In Memoriam – 68 Years Later – Lest We Forget the Holocaust

holocaust tattooOn April 7, Jews around the world will observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Day. The date marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, when Jewish resistance fighters, imprisoned in a tiny neighborhood in Warsaw, Poland, rose up against the Nazis.

It is now more than 68 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This article is being sent by e-mail as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other way!

In Europe, during the 1930s, people said, “It cannot happen here.” But it happened, and it can happen again. Now, more than ever, with Iraq, Iran, and others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

 

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This message is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide! This time of year, at Passover and Easter, we remember the suffering of our ancestors and know that it can happen again. And it can happen here as well as anywhere else.

Join us at GerardDirect and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.  Please send this message to people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.

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4 comments on “In Memoriam – 68 Years Later – Lest We Forget the Holocaust
  1. mike miller says:

    I’m in general agreement with everything in this article. The Holocaust was indeed amongst the darkest examples of man’s inhumanity towards his fellow man in world history. How can man be so inhumane towards his fellow man? It’s a question I’ve tried to answer with a lifetime of study. My conclusions are admittedly incomplete. But one prerequisite is certain. They must first erase from vast swaths of the population any fear of, respect for, and humility before God.
    I wrote the first paragraph to assure you that my forthcoming question is posed with respect and sensitivity. First, allow me to frame the context of my inquiry. I realize that the Holocaust, as well as all other genocides, are the products of a spiritual war. I don’t mean to belittle the spiritual component. But if we focus specifically on the history, and on the Nazi rationale for the Holocaust, wasn’t their reasoning less about the “Jewish faith” and more about the “Jewish race”?
    To the casual observer this may be a minor-to-irrelevant distinction. But I think it to be of paramount importance. Was not the primary purpose of the Holocaust the extinguishment of the Jewish race?
    thanks,
    mike

    • Ilana says:

      It can be argued that the Nazi goal was indeed to extinguish the light of the Jewish “race”, but the distinction is irrelevant. In the first place, there is no such thing as the Jewish “race” since Judaism is a religion, not a race.

      In fact, there are Jews of every “race” and from every continent. In defining “race”, the US Government, in a document called OMB Directive 15, advocates using the following categories to designate “race” or “ethnicity”: “American Indian or Alaskan Native,” “Asian or Pacific Islander,” “Black or African-American,” “White,” “Hispanic origin,” “Not of Hispanic origin.” You will notice that notably absent from this list is the term “Jewish” for a very good reason, as mentioned above.

      It hardly matters what rationale the Nazis used to murder six million Jews. The atrocities carried out by the Nazis will live in infamy until the end of recorded human history.

    • Paul Kelman says:

      First of all your queery has a glaring error which you would be well to correct in your mind before you enter into this territory. And I add this also to the next post below . . .
      There is only one “Race” and it is the “Human Race”.
      So many of us use the archaic or antiquated term ‘race’ as if it has the meaning it held back in the 19th century and before. The media uses the term ‘racial’ with regularity. Modern Science clearly defines only one race which is distinguished from other species such as Animals. Though the line between what is considered animal and that of human is not do clear either. dolphins, Orca Whales and some Primates show remarkable similarities in function, language and culture which can no longer be ignored or written off.

      So what is the significance of a genocidal act against one specific cultural group who call themselves Jews? For one there existed before the ‘Holocaust’, roughly 12 million people who were called Jews. After the Nazis there only half of that population left! Thst’s why its called a Holocaust.
      The extermination of Jewry was intentional, thought out and implimented like a well oiled machine.

      The truth is a Jew is considered a Jew by the female blood line of his or her ancestory whether they practise the religion or not. Your mother must be Jewish. Without understanding DNA or Genetics but aknowledging the importance of blood line inherent in the Aryan, German and Nazi rational of a “Superior Race” they gave the same value to non-Getmanic people. In otherwords if you were not Aryan you were therefore inferior. And they carried out many human experiments to scientically rationalize their superiority. This belief in ‘blood’ line goes back to ancient times and all the pre-DNA era.

      Any “Jewish Blood” was a contamination of Aryan ‘purity’. So Jews had to be eradicated. But why? Two main reasons. The Nazis needed a a scapegoat, someone to blame for the misfortunes of the early Gernan period after WWI in the 1930’s. They couldn’t blame themselves! The Jews were a perfect target to pit the people against. But there is a deeper more sinister reason.

      Hitler’s Grandmother was purportedly Jewish. For Hitler, psychologically to rid himself of any impurity in his blood he had to purge Germany and eventually its conquered territories of all Jews so that there would be no further contamination. In this way be symbolically purified his own Getmanic blood. Of course no one knew of this at the time save a few possibly from his family. Even today there are some who refuse to believe that Hitler had any Jewish heritage. These are the some of the same people who contest that their was a zjewish extermination or even Nazi Concentration Camps

      It sounds crazy now! Or does it? Look at the recent Serbian debacle. Or the tribal warefare of African states. The Sunni vs. Shia conflict that’s been tearing apart the Middle East. Its really all the same problem. Superstition, ignorance and the intentional dumbing down of population by groups of self interest who build their power by taking avantage of people’s misconceptions.

      So in answer to your question, Mike Miller, being Jewish is neither a faith nor a ‘race’ as I explained. Judiasm is more of a culture and a philosophy akin to a way of life. There are today elements of Judaism that differ like many others. There are Jews who are Zionist, Orthodox, Reform, or for that matter Israeli. There are even Ethiopian Jews!

      But one thing that distinguishes the Jewish Faith is its culture which values education and thought as highly as the Torah itself. Jews have had to be smart to survive the past 5,000 years. But the whole prejudice built on ‘monied Jewish conspiracies’, or the Jew as Userer, is based largely today on Shakespeare’s Shylock and the propaganda of the Thurd Reich. Before that People believed Jews were demons because Michaelangelo’s Moses had what looked like horns in his head but actually represented the Rays of God as told in the Bible. And the biggest of all misconceptions and propagandized beliefs is that the Jews killed Jesus! This played as nicely into Christain Germany as it has throughout the ages by the Tudors of Europe, the Catholic Church and the Moslem Clerics. At one time in the Dark Ages Jews were believed to use baby sacrifice rituals in their religious practice!

      The Jews have always been an easy target because they stuck with their own yet performed well with societal norms and restrictions. They exhibited, intelligence, creativity, economic smarts, invention and love and respect for life. You’d think that others would welcome such people but quite the opposite they were perceived as a threat to otheres way of life and were made out to be exactly that by outside power interests. But throughout History this small group of people has been able to produce great authors, philosophers, humanitRians and scientists like Einstein. Remarkable achievements for a group that has survived agaist all odds.

  2. arieh says:

    The sentiment is in essence a decent one, but. It is an edited version of an email circulated back in 2007 that had been distributed to publicize the claim – that was quickly proven false – that the U.K. had removed education about the Holocaust from school curricula. A number of the statistics in the email you had sent were questioned years ago as well. See here: http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/historical/a/holocaust_chain.htm

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