Originally, today’s post was to be titled “More Joy Of Driving” and recount my long drive in the Mustang GT yesterday. In light of the fact that Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed beginning at sunset today, such a post seemed frivolous.
The Holocaust is a FACT. It’s not a plot, a lie or any other artifice. Under orders of
Shitler the German government murdered about 15 million people, six million of whom were Jews. Maybe it was Shitler or Stalin who said one or both of the following: One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic; repeat any lie often enough and it becomes truth. The latter seems especially apt in this day of social media shouting.
At least 20 percent of American adults believe false, but often repeated anti-Semitic slurs including that the Holocaust is a myth. Actually, I’m surprised surveys don’t show a larger proportion of “believers,” but some survey respondents don’t answer honestly.
The 4th Armored Division and the 89th Infantry of the Third US Army liberated the Ohrdruf concentration camp on April 4, 1945. After visiting Ohrdruf a week later, General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered careful documentation of the atrocities perpetrated in the
Nazi concentration camps, so that no one in the future could deny that they had committed these atrocities. The discovery of the Ohrdruf camp opened the eyes of many US soldiers to the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
I believe it was at this site where US soldiers forced citizens of the neighboring town to walk through the camp. Eisenhower is supposed to have said, “If we don’t see this with our own eyes, future generations will not believe it ever happened.” It’s a very sad and disturbing state of affairs that a large percentage of people don’t believe it ever happened.
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I remember seeing movies of the mass burials of the victims of the Holocaust camps. Of people carrying limp, emaciated bodies and dumping them into mass graves because of the sheer huge numbers of the victims. You never forget images like that. And you don’t want to forget them because then you have a reason to fight against the liberal/progressive/socialist/communist/marxist/anarchists who want to control you and eventually will resort to the same type of atrocities as happened in the camps. The German National Socialist Party in the 1930s and 40s were the perpetrators of the Holocaust. One of their most horrible leaders was Reinhard Heydrich, the leader who carried out Hitler’s plan for the Holocaust. He was killed by Czech Army soldiers parachuted into Czechoslovakia by the British as part of a team. The Germans in retaliation for the attack wiped the Czech village of Lidice off the map, killed all of the men and boys, and sent the women and children to concentration camps.
Today, none of these movies would be shown on television as they would be considered as to “graphic” for people to see and endure. People need to be given a dose of reality in order to fear the consequences of those who would control us.
This quote from Robert Heinlein is appropriate:
“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.” – Robert Heinlein
Thanks, Philip. Sadly, Heinlein’s comment becomes more relevant with each passing day as the increasing level of temporal arrogance means most people think that only events that occur/occurred in their lifetimes are important.
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