Re: Holocaust Remembrance Day
THE EDITOR, Madam:
What always needs to be told are the instances of immense mass inhumanity prevalent in war.
However precious, human beings can actually be consciously or subconsciously perceived and treated as though they are disposable and, by extension, their suffering and death are somehow less worthy of external concern. This, sometimes by otherwise democratic and relatively civilised nations.
The most profound example was that which I watched via historical footage, showing Nazi concentration camp bulldozers scooping/pushing naked emaciated bodies for disposal, literally treated like garbage. Good God!
Inhumane devaluation may also be seen in attitudes, albeit perhaps on a subconscious level, towards the daily civilian lives lost in war zones and famine-stricken nations.
FRANK STERLE JR
Canada, V4B 4B5