One of the most shocking aspects of the Holocaust is the bureaucratic way in which it was organized. It’s unfathomable to most people that the murder of 6 million people was handled much the same way a modern corporation handles its manufacturing and shipping. It’s also not commonly known that the Holocaust was not one but several genocides, targeting not only Jews, but homosexuals, gypsies, the handicapped, Jehovah’s Witnesses and more. These among many reasons are why this horrific event has become a symbol, and recognized as one of the most evil acts in human history.
But even historical events of such visceral significance require a certain amount of vigilance to remember, especially as the few remaining survivors begin to disappear from old age. Only the stories remain, and it’s important to remember them.