(for clearer viewing, use the minimize button to the right of the volume control of screen) Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day that has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding people of what can happen when bigotry, hatred and indifference reign. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2007, (April 15, 2007) I re-edited my video footage from a recent trip to Dachau, Germany. Dachau was the first concentration camp set up by the Nazis in 1933. The first prisoners were political opponents of the regime, communists, social democrats, trade unionists, and occasionally members of conservative and liberal political parties. The first Jewish prisoners were sent to the Dachau concentration camp because of their political opposition. In the following years new groups were deported to Dachau: these included Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, members of the Jehovah’s Witness, and priests. In the wake of the November pogrom alone, the so-called Reichskristallnacht (“The Night of Broken Glass”), more than 10000 Jews were sent to the Dachau concentration camp. “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.” ~ Attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller, a German

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