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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!

 

 

5 Comments »

  1. I was born in Cincinnati, and am German-American. But my father came from St Louis, which also had a large German-American population.

    it’s large German-American community

    its

    Comment by eah — February 23, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

  2. Here is a video made and censored in France which has been denounced as heresy toward the state religion in modern France.
    it seems that those awful deniers are getting more resourceful !

    Comment by peter — February 23, 2015 @ 11:19 am

  3. My school built a lifesized homicidal gas chamber out of used copies of The Diary of Anne Frank modeled after the one at Majdanek. We canvassed the state for these and collected over 4,000 copies. 30 million copies have been sold in 73 languages. Our state is an “asylum state” and leads the nation in illegal immigration so copies in languages other than English and Spanish that were donated included Sundanese, Amhari (Ethiopia), Bengali, Chinese, Dari (Afghanistan), Hindi, Laotian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, Bahasa (Indonesia), Farsi, Kasak. When we finished the project the Dalai Lama came and blessed it. Our experience taught us that there is no better way to teach tolerance to our millions of new neighbors America than by focusing on a genocide that happened in Germany.

    Comment by who dares wings — February 22, 2015 @ 3:27 pm

  4. Over the Rhine now resembles Over the Congo

    Comment by Schlageter — February 22, 2015 @ 3:23 pm

  5. The survivors are impostors. Practically all of them. Wanna bet?

    Comment by Jett Rucker — February 22, 2015 @ 11:14 am


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