Opinion: Gringo view: the Holocaust shadow

January 27 was the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, arguably the worst of the concentration camps. Is the long shadow of the Nazi's murder of six million Jews touching us more now than usual and spreading? And why?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - How is it that this year, for the first time that I can remember, the annual international 'Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day' seems to be so front and center, to take on added meaning and to reach out across ethnic lines?

January 27 was the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, arguably the worst of the concentration camps. Is the long shadow of the Nazi's murder of six million Jews touching us more now than usual and spreading? And why?

It's a disturbing question fueled by events in the US and abroad of . . .

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