Auschwitz has a lesson for world leaders

Words scratched on hut in former concentration camp.

I WAS inspired to read about the visit to Auschwitz by Honiton students and your reporter Katy Griffin.

Having been there, I know they will indeed learn lessons from the past.

Pestor Niemseller reminds us that, as well as Jews, the Nazis came for the communists, the trade unionists, the Catholics and also gays, gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses and anti-Nazis.

A scratched statement in one of the huts says “We learn that leaders do not learn”.

How true that is today.

Tony Simpson

Most Read

Ashleigh Road


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter