Wayne Rooney spoke of his horror at what he witnessed at Auschwitz yesterday and vowed that the Holocaust will never be forgotten.
The Manchester United striker was speaking out following the England team’s visit yesterday, where they got shown around the camp and educated about the shocking things what used to take place there on a daily basis.
One image that seem to haunt was the picture of SS doctor Heinz Thilo, who basically used to decide who would live and who would die. Rooney found it hard to comprehend what happened and being a father himself just couldn’t understand his actions:
“There was the guy [Thilo] who made all the decisions, whether they lived or died,”
“He’s probably gone home after that, listened to music, and had dinner with his family as if nothing had happened. It’s crazy. It’s hard to understand.
“I’m a parent and it’s tough to see what happened there. You’ve seen the amount of children who died. You see the children’s clothes and shoes, it’s really sad. You have to see it first hand and it simply puts football into perspective.” (Daily Telegraph)