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The holocaust was only 60 years ago.

(5 Posts)
mamadadawahwah Wed 26-Jan-05 22:03:34

Are you watching all of the holocaust 60 anniversary shows? Its hard to believe that it only preceded many of us by a few generations.

I am making my kids watch the one tonight on BBC 1 cause they need to know about it. I teach them about politics and they are pretty keyed up to see these shows. Probably be a tearful night.

Twiglett Wed 26-Jan-05 22:27:52

preceeded me by one generation (my father fought in WWII)

and i know survivors of Aushwitz (met on travels)

it is not history .. it is OUR yesterday

mamadadawahwah Thu 27-Jan-05 09:19:31

Anybody watch the show last night BBC1 made by the 13 year old about his grandmother who survived Auschwitz? Did you kids watch it? What did they think? It was very moving.

Cam Thu 27-Jan-05 09:26:58

Surely almost all of our parents were alive during the war? Anyone who is interested in the holocaust should read Primo Levi's If This is a Man and The Truce.

starlover Fri 28-Jan-05 11:26:43

Totally agree with you Cam... Primo Levi's books are amazing... highly recommend them

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