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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Unabated Genocide In Biafraland As Humanity Marks World Holocaust Day

Unabated Genocide In Biafraland As Humanity Marks World Holocaust Day


Humanity, on 27th January every year,  International Day in memory of the victims of holocaust. It is a day designed by the United Nations General Assembly through an adopted resolution on 1st November 2005, to remember the gruesome massacre of citizens. On the 27th day of January 1945, the troops of the then Soviet Union liberated the biggest victims of Nazi concentration camp (Auschwitz-Birkenau), in the then occupied Poland. Therein encaged in the camp, were over a million men, women and children who were killed in the most heinous way orchestrated by man against his fellow man, in history.

Dark cloud of anguish and mourning enveloped the Jews for no just reason besides the only fact that they were Jews. In mid-January of 1945, the Soviet Auschwitz complex started evacuating victims from it's satellite camps. Nearly sixty thousand (60,000) prisoners were forced thereafter, to undertake a march westward from the Auschwitz concentration camp. Thousands had been gruesomely killed earlier before this march began. Tens of thousands of the prisoners most of which were Jews, were compelled to march to the city of Wodzislaw in the western part of Upper Silesia. 

Anyone who fell behind or was deemed too weak to embark on the march was immediately shot dead by the guards. The captives (prisoners) were also made to suffer from the excruciatingly hostile cold weather, starvation and exhaustion. More than fifteen thousand (15,000) persons died during these tortuous marches from Auschwitz. On the 27th of January 1945, the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and bravely liberated more than seven thousand (7,000) remaining inmates that were mostly suffering from ill health and gradually dying. 

It was estimated that a minimum of one million, three hundred (1,300,000) people were deported to  Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945 out of which, at least one million, one hundred thousand (1,100,000) people were murdered. This was one of the horrific crimes ever committed by man against his fellow man. The pain was indeed, unbearable.

As the world commemorate the hallowing experience of the holocaust and the survivors today therefore, we should also as a matter of conscience, remember that the acts that have exceeded the holocaust in 1945, are very much happening in our time even in Biafraland, caged in Nigeria, West Africa. The gruelling experience of man's injustice to his fellow man is being orchestrated and blatantly driven by the Nigerian government against Biafrans up till date. 

The world should also bear this in mind. Genocide is being carried out by the government that is constitutionally obligated to protect and provide for it's citizens. Biafrans need  the intervention of the global community and that, expeditiously too.


Written by Obulose Chidiebere

Edited by Peter Oshagwu

For Family Writers Press International

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