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May 24, 2017

Trump called the Holocaust “history’s darkest hour.”

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:31 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/05/22/breaking-news/trumps-yad-vashem-visit-highlights-mixed-holocaust-record/

Sara Netanyahu, and first lady Melania Trump look on as President Donald Trump meets holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum during a visit to Yad Vashem, today in Jerusalem.

The following quote is from the news article:

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President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial today, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his children” during the most sensitive stop on his two-day visit to Israel.

Trump had come under criticism in some quarters for planning just a brief half-hour stop at Yad Vashem, following a series of missteps by his administration on issues of concern to the Jewish American community — such as inadequately denouncing the anti-Semitic rhetoric of some of his supporters and appearing cavalier at times about the Holocaust.

But Trump pleased his hosts in Israel by taking a strong stand in expressing sympathy for Holocaust victims and support for the Jewish state.

In a solemn ceremony, Trump rekindled the memorial’s eternal flame and laid a wreath in honor of the 6 million Jews killed. A children’s choir sang and a cantor recited a special prayer for the dead.

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So Trump finally got it right. He had first visited Yad Vashem for only 15 minutes, which was a grave insult to the Jews.

The figure of 6 million is symbolic. The actual number of Jews who died in the Holocaust dwindles down by the day.

Note that the “Holocaust survivor” in the photo is very old, but she seems to be in good physical condition and very spry. Strangely, this is the same with most “Holocaust survivors” who have lived to an advanced age. How did this happen?