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  •  thanks for witnessing Roxine, and spreading the (9+ / 0-)


    Reminds me of what Eisenhower said when entering one of the death camps that was being liberated.  When he saw the corpses and cadaverous state of the inmates, he said that he would make sure that the world would not forget...

    While liberating concentration camps and witnessing sights that “beggar description,” General Eisenhower ensured the horrific scenes were captured for posterity in graphic photographs and film.

    General Patton forced the Germans to witness the horror as well:

    Patton Compels Civilians to See Prison Horrors

    Paris, April 19—(AP)—Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., has compelled a large part of the civil population of Weimar, including men, women and children, to visit the Buchenwald prison camp and see for themselves the horrors of the Nazi regime, liberated Frenchmen said today.

    Patton was horrified by the conditions he found, the French said, ordered all prisoners moved out and then had Military Police line up all the civilians they could find in Weimar and march them to the camp.

    The doors of the crematoriums were opened, exposing burned and semi-burned bodies of the victims. On being marched past these ovens some Germans tried not to look at the spectacle, but the repatriates said American officers, on Patton’s orders, compelled the Germans to turn their heads toward the scene.

    The French quoted the officers as saying to the Germans: “You must look at this. You are responsible for it.”

    This copyrighted article was published by the Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) on April 20, 1945:

    Hopefully this movie will also force people to look and see and understand the abuse and the horror of that abuse.

    Thanks for witnessing for us, Roxine.

    I will watch it as well.

    We Must DISARM THE NRA The next life you save may be ONE OF YOUR OWN!

    by SeaTurtle on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:46:25 AM PST

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