|On January 27, 1945, near the end of the Second World War, the advancing Soviet Red Army entered the Nazis' Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp, liberating more than 7,000 remaining prisoners, most of whom were ill or dying. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of those murdered by the Nazis.
Today, as we commemorate the victims of the Nazis, we are duty-bound to note the prominence of the same Nazi banking and industrial interests today and what they and their political representatives are up to, not only in Germany but in the U.S., Canada and other countries. We are not only concerned with the fact that these scions of industry and banking established Auschwitz and benefitted from its slave labour and extermination programs. We are mainly concerned with what they are up to today to make sure it never happens again.
TML calls on Canadian workers and youth to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army by taking clear stock of attempts by current governments, including that of Stephen Harper, to resurrect Nazi war criminals by claiming that they were just ordinary men and women who fell victim to the crimes of so-called totalitarian communism. Why are they doing this? What aim does it serve today and why is it of concern to not only the Canadian working class and youth but to Canadians from all backgrounds, including all those who sacrificed in World War II to rid the world of the Nazi menace. Let us today imbue with new life the call of those who suffered in the first Great War: Never Again!
Lest we forget, on this occasion TML is publishing below an article "About Auschwitz" by Dougal MacDonald.