A Day That Will Live In Infamy
Deaglán de Bréadún
On this day 65 years ago, Russian soldiers arrived at Auschwitz concentration camp. Sadly it was too late for many who had perished in that particular hellhole. The date has been chosen to remember the Holocaust and its many lessons. If you mention the Holocaust nowadays you are in danger of being condemned as “an Israeli apologist”. But that should not deter anyone from recalling that horrific crime, probably the worst in the entire annals of humankind.
I will not mention yet again the name of the Irish comedian who saw fit to make a joke about the Holocaust and has still not apologised over it, to the best of my knowledge. The fact that this is apparently tolerated by the Irish public by and large does not reflect well on this society.