The meaning of life

Today, the 27 January 2010, we remember the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
The meaning of life

Today, is a foggy day and the snow is melting in the streets of Torino.
Today, people have lived like usual and people have been at work.

Yet, today, we need to stop and think…we need to remember what has been and why.
This has been and it could be again.

Always question the reasons for hatred and question things that do not seem right.
Stand up for your ideas and don’t think ‘my opinions won’t count’.

Thinking means being heard and speaking aloud.

Don’t forget to hear the voices of those

who never had the chance of speaking out.


3 thoughts on “The meaning of life

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  2. I read this a few days ago, but in the interim, something oddly connected happened. The last World War 1 combat veteran died on 4 May. While on the surface, it might not seem to be a very appropriate connection to speak of a soldier on the same post as that of a Shoah remembrance, I would like to propose they are very much connected. With the passing of Mr. Claude Choules, late of Australia, we lose a touchstone with World War 1. Now it passes from actual memory to story and hearsay. In the same way, as the last survivors of the camps pass from this world, their experiences too become story and hearsay. It is up to us to carry on their stories with the greatest accuracy we can, and to pass those stories to future generations. Only by keeping their memories of the horrors of both battlefield and concentration camp alive, do we honour their sacrifice and give meaning to their suffering.

    • Thank you for reminding us of this very important point, which applies to virtually every tragic event in history which over time tends to go forgotten. I hadn’t heard about the news of the last WWI veteran and I’m sorry to hear about it. I hope people will not forget.

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