Massacred and genocide are repeated once and again across the world. These matters were happened from colonization in many centuries for colonized countries to Second World War (i.e. WWII) managed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Moreover, one word of representing genocide that focused on killing Jewish and non-Jewish people was named as the Holocaust. It was a huge killing that had been killed some six million European Jews with initiating Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and the World War II collaborators of the Nazis. It was so disastrous matter that the victims comprised 1.5 million children and founded around two-thirds of the nine million Jews that lived in Continental Europe. Based on definition of Holocaust, it was counted into non-Jewish victims related to Nazi campaign of mass murder, for example, the Romani, Poles, and Slavic ethnic groups associated with the Aktion T4 patients. These were mentally and physically disabled persons that most frequently had amid the broader victims. However, these may also count Soviet citizens and prisoners of wars, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, blacks, political opponent of the Nazis, and other smaller groups.
As stated above, Jews were recognized as systematically murdered in genocide from 1941 to 1945. This was a part of a larger result with the persecution and murder of other peoples in Europe. Under the coordination of the SS each arm of Germany’s bureaucracy was connected with both the logistics and implementing mass murder. Note that this was guided and directed from the highest leadership of the Nazi Party. As observed in place, the killings were occurred across the German occupied Europe included Nazi Germany and all territories controlled by its allies. In other words, victims of Nazi crimes involved ethnic Poles, Ukrainians, and other Slavs, Soviet citizens and Soviet POWs, communists, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others. Indeed, some 42,500 detention facilities were applied in the concentration of victims for the aim at committing gross violations of human right and more than 200,000 people have been reckoned as Holocaust perpetrators. More reading
Although Holocaust is a huge disastrous Jews, it may have a glad story of sweet love between two couples; one is John Mackay and another is Edith Steiner who became spouse and lived together for 70 years. This matter is that John Mackay who 23 years old tried to save Edith Steiner, 20, from Auschwitz in 1944. Connected with brief profile, John escaped from an Italian prisoner of war camp in Tobruk, Libya after falsifying as an Italian soldier.
He was a part of a Scottish commando unit who freed Edith recognized as Eci, and quite few others from the day-to-day horrors of the concentration camp. As noted in place, Edith was born in the Székesfehérvár region of Hungary, and she lost 39 members of her family in the holocaust, and indeed just only she and her mother survived.
Looking at the love profile of John and Edith, when they joined dance to celebrate the liberation, John asked a friend to ask Edith whether she might dance with him or not. However, she replied to his friend via message that she might only accept the invitation whether this invitation was from John himself or not. Taking up all the courage to approach her, the first dance was become the starting of love story; they lived together for 70 years. On July 17, 1946, they married and then they came to live in Scottish.
Note that Edith and John was owner of the Atholl Arms Hotel in Pitlochry before retiring to Dundee. Both had two children namely Sharon and Peter. Besides, the couple planned to involve the headlines earlier this year when to celebrate their 71st Valentine’s Day together, but unfortunately three weeks before their wedding anniversary, Edith was gone from the world aged 92 with John right by her side. Indeed, even she may no longer with us, their incredible story may continue forever according to a heartwarming reminder with what real love truly is. More reading