January 27, 2010.
65 years after the of liberation of Auschwitz, Pope Benedict XVI was overcome with emotion as he remembered the victims of the Holocaust during the weekly general audience. The pope lamented the horror of the Holocaust and said the crimes that were a result of racial and religious hatred shouldn’t be repeated.
“The memory of these moments in particular the drama of the Holocaust, struck the Jewish community, give rise for a greater respect for human dignity, for all men to be a single large family.”
Benedict XVI also gave thanks to those who put their lives on the line lives by opposing the fury of Nazi Germany.