Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEVER AGAIN! Remembering the Holocaust 70 years later

A solemn reminder to younger generations, including that of a particular president: this can never be forgotten...and it can never be permitted again.
FoxNews: Seventy years after the end of World War II, the first and last documents authored and signed by Adolph Hitler continue to impact on events and the hearts and minds of men.

At 4 am, on April 29, 1945, the man who had vowed that his Third Reich would last a thousand years signed his final political will and testament. Later that same day he would marry his longtime girlfriend Eva Braun. The next day they committed suicide rather than be captured by the Soviet army.

Despite the fact that the genocidal monster had succeeded in destroying two out of every three European Jews, including Anne Frank and 1.5 million other Jewish children, in the document Hitler still blamed the Jews for the catastrophic global conflict he had unleashed.

And then he added these words about his archenemy -- the Jews:
“Centuries will pass away, but out of the ruins of our towns and monuments the hatred against those finally responsible whom we have to thank for everything, international Jewry and its helpers, will grow.”
The Fuehrer was wrong. It didn’t take centuries but a mere 70 years for history’s oldest hate to ferociously reemerge on the streets of Europe. Respected polls indicate that at least 150 million Europeans harbor anti-Semitic and/or extreme anti-Israel views.

Anne Frank, who perished in the Bergen Belsen concentration camp just before British troops “liberated” the skeletal survivors, penned these words in her diary:
“I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
But even as millions of tourists stream into Anne’s hiding place in Amsterdam, Dutch Jews who openly display their Jewishness, find themselves under assault. ...

This Yom Hashoah, Jews cry not only over past martyrdom but also to mourn the growing number of European Jews killed by Islamist terrorists...

It is true that today’s terror is different. It is not launched by a government but by transnational, theologically-fueled terrorists. Increasingly however many European Jews are feeling the frigid chill of apathy, the type of which encouraged Hitler in the 1930s and paved the way for the genocide of the 1940s.

This Yom Hashoah community leaders wonder what good is it to have politicians shed a ceremonial tear for dead Jews, when they don’t take steps to protect live ones. ...

No one took the then-unknown corporal seriously . Later, the world dismissed his book "Mein Kampf" as bombast and then in 1938, embraced the promise of “peace in our time” despite the evidence that Hitler was preparing for war. The next year, Hitler would launch World War II and his genocide against the Jewish people.

Recently, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance where he read the original 1919 Hitler letter. The world’s failure to take on Hitler’s Jew-hatred then is key to understanding Bibi’s and our refusal now, to believe any spin that the Ayatollah’s anti-Semitic threats are mere posturing.

It’s not too late for President Obama to break the silence. Yom Hashoah is the perfect time to signal to the Iranians that Never Again, means Never Again!
No, it's never too late to right a wrong...unfortunately, in our own backyard, the risks of an unsecured, porous border, coupled with unstable southern neighbors, don't even seem to rattle our current regime. On the contrary, these neglects compounded by a deadly Iranian nuke deal, it's as though they welcome it. But it is to such an administration, led by such a president, that we must continue to remind of the catastrophic consequences of such idealism.

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Bergen-Belsen through the Eyes of Its Liberator
Rafael Cruz: Obama CURSED the Jewish people risking God’s JUDGMENT on America

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