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Auschwitz remembered 75th anniversary on t. V

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POGS Mon 27-Jan-20 16:54:44

Is anybody else watching this?

I am in bits and it is so thought provoking.

Well done BBC News for covering it live and allowing us to watch and listen without interruption.

Anniebach Mon 27-Jan-20 17:17:43

Me POGS, i also listened to the speeches made last week.

POGS Mon 27-Jan-20 17:46:21


The speeches were so obviously sad but my goodness hit the spot.

The gentleman who spoke of Auschwitz not landing from the sky and the ' 11th Commandment' , the lady from the Roma people , the gentleman who related the story of the child in the ' red coat ' and the fact her ashes were resting behind them were heart breaking, so poignant.

The mention of the rise again of antisemitism and how some even in respected positions of government /politics are once again anti jew etc. etc. etc. could not fail to strike a note of concern, we have learnt nothing if we allow the subliminal messaging of some who do not see their own antisemitism but it is there for all to see.

I too watched the coverage from Jerusalem for the World Holocaust Forum and I thought Prince Charles set a perfect tone in his speech and he certainly did the UK proud by remembering what he was there for and not raising politics as a couple of others did.

Anniebach Mon 27-Jan-20 18:46:51

POGS it was said last week anti semetism is on the rise in
Europe, it is and yet again it is denied, this frightens me.

annep1 Mon 27-Jan-20 23:27:16

I didn't get to see it but just listened to Prince Charles speech. Good speech.