05 August 2010

Forgetting is not an option

Last weekend I visited Monparnasse Cemetery in Paris. In section 28 there is a family tomb. The top name is familiar to me (and to many others). Subject to false accusations of treason, convicted on false evidence, his sword broken before him and his epaulets torn from his shoulders before being transported to a prison island. Finally rehabilitated, retired from the French Army and died in 1935.

Now look at the name directly below. Look at her age. Then read the line directly above that: "Disparue A Auschwitz". 

Now, look at this picture. Potokari cemetery in Bosnia.

Does it matter what religion? What country, or time?

Forgetting is not an option.

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