Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January

Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated internationally on 27th January each year. This date was chosen as it's the anniversary of the day in 1945 on which the Soviet Army liberated the largest Nazi concentration camp – Auschwitz-Birkenau.

It's a day to remember the victims and the survivors of the Nazi death camps and also Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and currently Darfur.

We can pause and reflect on what can happen when racism, prejudice and exclusionary behaviour are left unchecked. It's an issue for all humanity and we should recognise that it could happen again anywhere and at any time, unless we ensure that our society opposes discrimination, persecution and racism.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke

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My Singer 338!

Well here it is my very first sewing machine, the one I got for my 21st birthday in 1966! I know it cost my Mam  a lot to buy it for me...