It was quite an emotional visit back in 2015 – and little did I know then that something like we’re facing now was brewing. It is mind-boggling to me that we have forgotten history so quickly that we’re in the midst of repeating it. And I am even more determined to fight this repetition to honor those people who lost their lives in the Holocaust and fighting it back then.
Seventy-two years today, Auschwitz was liberated. Two years ago, I visited the memorial sites in Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The images from that visit are haunting me during this time of a resurgence of the fascist populism that ended up with the murder of 9 million people.