Monday, April 27, 2015


With the centenary of the Armenian genocide, many are mourning but others stick with denial. Of all the people with crimes to face up to, the Germans must be commended for the all the Holocaust memorials they have created.

The most moving one, in my view, is Gleis (track) 17 at Berlin 's Grunewald station. This is the place from which Berlin's Jews were sent to the death camps. The platform has been retired from use and an iron plaque has been placed for each transport to "the east", noting the date, destination and how many were sent away. The last dates were in February, 1945. The war had been lost but the murders went on (Kershaw).