January 27 is the remembrance of Holocaust. This subject is dear to my heart, because 1.5mln Armenians were tortured and killed in Western Armenia, which now doesn’t exist. After 1915 for many years the big nations weren’t speaking about it and Adolf Hitler said: “Who after all this speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” He asked this question a week before invading Poland, which happened September 1, 1939.

Adolf Hitler was inspired by Ottoman Empire, because as he was sure no one will remember his actions, but he was wrong. We do remember it, and we will never forget about all the Holocaust that took place!

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” Primo Levi 

Words are powerful and Adolf Hitler proved that. He was a no one and he controlled many people through inserting hate with his words, he would made people that this race is the one who is guilty of all the troubles and some people believe and some didn’t. Many germans didn’t even know what’s going on in their own country, because the media was controlled and back then there wasn’t a social media or direct communication, it took months for a letter to get to their recipient. The majority of Jews didn’t even know what is coming towards their way.

Book recommendation

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak.

“Here is a small fact.

You are going to die. 

I liked this book, because it wasn’t filled with torture scenes (there is a movie too, but I recommend you to read this one). I have read books and watched movies that are filled with those scenes and at this point I know what evil people can do and I don’t want any more of that. I liked this book, because it emphasized how important words are.

“Words are life.

Movie recommendation

“The Boy in the striped pajamas” by John Boyne

“We are not supposed to be friends, you and me. 

We are meant to be enemies.”

This is a story of two innocent boys, who meet each other in one of the worst situations, one is german and one is jewish.I like the description of this movie “A story of Innocence in a world of ignorance.” There are some scenes that aren’t pleasant, but the movie is about the Holocaust, you can’t expect a happy ending. I cried my eyes out with this movie.

I want this world to be filled with love, let’s not forget the wrongdoings so can we can learn from those mistakes and be better. There isn’t a better or a lesser nation. We are humans and every human should be respected as they are. And every person who helped someone during these times should be thanked and remembered. I wouldn’t be here if there wasn’t a Turkish soldier who notified my grandmother’s grandparents what is coming. There are good and bad people in every nation.

With love,

Lilly

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