I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

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Holocaust Rememberence Day

Today marks the 71st anniver­sary of the lib­er­a­tion of Auschwitz-Birke­nau, a place which is known world wide for the atroc­i­ties that our Jew­ish broth­ers and sis­ters faced dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. Atroc­i­ties that I did­n’t know the depth of ful­ly until I vis­it­ed Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on my first vis­it to Israel a few years ago. Read­ing through the account of the holo­caust in that place made me feel phys­i­cal­ly sick, I knew from my his­to­ry lessons at school that it was a mas­sive oper­a­tion but I had no clue of the depth of it. No clue of how far it went in terms of the dehu­man­is­ing treat­ment the Jews had to endure.
Sad­ly in today’s soci­ety we are again see­ing the rise of anti-semi­tism. It takes dif­fer­ent forms, whether it’s through the BDS move­ment or jiha­di attacks in both Israel and Europe, this is what they are and to call them any­thing else for­gets the begin­nings of moments in his­to­ry like the holocaust.
Today is a day we must remem­ber, espe­cial­ly in the cur­rent cul­tur­al cli­mate, and stand side by side with our Jew­ish broth­ers and sis­ters. As a child of Christ I have an even greater respon­si­bil­i­ty to stand with Israel and show them the love their Mes­si­ah has for them.