Unite Against Fascism | Holocaust Memorial Day – Anti fascists pledge Never Again to fascist genocide – UAF supporters have this week been hosting with Stand Up to Racism, events around the country to remember the Holocaust, below.
We believe it is important to remember the reality of what it means when fascists take power – so we can redouble our efforts to drive back the fascists today.
When Hitler’s Nazis came to power in Germany, they smashed working class organisations, political opposition and civil institutions – even the Boy Scouts – paving the way for the Holocaust. Concentration camps were established, imprisoning a wide variety of the Nazis political opposition.
Later, as the War was being lost by the Nazis in the early 1940s, the intensity of the barbarity was increased in camps like Auschwitz – Birkenau. Train lines brought hundreds of thousands, every month to camps across occupied Poland where those deemed fit to work by SS doctors were used as forced labour, until they died. Others, like the old, the sick and children, were sent straightaway to be gassed.