Putting things in perspective…

SINN Fein members are visiting the site of Auschwitz concentration camp today at the invitation of NI’s Jewish community. One wonders what lessons Gerry Kelly and Martin McGuinness will draw from the experience, but it might make Mr Kelly think about ‘ethnic cleansing’ (and those of his loyalist counterparts) in North Belfast. Frankly, the ‘Troubles’ were nothing compared to the horrors of WWII concentration camps – more people died in Auschwitz than in our entire conflict. In fact, the death toll at this one death camp wasn’t far from the entire population size of Northern Ireland…

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