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July 28, 2017

The words of Anne Frank…

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 1:19 pm

Photo of Anne Frank at the age of 13

The following words are a famous quote from The Diary of Anne Frank:

It’s difficult in times like these: Ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.

We began in Berlin where we visited the Wannsee house….

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:58 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/240671/shmuley-boteach-genocide

My photo of Wannsee house

The purpose of my blog post today is to warn you that the Wannsee house is in a SUBURB of Berlin, not in the heart of the city of Berlin. If you call a taxi in the city of Berlin, and tell the driver to take you to the Wannsee house, where the Holocaust was planned, you will be in for a long, and expensive, ride.

My photo of the entrance to the famous  Wannsee house

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My photo of the rear of the Wannsee house

The following is a quote from my scrapbookpages.com website:

After World War II ended on May 8, 1945, the Allied powers began a search for the Nazi documents that they would need as evidence at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal which was set to begin in November 1945. They found tons of paperwork including secret documents hidden in salt mines and behind walls in the Nazi administration buildings. But the one most important document, the order signed by Adolf Hitler which gave the authority for the genocide of the Jews, was never found.

Finally, in 1947, long after the first proceedings of the Nuremberg IMT had ended, the minutes of a conference held on January 20, 1942 at a villa in Wannsee, a district of Berlin, were found. At this conference, the plans for the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” had been discussed. Today, tourists can stand in the very room where the plans were made for the genocide of the Jews.

The photograph above shows the front of the Wannsee villa, as you approach from a short straight driveway off a street named Am Grossen Wannsee. (Wannsee is pronounced VON-say.) The property has now been converted into a Holocaust Museum, which opened in 1992 on the fiftieth anniversary of the conference.

Begin quote from news article:

The Holocaust remains a crime that boggles the imagination, a tragedy that is as mysterious as it is horrifying. I’ve read dozens of books on the subject, most recently Lawrence Rees’s outstanding work, The Holocaust. Taken together, these thorough studies map out the figures, methods, and very mechanics of the Nazi slaughter. But what I failed to grasp even after such extensive reading was a profound understanding of just how the Nazis believed they could actually succeed in slaughtering an entire nation across an entire continent— all while at war with much of the known world. How could they possibly have set out on a plan of murder so vast that it defies all logic? How did they think they even had the wherewithal to pull it off?

Though tormenting in the extreme, I believe this journey has given me a clue. The Nazis, I have come to understand, would eradicate the Jewish nation by always holding out the possibility that, against most of the evidence, some might still live. The Jews were led to believe that if they just cooperated, their children would survive. They could not believe that Hitler would be hateful enough to eradicate an entire nation which could be used for labor in a time of war. A hatred this extreme and so utterly self-destructive had no precedent in world history. Cognitive dissonance played a further role, and the Jews could simply not accept that the Nazis intended their total annihilation.

End quote

What I am trying to tell you, in this blog post, is that the Jews will never understand why they were Holocausted. What’s wrong with lying, stealing and cheating, as the Jews have always done?

 

Who remembers the “dancing Israeli Jews” on 9-11?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:17 am

This video is quite long, but if you watch it all the way to the end, you will see two-faced Trump sing a different tune. Enjoy!