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April 11, 2017

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.

End quote

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.

1 Comment »

  1. You went to the “Gas Chamber”,for a field trip? WTF ! I’m sorry,but your school board was seriously f–ked up. How many kids needed therapy after,”that one”? Why didn’t they just charter a bus and take everyone to Alcatraz? They could’ve locked y’all up down in the dungeon. Teacher would have total control over y’all after that one. Some kid would be showing his ass and the teacher would only need say,”Alcatraz”. That kid would be putty.
    However,I think y’all got screwed. You didn’t get to see a convict drop in the Gas Chamber. That would’ve been worth it,after y’all had to sit through the boring technical lecture of the chamber.

    Comment by Tim — April 17, 2017 @ 9:57 pm


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