April 8 is Holocaust Remembrance day

Published: 4/7/2021 11:03:37 AM
Tomorrow is Holocaust Remembrance day

Thursday, April 8, 2021 is Holocaust Remembrance Day and I want to commemorate the dead and salute with love and pride all those men, women and the one and a half million children who perished so brutally in the Holocaust. My father, Gaston Joyeux, is one of these. Captured at the Battle of France in June 1940, he spent five years in slave labor camps until liberated from Auschwitz III in 1945.

“First They Came for the Jews, by Pastor Niemuller

First they came for the Jews

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me

And there was no one left

To speak out for me.”

Chantal Joyeux DuPuis

Greenfield




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