Junkfood Science: On this day, the world grieved

March 14, 2009

On this day, the world grieved

Luboš Motl Pilsen, a physicist in the Czech Republic, has translated an article written by Václav Klaus, marking the 70th anniversary of a date the world must never forget.

Václav Klaus is the President of the Czech Republic and a former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. On March 14th, 1939, the Second Republic of Czechoslovakia disintegrated when Slovakia became part the Third Reich. One day later, Hitler occupied the entire Czechoslovakia, creating the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Klaus wrote about it today in an article titled “On the tragic anniversary of March 15th.”

This date marked the beginning of the most tragic chapter of our modern history, Klaus wrote, "the fall to the very bottom of the seas." He sharply explained its lessons for the world and why it is necessary to remember. “This chapter of our history has influenced our lives more profoundly than the current generations realize,” he wrote.

To mark the 70th anniversary, the Telegraph has released an extraordinary project to record World War II memories. Hundreds of accounts, diaries and photos have been submitted from nurses, children, soldiers, mothers, prisoners of war, and people from all walks of life. They are shared here for the world to read, see and never forget.

American media has been silent.

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