Today, 73 years ago on April 29,1945, Dachau Concentration Camp was liberated. Dachau was the first concentration to be built in Germany in 1933, and so began the history of The Holocaust until it ended in 1945.
On April 29, 1945, the U.S. Seventh Army's 45th Infantry Division led by Lt Colonel Felix Sparks entered the gates of Dachau, and could not believe such things could happen to human life. What Sparks and his men saw, no human should ever have to see. The trains where stopped on the tracks, and the piles bodies that laid beside the train tracks contained live bodies amongst the dead. My late father was one of those bodies laying by the train tracks in Dachau.
Brigadier General Sparks gave a speech in 1995 at the United States Holocaust Museum. He was speaking about Holocaust denial, and I share his words twenty-three years later in a time where Holocaust denial is happening worldwide:
Tell us who were there that it never happened, instead of trying to disseminate your bigotry and hatred by total revision of the Holocaust history. Your efforts will never prevail.
We can never forget the Holocaust.