"We must remember, we must remember the times of cruelty
and suffering when in the darkest of all places, in
man's world, day after day, hour after hour, the killers
killed, the victims perished.
We must remember the
old men and women whispering ancient prayers, and the
children, we must always remember the children,
frightened and forlorn, all part of a nocturnal
procession walking towards the flames, rising to the
highest heavens. Among those children there were future
scientists, physicians, scholars, statesmen, writers,
poets, philanthropists. One of them might have invented
a cure for AIDS, or composed a text of such humanity
that all the racists would be silenced to shame. In
murdering them, the killers deprived the human family of
its future. One and a half million Jewish children."
-- excerpt from Elie Wiesel's "Days of Remembrance"