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Our Memories, Your Only Grave by DamaInNero Our Memories, Your Only Grave by DamaInNero
This iso a plaque which hangs in Calle del Ghetto Novo, Venice, in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. It reads so:
“Men, women, children: masses for the gas chamber, advancing toward horror beneath the whip of the executioner. Your sad holocaust is engraved in history and nothing shall purge your deaths from our memories, for our memories are your only grave.”

It is important to remember the events of the Holocaust, not only because it is the only late tribute we can pay to the victims, but also in order for it never to happen again.

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MorningIrbis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My mother, who is from Poland had a lot of family who were victims of the Holocaust. My great aunt, being born in a Concentration Camp, managed to survive until this very year. The power and the will to live still boggles my mind when I hear the stories.

Not only is the Holocaust something to remember, but its also something to take strength in. I go through many struggles in my life, most mental and when I'm reminded of my great aunt and what she went through I find the strength to carry on because her blood runs through my veins.

Thank you for taking this photo and sharing it on DeviantArt!
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your story! :hug: It's very touching!
Something similar happened in my family as well: my father was captured and taken to a concentration camp in Finland, where he survived thanks to his tailor ability, which allowed him to gain some food he shared with his fellow prisoners; my mother was to be deported as well and narrowly escaped only because the partisan mayor of her village falsified her birth certificate so she would be too young to be able to work in the camps.

Europe owes a lot to the memory of the innocent Holocaust victims and those who fell to protect their lands during World War II, and stories like your great aunt's are very inspirational and give me strength as well!

Sorry for the late reply, but I wanted my son to translate my message for you so I could reply without misunderstandings.
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MorningIrbis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's such a powerful story! I think we should always honour those who were victims of the Holocaust. It's such an important historical event!

Thank you for replying! :heart:
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I agree
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aFanofanArt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
These adresses always caus me having shivers and tears.
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Me too. I am ashamed for the deed unworthy Italians, who sent in the mail three packages with a pig's head to the Israeli embassy, the Roman synagogue and Holocaust Museum
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aFanofanArt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
They did what?!?!
Oh my Gosh... So respectless... And I'm being too gentle :(
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Vile and despicable individuals.
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aFanofanArt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Well... shame on these individuals, such persons make me sick, almost literaly :(
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Me too :(
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7w7w Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
World War II was a traumatizing event. :(
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Yes...
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