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馃У@GGPonnambalam is a strong witness of the #Tamil #Genocide in #Mullivaaikaal.Below is a summary of one of his testimonies.On 16 May 2009 KP informed me that the LTTE had decided that they wanted to get the civilians out in a safe&accountable way,&wanted GGP to speak to the gov.
I communicated this clearly to Basil Rajapaksa. The initial agreement we hoped the government would agree to was to have the ICRC broker a population exchange to get the civilians out. The government disagreed. They were only willing to have local actors involved.
They suggested lawyers or bishops.
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The Hamburg Massacre馃挃
During World War II the German city of Hamburg was devastated by bombing raids that began in 1943, killing around 40,000 people. These mass crimes were carried out by the British Royal Air Force ("RAF") and the American USAAF
and was at the time the largest bombing campaign in the history of aerial warfare.
The attacks were carried out on the orders of (mass murderer) RAF Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, Commander-in-Chief of the British Aviation Bomber Division.
The allied bombings left the city devastated, reaching a degree of total destruction of over 70%.
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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Why is it so important?

The World Values Survey reported that only 30% of Americans born after 1980 believe that it is absolutely essential to live in a Democracy.

That's less than 1/3!

I'll tell you how it relates. 1/
Survivors of the Holocaust are in their late 70's or older. As they dwindled, the horrors they were subjected to have been forgotten more by each successive generation.

Modern culture doesn't value the elderly the way it used to- the message of Holocaust survivors is dying. 2/
Jewish antisemitism is on the rise. Absurdly, Holocaust denialism is also on the rise. With every passing year, history focuses less and less on the importance of remembering the Holocaust as a preventative for any such atrocities to happen again.

For instance: 3/
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Tonight, @CanadaPlace #SailsofLight in Vancouver, BC is illuminated yellow to remember the murder of 6 million Jews during the #Holocaust. Across #Canada, public venues are illuminated to declare #WeRemember, #NeverAgain, #NeverForget. #IHRD @WorldJewishCong @CIJAinfo Image
6 million Jewish children, women, and men were murdered in the #Holocaust. We must never forget. Today is #IHRD, and @VanConventions Olympic Cauldron in Vancouver is illuminated in yellow as part of the @WorldJewishCong #WeRemember campaign. Tonight, we say #NeverAgain ImageImageImage
@CityofVancouver Burrard St Bridge is illuminated yellow for #IHRD to remember the 6 million Jews murdered in the #Holocaust. The horror, the trauma, the brutality, the devastation. Tonight #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong ImageImageImage
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1. La t铆a Teresa, t铆a de mi mam谩, fue capturada por los nazis junto con su mam谩. Las llevaron a Auschwitz. Al bajar del tren, pasaron a la fila donde un m茅dico decid铆a qui茅nes ir铆an a las barracas y qui茅nes directo al horno crematorio.
2. Pero resulta que el m茅dico hab铆a sido compa帽ero del pap谩 de mi t铆a Teresa en la universidad.
Las reconoci贸. Las mando a las barracas y luego las sac贸 para llevarlas a la lavander铆a. All铆 las escondi贸 en tambos de ropa sucia, y las sac贸 del campo de concentraci贸n.
3. La t铆a Teresa recordaba que solo sinti贸 c贸mo trepaban su tambo a una camioneta. No supo si a su mam谩 tambi茅n la iban a sacar. La camioneta arranc贸 y viaj贸 por varios minutos, hasta que se detuvo. Bajaron el tambo y la sacaron. Estaba en medio del bosque.
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Sachsenhausen was the first concentration camp I ever visited in person鈥攊t was on a school trip and I was 16 years old. I have many memories of the place, but two in particular are etched on my mind. [Thread] #HolocaustMemorialDay #WeRemember
Please note:
Some may find reading this thread upsetting, so I am adding this note at the outset to point out that I will, in what follows, make reference to what I saw in Sachsenhausen; I do not mention specific people, but make reference to methods adopted to murder.
My first memory is learning about the purpose-built 鈥榥eck shot unit鈥. In the autumn of 1941, the SS murdered at least 13,000 Soviet prisoners of war, many of them Jewish, by using that unit (or gassing vehicles). I think I know why learning this is something that stayed with me:
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Tonight in #Toronto, @TourCNTower will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day #IHRD. #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
Tonight in #Niagara , @NiagaraFalls will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day. #IHRD. #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
Tonight in #Vancouver, @bcplace will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day. #IHRD #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
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Hoy hace 77 a帽os las tropas sovi茅ticas liberan #Auschwitz por emergencias de la vida tuve que volver a Buenos Aires y pas茅 por el Museo del Holocausto #WeRemember #HolocaustMemorialDay #HolocaustRemembranceDay Image
Segu铆 caminando hacia mi viejo departamento y en C贸rdoba y Pasteur dobl茅 y visit茅 de nuevo la #AMIA d贸nde el ataque terrorista del 18 de julio de 1994 dej贸 85 muertos y 300 heridos Image
Fue el peor ataque terrorista en la Argentina y el mayor contra la comunidad jud铆a luego del fin de la 2da guerra. A煤n sigue sin resolver y los que planificaron y ayudaron a realizarlo siguen libres.
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In the 1930s, the Jewish population in Europe was almost 10 million.

By 1945, 60% had been murdered, decimating communities that had lived there for centuries.

This is the story of the #Holocaust.

Jewish communities in Poland date back at least 1,000 years.

3.5 million Jews lived in Poland before the war.

Over 3 million were murdered by the Nazis.

Today, only a few thousands remain.
The first Jews arrived in Ukraine in the 4th century BC.

1.5 million were murdered during the Holocaust.

Many were killed at the hands of Einsatzgruppen, or "Death Squads".

This includes the Babi Yar massacre, killing 35,000 and decimating Kiev's Jewish community.
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#WeRemember the holocaust today because it is the 77th anniversary of the Auschwitz concentration camp liberation. We鈥檙e proud of those who stood up to hate and genocide, and remember the over 6 million murdered Jews. Here are some ways to remember.THREAD #HolocaustRemembranceDay
NPR has some very powerful stories from Holocaust survivors. Many of them are linked here on this site. 2/10鈥
At the south end of Liberty State Park in Jersey City, where a statue stands of a soldier carrying a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp. There are monuments and resources all over the country, here are a few, starting with the Liberation Monument. 3/10鈥
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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, #WeRemember the 6 million Jewish children, women and men murdered by the Nazis. @WorldJewishCong #IHRD #NeverAgain #NeverForget Image
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Vor 77 Jahren befreite die Rote Armee das KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau. Heute gedenken Menschen auf aller Welt dem Martyrium der Opfer des Nationalsozialismus. Auch das Jugendparlament gedenkt den Opfern. Mit OBM Jung und den Stadtratsfraktionen waren wir an drei Orten der Erinnerung.
(1) 鈥濭eschlagener鈥 - Hier ehrten wir die Sinti und Roma die im Nationalsozialismus ermordet wurden und gelitten haben.
(2) Denkmal f眉r die Opfer des KZ-Au脽enlagers Leipzig-Thekla - Neben allen Opfern der Vernichtungs- und Konzentrationslager dachten wir hier besonders an die 眉ber 80 Opfer des Massakers von Abtnaundorf.
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1.3 million people were sent to #Auschwitz extermination camp.

1.1聽 million people, among them 960,000 Jews (865,000 gassed on arrival), were murdered at Auschwitz.

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On 27 January 1945, #Auschwitz concentration camp was #liberated by the #RedArmy.

Most remaining prisoners had been forced onto death marches before, about 7,000 had been left behind.

#HolocaustMemorialDay #WeRemember #NeverAgain
Between 1933-1945, Nazi Germany operated ab. 1,000 concentration camps on its own and in occupied territories in Europe.

The total number of victims remains in the dark, more than 6 million jews alone were murdered in the holocaust.

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1/3 Ich habe jetzt 17 Tage dar眉ber nachgedacht, ob ich diese Tweets schreiben soll, denn im Normallfall halte ich mich hier mit direkten Ansprachen zur眉ck.

Aber die Wut geht nicht weg. Am 11.1 hat @ulfposh mehrfach das Gesicht eines j眉dischen Schriftstellers dem Internetmob...
2/3 vorgeworfen. Sein Foto sogar mit dem Zitat "guten morgen auch, du sch枚ne zeit, uns stehen steuermillarden b麓reit" versehen.

Neben dem offensichtlich antisemitischen Framing, ist ziemlich bekannt, dass @Kapitelmanslife regelm盲脽ig von Neo-Nazis bedroht wurde.
3/3 Was ist das f眉r ein #WeRemember, wenn die Solidarit盲t nur f眉r tote Juden reicht?

Heute w盲re ein ziemlich guter Tag f眉r eine Entschuldigung, Herr @ulfposh.
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Am 22.12.2021 wurde ein Plakat von den 鈥濻pazierg盲ngern鈥 vor dem Kaltenkirchener Rathaus abgelegt, auf dem sich Ungeimpfte mit der Verfolgung der Juden im Holocaust gleichsetzen wollten.

Ein Thread dazu 馃У

Die Relativierung der Verfolgung und des Leids von NS-Opfern durch die Instrumentalisierung und den Missbrauch von Impfgegnern und Verschw枚rungsideologen ist verst枚rend und zutiefst absto脽end,
damit wurde f眉r uns und viele andere klar eine rote Linie 眉berschritten.

Wer solche Vergleiche vortr盲gt u. sich anma脽t,sich mit verfolgten J眉dinnen und Juden im Nationalsozialismus gleichzusetzen, instrumentalisiert und verh枚hnt damit diejenigen, die Opfer der Verbrechen im Nationalsozialismus wurden.
Impfverweigerer,die ihre Situation jederzeit

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In Erinnerung: Heute vor 77 Jahren, am #27Januar 1945, wurde das Konzentrations- & Vernichtungslager #Auschwitz durch die Rote Armee befreit.

Wer 眉berlebte, trug & tr盲gt Auschwitz bis heute mit sich.

Weitere Infos @YadVashemDE:
#KeinVergessen #WeRemember
Dazu: 鈥濵it #Auschwitz seht ihr nur einen Teil der Schoa鈥 -Gaskammern, Auschwitz und andere Konzentrationslager stehen symbolisch f眉r den #Holocaust. Doch in Osteuropa starben auch rund anderthalb Millionen Juden bei Massenerschie脽ungen.
via @dlfkultur鈥
Dazu: Mit dem Schatten leben - Immer mehr #Holocaust-脺berlebende sind extrem alt. Ihr Zeugnis wird fehlen. Ihre Erfahrungen pr盲gen aber auch das Leben ihrer Nachkommen 鈥 bis hin zu den Enkeln.
via @DLF鈥
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On this #HolocaustMemorialDay I pay particular tribute to two relatives whose existence and tragic loss I recently discovered.

Siblings Ludwig Sinsheimer and Eugenie Reuter were deported from their homeland, Germany, by the Nazis.

They died in 1942.

Ludwig, 67, was deported to Gurs, France in October 1940 in the Wagner-B眉rckel-Aktion-the expulsion of Jews from southwest Germany.

Originally used to intern Spanish Republicans, Gurs was turned by the Nazis & Vichy France into a camp for deported Jews.
Ludwig was later sent to No茅, a nearby "hospital camp" set up in 1941 for sick and older inmates from Gurs. He died there in October 1942.

Pictured is the memorial cemetery at No茅 (馃摲

And here's a short history of the camp 馃敆鈥
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Holocaust Memorial Day.

Thursday, 27 January, 2022.

#NeverAgain #NeverForget

"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

- Elie Wiesel

鈥淭o forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.鈥
鈥 Elie Wiesel

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#November 1961 - in a display of its #maritime supremacy in the region Portuguese contingent based at #Anjadip Island fires at #Indian merchant ship Sabarmati. Portuguese garrisons also fire indiscriminately on Indian fishing boats off #Karwar & South #Goa (1/n)
These acts of aggression by the Portuguese forced #GovernmentofIndia to evict them from Indian soil & #IndianNavy executed #OpVijay to achieve this aim.

Two warships #Rajput & #Kirpan are deployed to escort merchant ships & ensure safety of fishermen (2/n)
#01Dec 1961

Naval Headquarters #NHQ initiates #OpChutney, a precursor to #OpVijay, to capture Anjadip Island.
#INSBetwa & #INSBeas are deployed on patrol off Goa, #INSMysore & #INSTrishul prepare to carry out an amphibious landing (3/n)


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Smt Phool Wati Devi, w/o Late S S Malhan, Leading Mechanical Engineer (LME) paid homage to her husband on #01Dec 21 at #NationalWarMemorial.
She placed petals at the 'Tablet' and laid a wreath at Tyag Chakra (1/3).

Late S S Malhan, LME served onboard #INSKhukri during the
#1971War, displayed exceptional courage & made the Supreme Sacrifice.
The wreath laying ceremony was attended by officers from IHQ MoD (Navy) (2/3).

@SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia
Earlier during the day, Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff #CNS and Mrs Kala Hari Kumar, President NWWA met the family and felicitated them (3/3).

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On evening of 03 Dec 1971, then PM Smt Indira Gandhi announced-
''I speak to you at a moment of grave peril to our country...The Pakistan Air Force suddenly struck at our airfields in Amritsar, Pathankot, Srinagar, Avantipur, Utterlai, Jodhpur, Ambala & Agra''
The first hostilities had broken-out between India & Pakistan!
However, known to a few, Pakistani Submarine Ghazi was already on the prowl on the Eastern coast of India since end-Nov - its target, the aircraft carrier #INSVikrant - the pride of #IndianNavy (2/n).
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In fact, from 27 Nov onwards, PNS Ghazi hung around 5-10 miles off the harbour entrance, armed with torpedoes & mines, waiting for Vikrant.
Did Ghazi get its target? Or did Vikrant manage to counter the deadly submarine?
To know more, watch this space (3/n)

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Kristallnacht 鈥 O in铆cio do holocausto.
Considerado como o in铆cio do holocausto, entre os dias 9 e 10 de novembro de 1938, tropas nazistas com o apoio e participa莽茫o de civis iniciaram uma onda de pogroms contra judeus na Alemanha, 脕ustria e em partes ocupadas da Checoslov谩quia.
鈥淧ogroms鈥, termo russo que significa 鈥渃ausar estragos鈥, se refere aos ataques violentos de cidad茫os n茫o-judeus a comunidades judaicas locais, desde o Imp茅rio Russo at茅 outros pa铆ses onde o antissemitismo era e 茅 recorrente.
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Auch in #Zschocher werden heute Stolpersteine geputzt. Der Lixer e.V. hat festgestellt, dass noch l盲ngst nicht an alle j眉dischen Mitb眉rger:innen im Kiez erinnert wird. Deshalb wurden heute zus盲tzlich provisorische Stolpersteine im Kiez verlegt.(1/14) #niewieder #Novemberprogrome
In der #Klarastr. 21 lebte Beril Josef Moses, Inhaber eines Gold- und Juwelengro脽handels. Er wurde am 22.2.1885 in Czernowitz geboren und am 17.07.1941 nach Buchenwald deportiert. Dort wurde er vermutlich wenige Tage sp盲ter, am 29.07.1941 ermordet.(2/14)
#Novemberpogrome Das Bild zeigt laminiertes Papier im Design eines Stolperste
Ebenfalls in der Klarastr. lebte die j眉dische Arbeiterin Heni Schleichkorn. 脺ber ihren verbleib ist momentan noch nichts weiteres bekannt. #NieWieder #Antisemitismust枚tet #Novemberpogrome #Leipzig (3/14)
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