops—not Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, or Kerry. Tuesday’s ceremony will likely be the last time that a significant number of camp survivors are present for a major anniversary. Heads of state for France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, and Denmark are all expected to attend.

National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said on Friday that “President Obama will be in India, on a long-scheduled trip.” The White House announced on Saturday that Obama will cut short his trip to India to visit Saudi Arabia and the newly appointed monarch King Salman on Tuesday, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud.

The Auschwitz ceremony is still not on his schedule.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney attended the 60th anniversary ceremony in 2005…

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.” ~General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Germany 1945.

 

 

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