Today I remember the loss of Kazimierz Smoleń. He died on January 27, 2012 at the age of 92.
It is almost fitting this man of history died on the very day the Soviets liberated the Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Kazimierz Smoleń was given the number 1327 when he was taken to Auschwitz in Poland. He was housed in Auschwitz for 5 years. In April of 1945 he was moved to another location. He survived his 5 years of incarceration in the death camps. He made it out of the Nazi’s vision which was nothing more than a twisted nightmare for millions of Jews, Catholics, Homosexuals, Disabled, Elderly and dissidents. He survived.
Sadly, approximately 1.1 million others didn’t. He dedicated his life to truth. He shared his story so that others would be able to put a face to this mass murdering spree of the Nazis.
When those out there that like to pretend in some twisted world they live in that the extermination of Jews and others didn’t happen under Nazi rule. Tell them Kazimierz Smoleń and other survivors out there like him would strongly disagree.
Learn from these atrocities. Tell the world that violence isn’t the only way.