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August 4, 2017

Remember when America refused to save Jews from Nazi Germany?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 6:21 pm

UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1754: Jewish refugees aboard the ‘SS St Louis’ attempt to communicate with friends and relatives in Cuba, who were permitted to approach the docked vessel in small boats. The passengers were not allowed to disembark.

If only America had taken in the Jewish passengers on the ship called the St. Louis. The Jews were forced to return to Germany where they were sent to camps and killed. This was the beginning of the Holocaust, which could have been avoided altogether if only America had taken in all the Jews who were trying to escape from Germany.

The following quote is from the news article which you can read in full at http://fortune.com/2017/08/04/trump-gop-legal-immigration-bill-raise-act-english/

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Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Perdue (Ga.), with the endorsement of the White House, released the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act on Wednesday. If passed, the bill would make deep cuts in legal immigration and substantial changes in the categories under which immigrants are admitted to the U.S.

Some supporters of the bill have cited the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform—often called the Jordan Commission after Barbara Jordan, its chair—as justification for the legislation. That could not be further from the truth. As the executive director of the commission, I can attest to the fundamental differences between the RAISE Act and our recommendations.

In its first report to Congress, the commission concluded that “legal immigration has strengthened and can continue to strengthen this country.” Its recommendations sought to improve the admission process by ensuring timely entry of immediate family of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs), as well as timely entry of workers and refugees.

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Famous stone sculpture at Treblinka is back in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:21 pm

Photo shows the base of a stone sculpture at Treblinka

The photo above is shown in a recent news article which you can read in full here: http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article163735988.html#storylink=cpy

The following quote is from the news article, which includes the photo above.

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We visited the Treblinka death camp, one of the most haunting places I’ve ever visited. In the middle of a thick forest, 800,000 humans with real emotions and life stories were brutally and systematically murdered and cremated by other humans with real emotions and life stories. If not for a stone memorial, the perpetrators would have erased any evidence of wrongdoing. These murders were shrouded in secrecy while the world closed its ears to the suffering of those who perished in that forest.
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When I began my Holocaust travels in 1998, the first place that I went was to Treblinka. I have a whole section about Treblinka on my website at

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Treblinka/index.html

I wrote about the symbolic cemetery on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Treblinka/Treblinka05.html

My 1998 photo of the stone monument at Treblinka

I believe that the reason that the symbolic cemetery was created is because the Jews didn’t want anyone to dig there and find that there are no bodies buried there.

My 1998 photo of the back side of the monument at Treblinka

 

Are you following Trump on Twitter?

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 9:54 am

I might be the only person in the world who is not following Trump on Twitter.  I signed up for Twitter, but I have yet to tweet. I do not read Trump’s tweets. What’s wrong with me!

This news article tells about Trump’s tweets on Twitter: http://gizmodo.com/something-weird-is-happening-with-president-trumps-twit-1797531716

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