Wednesday 22 March 2017

State must apologise for de Valera's morally repugnant error of judgment over Hitler

Alan Shatter

ALLIED soldiers arrived at the gates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp 60-years-ago. It had become the largest graveyard of the Jewish people in history, an estimated 1.1 million having been exterminated there.

Nothing could prepare the camp's liberators for what they would witness in Auschwitz.

The remnants of the gas chambers and the crematoria. The mounds of bodies, the stench of death, the piles of clothes, of teeth, of children's shoes and the barely living skeletal survivors, the speaking bones who greeted their arrival.

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