The ghastly march of progress

My latest for The Rebel: March 17 is the sombre anniversary of the beginning of operations at Belzec in 1942. Unlike "concentation camps" where at least some inmates were gradually worked to death instead of swiftly exterminated, pure "extermination camps" like Belzec, Sobibor and others had almost no survivors to tell the world what happened there. But we must remember their names, to remind us that evil is not some relic of our savage past but has accompanied us throughout our material progress because it is lodged always in the human heart.

History, PodcastJohn Robson