Today it’s exactly 75 years ago the concentration camps at Auschwitz were liberated.
“Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip on Thursday to protest the visit of world leaders to Jerusalem to attend the World Holocaust Forum,” the Jerusalem Post reports. “During the demonstration, which took place outside the offices of the United Nations in Gaza City, the protesters said that the world leaders ‘chose the wrong site’ to celebrate the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland.”
“Gender norms compound the trauma for men who are victims of rape and sexual abuse,” Owen Jones writes in the Guardian.
He’s right. Male rape is a much bigger problem than most people realise.
Stefan Löfven writes in Ynetnews:
This event is called the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism. The choice of Malmö as the venue is important: Jews who fled across the Öresund strait and were saved from the concentration camps in the final stages of the war came to Malmö. But the situation concerning anti-Semitism in Malmö today is serious. We do not close our eyes to this fact. It is something we are tackling with determination.
This is so immoral that I’m at a loss of words. The Sweden Democarats, a party founded in the 1980s by Nazis—among them an SS veteran—will take part in the official Holocaust remembrance service.