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February 22, 2015

Cincinnati, a city that once had a large German enclave, now has a Holocaust exhibit

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 10:38 am

You can read about the current Holocaust exhibit in Cincinnati in a news article here.

This quote is from the news article:

CINCINNATI — Visitors can explore the very depths of human cruelty — but also the heights of human hope and perseverance — at a new exhibit on the Holocaust [in Cincinnati] running through May 26.

“Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz Seventy Years Later” opened in late January at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of perhaps the most infamous Nazi concentration camp of World War II. An estimated 1.1 million prisoners, most of them Jewish, died at the camp.

The story is told largely through the recollections of two Cincinnati-area residents who survived Auschwitz.

Bella Ouziel, 89, and Werner Coppel, 90, relate their experiences through video interviews interspersed with more than 100 concentration-camp documents, photographs and other artifacts.

Old buildings in Over-the-Rhine neighborhood (Click on the photo for a larger size)

Old buildings in Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati (Click on the photo for a larger size)

Cincinnati, Ohio once had a famous German-American enclave called “Over the Rhine.”  That section of the city is no longer German-American and no one knows, nor cares, that Cincinnati was once famous for it’s large German-American community.  You can read about it on Wikipedia at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Over-the-Rhine#German_neighborhood

This quote is from Wikipedia:

At the turn of the 20th century, the neighborhood population [of Over-the-Rhine]  reached a peak of 45,000 residents, with the proportion of German-Americans estimated at 75 percent.[7] By 1915 the more prosperous people left the dense city for the suburbs.[22] They were not replaced in as great numbers because new immigrants were attracted to fast-growing industrial cities in the Great Lakes region.[22] Over-the-Rhine became one of several old and declining neighborhoods that formed a ring of slums around the central business district.[22] Many people thought Over-the-Rhine would eventually disappear, swallowed up by the city’s growing business district.[18]

You can read about the current Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, and see photos of the beautiful buildings, built by the Germans, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over-the-Rhine

I previously blogged about the German-American town of Hermann, MO which now features Holocaust education in the schools.  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/holocaust-education-comes-to-hermann-mo/

The Holocaust has taken over every aspect of American life.  All we ever hear about is the Holocaust and the survivors who are writing books, or out on the lecture circuit, teaching young people about the Holocaust religion.  Enough already!

 

 

Israel demands that the UN condemn Iran’s Holocaust denial cartoon contest

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:06 am
Gatehouse into the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

Gatehouse into the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

If cartoons about the Prophet Mohammed are condemned, should cartoons about the Holocaust be banned? The Prophet is an icon of the Muslim religion; the Holocaust has the status of a religion to many people, who call it Holocaustianity.

You can read about this controversy in a news article with this headline:

Israel demands UN condemn Iranian cartoon contest about the Holocaust

Contest is said to be in response to the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by Charlie Hebdo

The following quote is from the news article:

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Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, has demanded that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other UN member countries to condemn Iran’s planned international cartoon contest on Holocaust denial.

“This contest legitimizes Holocaust denial and encourages Holocaust deniers to continue their incitement,” Prosor said. “It ridicules one of the darkest events in human history, and it cheapens the death of millions of Jews who were murdered. The horrors of the Holocaust are still fresh in the collective memory.”

“The cartoon exhibition runs in contravention to the international community’s decision to perpetuate the memory of the Holocaust and to internalize its lessons,” he wrote.

“If the UN wishes to remain loyal to its founding principles and values in which it believes, it is incumbent upon it to speak loudly against anti-Semitism,” Prosor concluded.

The deadlines for submissions for the contest, which is due to take place in two months, must be before April 1rst and the winner will receive a cash prize of $12,000, and those who come in second and third place will receive $8,000 and $5,000.

The contest is said to be in response to controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad published by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted last month in a massacre where 12 people were killed.

The organizers of the event, Iran’s House of Cartoon and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex, say that the competition is in line with the Western values of freedom of expression.

This is the second time that the event is being held and the contest’s secretary Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii asked in 2006 “why is it acceptable in Western countries to draw any caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, yet as soon as there are any questions or doubts raised about the Holocaust, fines and jail sentences are handed down?”

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Holocaust denial is now against the law in 19 countries. If you make fun of Holocaust denial, you might go to prison for 5 years.