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Todd McLeister Inactive Member27 Jan 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

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Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a memorial to about six million Jewish people who were slaughtered by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945.

Shalom aleichem.

Never ever forget.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

Very appropriately the film Denial is released today.

Never forget – history repeats when we choose to forget.

Zargon Inactive Member27 Jan 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

"Masada shall never fall again."
The oath on Masada by every Iraili solder sums up the determination of the Jewish peoples.
We will never forget.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 12:03 p.m. PST

If you go to D.C., go to the Holocaust Museum. But make sure it's the last thing you do there. Dinosaur bones just seem trivial after that gut punch.

Until my visit, I never knew about Operation T-4, the systematic extermination of the mentally disabled, including many children. I volunteer for the Special Olympics and have come to love these wonderful athletes. After learning of this horror, I don't think I have ever experienced such a cold, hard rage. Thank God there wasn't some neo nazi filth loitering outside the museum.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

It astonishes me that Holocaust denial is still around, It reminds us all how stupid and ignorant people can be.
I remember visiting Yad Vashem in Israel, a must see as it brings the reality of those horrific events sharply into focus.

The Jews in Europe suffered many Pogroms in Europe and Asia over many centuries, and prejudice over work, housing etc.

Never forget.

Never forget also the other victims of the Holocaust.

tigrifsgt27 Jan 2017 2:42 p.m. PST

Never Again

Trajanus28 Jan 2017 3:11 a.m. PST

Extrabio,

Years ago I guy I know who works for charity for People with Learning Disability was visiting Germany to see some facilities run by a similar organisation. He noticed that there were no service users in the older age group and asked if they had an other site that provided those.

There was a short embarrassing silence and then the manager explained that there were no people in that age group and why.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

T-4 was truly horrendous – in some ways more horrendous (although to be clear it's not a competition) because it happened through civilian hospitals inside major towns.

And even when it was officially cancelled it just carried on anyway. The hospital centre in Kaufbeuren was demolished – but there is a small memorial/information point at the site.

You can read more here: link but I give a clear warning that it is shocking, especially the photography. And that the Doctors mostly just carried on practicing after the war is beyond belief.

deephorse28 Jan 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

There has been an interesting series of reports in my Sunday newspaper over the past few weeks concerning Holocaust denial and Google search results. Apparently, and I tried this but didn't get the same result, if you Google "did the Holocaust happen?" the top result was a link to 'Stormfront' denying that it took place.

Accordingly it is perhaps easy to understand why the uneducated or less questioning members of society might well have their view of history affected by this. Apparently Holocaust deniers have become quite adept at manipulating Google's search algorithms to have their desired links come out at the top.

The newspaper brought this to the attention of Google who undertook to examine why this had happened, and hopefully correct it.

number430 Jan 2017 6:32 p.m. PST

Baffling. The perpetrators never denied it – some were even proud of their crimes, they left meticulous written records and there is eye witness testimony from survivors and liberators. I met one of the later 15 years ago and when I looked into his eyes, the sheer horror of what he had seen was seared into his soul. I never want to see that look on any human being again.

Eisenhower was quite right when he ordered the films to be made and shown, because he said that in some future generation, someone will deny this ever happened.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Jan 2017 6:49 p.m. PST

Unfortunately, as the media's credibility has declined in recent decades, some people confuse skepticism of the media with gullibility for "alt" media sources.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Jan 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

Dwight Eisenhower, once the camps were discovered, made a point to see that as many people as possible, especially the press, saw them in person because: "Fifty years from now some bastard is going to come along and say it never happened." Ike was right.

Last Hussar31 Jan 2017 3:21 p.m. PST

One British officer, upon liberating a camp, was so incensed he immediately rounded up all the inhabitants of a local town and marched them through, to see what had been done in their name, what all those soldiers who drank in their bars did during the day.

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