This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Life and Work > January 2018 > The power of words

The power of words

Thomas Baldwin explores the history of Holocaust Memorial Day, which falls on January 27.
Photo: iStock. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe IT’S so easy to become inured to horror that sometimes the numbers need repeating.

Six million Jews – that’s half a million more than the entire modern-day population of Scotland – were systematically wiped out in the Nazis’ attempt to eliminate them from Europe.

Millions more were persecuted and killed because they were disabled, gay, Gypsies, Slavs, black, Jehovah’s Witnesses or political opponents of the Nazis.

In Cambodia, an estimated two million civilians died under the Khmer Rouge between 1975-79. Pol Pot’s regime targeted ethnic minorities, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Life and Work - January 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - January 2018
Or 229 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,00 per issue
Or 2399 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 2,16 per issue
Or 1299 points

View Issues

About Life and Work

In this issue CELEBRATING YOUNG PEOPLE - The Church and the Year of Young People HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY - History and background A survivor of genocide in Rwanda tells her story HOMELESS SUNDAY A prayer BRIDGING GENERATIONS Intergenerational work and the Church