Remembering What is Difficult To Remember

This is a repeat post, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

One day at a blog most of us know well, we were visited by someone who wrote,

I would encourage those who believe anything negative about Hitler to please have an open mind and do some further study.  We are lied to about almost everything these days.  Carolyn Yeager is a good source for this topic.

Today is a day to remember – and to remind others – the horrors that were carried out by people who, at first glance, looked like you and me.

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The Holocaust happened, and it could happen again.  There are many times in history when the mass killing of human beings took place as a result of political upheaval.  Genocide is the organized destruction of all or a significant part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group. Well-known examples of genocide include the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, the Bosnian genocide and, more recently, the Rwandan genocide.

Today, however, we are talking about the Holocaust brought about by the Nazis of Germany, and their supporters in Germany and other countries, during the period preceding and during WWII.  In the case of the Holocaust, it was mainly Jews who were vilified, marginalized, and murdered, although other political opponents, and other groups, such as Polish Catholics and gypsies, were also put into ghettos and concentration camps, where they were starved, subjected to hard forced labor, and where they died or were murdered.

While wandering the Innertubes, I happened upon many, many, videos showing film footage taken during WWII, particularly film taken by American troops at the time of the invasion of Germany and Poland at the end of the war.  There are those, like our visitor, who have been convinced that this Holocaust was a hoax (that’s what they call it).  For the rest of us, I offer this film which describes the history in Europe that culminated in Hitler’s Germany, and what happened during WWII.  It is called The Path to Nazi Genocide. 

Here is video of film taken by the United States Army during the closing months of WWII:

These films were made to document what was found, and shown in theaters across the United States so that our citizens were made witness to the evil deeds committed in the name of German National Socialism.

If you have interest in this topic, another good source for information is the website of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

http://www.ushmm.org/

This must NEVER happen again.

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7 Responses to Remembering What is Difficult To Remember

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Well there was Pol Pot and the Cambodian genocide and if we wish to include the joint Vietnamese Communist government and Russian government’s genocide against the Montagnard peoples and the list goes on. How about that Planned Parenthood murder of 19-million black babies ( https://rtl.org/outreach/ ), or is that not genocide? See, it’s only a genocide if you say it is.

    May I add another source? Try: http://www.yadvashem.org/ for more holocaust information, you can also run your family’s names through it and compare it to your genealogy…you might get a surprise.

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  2. Lucille says:

    I’ve seen a number of posters at CTH who make short but revealing comments about how Hitler was not all bad (one making mention that Adolf actually liked the German people and wanted the best–or some such word–for them). And there are others whose hatred is under the guise of anti-Israel propaganda or others who state that the U.S. is being manipulated by Jewish groups–foreign and domestic–who are our masters.

    Factually, it was mainly the Germans themselves who documented what the Nazis did. Witnesses recording their direct knowledge were National Socialist German Workers’ Party members–both via logging statistics as bureaucrats and those who filmed their evil deeds. Others who were incarcerated in military prisons chronicled via their writings (such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer) what had happened to them. And some incidents were, though rarely, documented by those who were put in the extermination camps (“concentration” camps is way too euphemistic for what went on in fascist camps all over conquered Europe). “Rarely” because survivors were few and many of those few chose to lock up their horrific memories in their minds and never mentioning them to anyone.

    That those few who could bring themselves to write about their experiences should now be vilified by haters and the brainwashed is beyond reprehensible and into the evil. Shame on anyone coming to legitimate blogs and posting such bilge, sometimes mentioning that Hitler was a Christian and should be supported because he stood up for Christian civilization.

    This is a good vid: Barak Lurie Moment: Hitler was NO Christian.

    Apologists for Hitler and his henchmen are myriad. Actualy, though, one only has to look at Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo of Joseph Goebbels glaring into the camera to know all there is to know about the fascists known as Nazis….

    Background on the photo: http://time.com/3880669/goebbels-in-geneva-1933-behind-a-classic-alfred-eisenstaedt-photo/

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  3. Lburg says:

    Thank you Stella, for this poignant post.

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  4. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    There are so few survivors left. The left wants to erase this from history. That means we are doomed to repeat these atrocities. So sad. Hopefully, Jesus is coming soon!

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  5. lovely says:

    Like

  6. czarowniczy says:

    Let’s not forget that Hitlerian antisemitism wasn’t confined to Germany. Hitler kept a portrait of Henry Ford in his office as he’d read Ford’s ‘The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem’ series of writings. Churchill and Lindbergh had a few antisemitic comments of note pre-WWII and it continues today right down to a host of Hollyork celebs like Mel Gibson, Kanye West, Oliver Stone and others. Some things just never change including progressive liberals who hate Jews.

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