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“Never Forget.”

Memorial Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, dorm room – EBook Margaret A. McQuillan: An Orange in Winter / The Beginning of the Holocaust as Seen Through the Eyes of a Child

Dorm room in the barracks in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp – © Archive M. A. McQuillan

Matthew Hart Leonard, grandson of Walter Less and great-grandson of Leopold and Anna Less, is reflected viewing the two remaining barracks and, quite possibly, his great-grandfather’s.

And so, the mission to ensure none of us forget what happened to the Jewish people and to remind us of our moral responsibility to fight hatred, racism and genocide is passed on to a new generation.

Memorial Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, gates – EBook Margaret A. McQuillan: An Orange in Winter / The Beginning of the Holocaust as Seen Through the Eyes of a Child

The gates of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, where Leopold Less was sent. The words state: “Work Will Make You Free.” Thirty thousand Jewish men and boys were brought to such camps on November 9th and 10th 1938. Upon their arrival, they were forced to stand in the cold and rain in the square for eight hours or more while they were “processed”. The camp was visited by Matthew, grandson of Walter Less. Sachsenhausen is now a memorial and museum – © Archive M. A. McQuillan

 

Dr. Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient and author of “Night” (1928–2016)

 

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest … to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all … Just as despair can come only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.”

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“Never Forget.” Copyright © 2017 by Margaret A. McQuillan and Geschichtswerkstatt Lüneburg e.V.. All Rights Reserved.

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