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April 11, 2017

Denial is back in the news

Filed under: David Irving, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:37 pm

Denial is back in the news and I don’t mean a river in Egypt. I am writing about a movie about the Holocaust, which has the title “Denial.”

You can read about it in this news article:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/91395674/denial-director-mick-jackson-tells-how-he-touched-the-holocaust-with-his-hands

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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Denial opens in New Zealand cinemas on April 13.

It wasn’t that the holocaust touched  British filmmaker Mick Jackson, more that he touched it.

That’s what persuaded the former The Bodyguard and LA Story director to return to big screen filmmaking after 14 years to make Denial.

Based on Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt’s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, it dramatists her defence against David Irving’s charges of libel. He claimed she was part of a worldwide conspiracy attempting to discredit him as a historian.

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short poem written by a Holocaust survivor

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:20 am

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The photo above shows child survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, who are showing their tattoo.

You can read a short poem, written by a Holocaust survivor, here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-borden-survivor-photography_us_58ebf7e8e4b0c89f9120b711

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In Limbo
In the black hole of our
Planet Earth
Auschwitz
They drove me out when it ceased to be;
Yet who will drive it out of me?
It still exists.
Only death will be my exorcist.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that “Limbo” is a place where Catholics go if they have not been baptized before they die.  I don’t think that there were ever any Jews in Limbo. On the other hand, there were Catholic prisoners in the Nazi death camps, and this poem was probably written by a Catholic.

Here is one definition of limbo which you can read at

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/limbo

the evil of the Holocaust is beyond debate

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:34 am

The title of my blog post today is half of a sentence in this news article: http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/04/holocaust_lesson_gone_bad_becomes_a_teachable_moment_editorial.html

Here is the other half of the sentence:

“it is not beyond teaching.”

Has anything that has ever happened in the entire history of the world ever been taught more than the Holocaust has been taught?  I don’t think so.

Here is a photo and a quote from the beginning of the article:

Holocaust Museum Shooting
People line up to enter the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in this 2009 file photo. It and other commemorative sites exist to keep alive the memory of the Jewish genocide and diaspora, so that it may never happen again. (Alex Brandon / AP)

Two Oswego County students who were assigned to defend the Nazi’s “Final Solution,” the systematic extermination of Europe’s Jews during World War II, showed courage and humanity by refusing. Their actions mean that no other student in New York state will be forced to justify genocide. It is an indefensible position. New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia agrees. Elia said her initial response to a Syracuse.com reporter’s question about the assignment – that it might prompt critical thinking – was made before she reviewed the facts. Elia declared the assignment “wrong” – a call she should have made from the start. She has since banned future assignments along these lines.

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I was a child when the Holocaust was happening, and I heard about it in elementary school. I learned that Jews were being gassed. I knew what that meant because I had seen the gas chamber in Jefferson City, Missouri, on a school trip. I though that the Jews were being gassed, two at a time, like condemned prisoners in Missouri were gassed after they had been convicted of murder or some other serious crime.

My first thought was “what crime did the Jews commit, which caused them to be gassed like common criminals”?

Almost everyone in the world today believes that the Jews were holocausted for no reason. But is that true? No, dear reader, the Jews were holocausted because they had a long history of lying, stealing and cheating.  There is an old saying: After you shake hands with a Jew, count your fingers.

As a child, I lived in Osage County, which was named after a tribe of Indians, now known as Native Americans. These students were from Oswego county, which was also named after a tribe of Indians. These students should be learning about what Americans did to the Native Americans; they should be studying the “trail of tears” not what happened to Jews in other countries.

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