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February 21, 2017

President Trump spoke out against anti-Semitic threats, but his words were not enough for the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:45 pm

The title of this blog post is a quote from this news article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/21/anne-frank-center-slams-trump-do-not-make-us-jews-settle-for-crumbs-of-condescension/?utm_term=.05934eba3a7d

This is the headline on the news article:

Anne Frank Center slams Trump: ‘Do not make us Jews settle for crumbs of condescension’

The following quote is from the news article:

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On Tuesday morning, Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, blasted Trump in a Facebook post.

“His statement today is a pathetic asterisk of condescension after weeks in which he and his staff have committed grotesque acts and omissions reflecting Antisemitism, yet day after day have refused to apologize and correct the record,” Goldstein said in the statement. “Make no mistake: The Antisemitism coming out of this Administration is the worst we have ever seen from any Administration.”

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Trump is learning that you can never bow low enough to the Jews.

I have a section on my website that is all about Anne Frank: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AnneFrank/AnneFrank02.html

President Trump, under pressure to speak out against rising anti-Semitic vandalism in the country…

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:36 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/21/trump-calls-rising-violence-aimed-at-jews-horrible-and-painful/?utm_term=.9cc12014caac

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump

Why should there be “rising violence aimed at Jews” at this point? Is it because we have Jews in the White House now: Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka who converted to Judaism after she married Kushner?

The following quote is from the news article:

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“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community at community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” Trump said.

During an earlier interview with NBC News at the site, Trump said: “Anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s going to stop, and it has to stop.”

End quote

February 20, 2017

Vice president Mike Pence visits Dachau memorial site

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:15 am
My photo of the back side of the monument at Dachau

My photo of the back side of International monument at Dachau, taken in a light rain

My photo of the monument

My photo shows another view of the Dachau International monument

You can read a news article here about Vice President Mike Pence and his recent visit to the Dachau memorial site: http://www.jta.org/2017/02/19/news-opinion/politics/mike-pence-visits-site-of-nazi-camp-dachau

The point of the article, cited above, is contained in this quote which is at the very end of the article:

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The visit [to Dachau] comes after an outcry over the Trump Administration’s statement issued last month for international Holocaust Remembrance Day, which did not specifically mention Jews.

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There is a law in Germany that any official visitor must first go to Dachau and place a wreath in honor of the Jews who were killed by the Germans. After all these years, the German must still be demonized and they must forever hang their heads in shame. That’s what happens when you kill God’s Chosen People.

There are now over one million Jews back in Germany and they are keeping an eye on the Germans, to make sure that they bow down to the Jews.

The following quote is from the news article:

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The Pences visited the International Memorial at the center of [the Dachau] camp, where they laid a wreath.  They also visited a Jewish memorial and a Catholic memorial on the grounds, and attended a service at the Church of Reconciliation, located on the camp grounds.

They also toured the barracks, a crematorium, and a gas chamber.

Naor described to Pence the work he did at the camp, and a typical meal, which he said was a slice of bread. “If it was a miracle that we survived, I don’t know” what it was, Naor said.

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Maybe it was a huge chunck of bread and a bowl of soup that this prisoner was given for each meal, and that’s how he survived.

I wrote about Dachau on this previous blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/how-many-prisoners-were-murdered-at-dachau/

The following quote is also from the news article:

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Dachau was established in 1933, and served as the model for all other Nazi camps. Over 200,000 people from across Europe were imprisoned in Dachau and over 41,000 killed. U.S. soldiers liberated Dachau in April 1945.

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That is old news. The number of prisoners who died at Dachau has been lowered considerably. I wrote about the number of prisoners that were killed at Dachau on this blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/how-many-prisoners-were-murdered-at-dachau/

The point of all this is that, no matter how low the Germans bow down to the Jews, they can never be forgiven for Dachau, or any of the other camps where Jews were imprisoned.

February 19, 2017

World leaders are attending a conference in Munich

Filed under: Germany, Trump — furtherglory @ 9:41 am

You can read a news article about the on-going conference in Munich here: http://time.com/4674331/munich-conference-nato-europe-us-foreign-policy/

The following quote is from the last line in the article:

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U.S. Sen. John McCain, an outspoken critic of Trump’s Russia policies, is among more than a dozen American representatives expected to attend as part of a U.S. congressional delegation.

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When I attended Journalism school at the University of Missouri, back in the Dark Ages, we were taught that the most important part of the story should be mentioned in the headline. In this case, the headline should have said something about Donald Trump screwing up as usual.  Instead, the news article begins with this quote:

BERLIN (AP) — Top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials are getting their first opportunity to meet with members of the Trump administration amid concerns over the new president’s commitment to NATO and posture toward Russia.

Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are leading the U.S. delegation to the Munich Security Conference opening Friday. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform for allies — and adversaries — to meet in close quarters.

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February 18, 2017

In his speech on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump’s remarks constitute a form of banalization of the Holocaust

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 7:40 am
Donald Trump

Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump — photo credit REUTERS

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/De-Judaization-of-the-Holocaust-the-two-faces-of-Trump-481842

Begin quote from Trump’s speech:

“It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust.
It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.”

It is with these words that Donald Trump chose to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. This statement is alarming as it ignores the Jewish specificity of the Nazi genocide, as the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem also pointed out in its official statement, recalling that the Holocaust, a crime perpetrated by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, saw in a relatively short period of time, 6 million Jews murdered, and that it constitutes, in this sense, an unprecedented genocide. This correction of the historical record was necessary because Donald Trump’s comments – far from being benign – are disturbing in several respects.

Following these criticisms, on January 29, Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, justified the president’s remarks, saying in an interview on BBC, “[E]veryone’s suffering in the Holocaust including, obviously, all of the Jewish people affected….”

However, even if the phrase was taken out of context, even if elsewhere in the statement the chief of staff did refer to the genocide of Jews, the fact remains that this “inclusive form of rhetoric” to describe the Holocaust is unacceptable.

End quote from news article

Note that the news article mentions that 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. The official death toll is now 1.1 million, but Trump should have mention the sacred 6 million.

Where was Trump’s Jewish son-in-law when Trump was preparing this speech? Jared Kushner should have advised Trump on the numbers.  “Into the valley of death rode the 6 million” or words to that effect.

If Trump doesn’t want to get himself killed, he had better bow down to the Jews — and quickly.

February 16, 2017

White House Holocaust Remembrance Day statement failed to mention Jews

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Trump — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:30 am
Trump's wig blowing off his head

Trump’s wig blowing off his head

The photo above shows The Donald blowing his top.

This news article tells about Donald Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance Day statement:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/02/07/republicans_block_vote_on_resolution_stating_that_holocaust_targeted_jews.html

The Donald failed to mention Jews in his Holocaust Remembrance Day statement.

The following quote is from the news article:

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The resolution, a shrewd effort to pin Republicans down on something the Trump administration has needlessly made an issue, condemned the White House’s Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, which failed to mention Jews or the anti-Semitism that led to Adolf Hitler’s genocide against them. It also called for the House to reiterate “the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust,” condemn Holocaust denialism, and demand acknowledgment from the White House that Jews were targeted.

In the wake of controversy over the Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, the White House defended it, saying that it had wished to be inclusive by acknowledging that other groups had been killed by Hitler’s regime as well.

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So-called “other groups” who were killed by “Hitler’s regime” don’t count. The Holocaust is about the Jews. Why didn’t Trump’s Jewish son-in-law advise him on this subject.

February 10, 2017

Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from certain countries is “troubling”

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, Holocaust, Trump — furtherglory @ 4:11 pm

On this new blog post, I am commenting on a news article which you can read in full at http://www.salon.com/2017/01/31/donald-trumps-dance-with-the-devil-did-white-house-mean-to-wink-at-holocaust-deniers/

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

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President Donald Trump has barely been in office for a week and already he’s being accused, by prominent and credible people, of aiding and abetting Holocaust denial. Both Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and conservative commentator John Podhoretz have gone public with such criticisms.

This outcry resulted from the White House statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which  omitted any mention that the Holocaust was an effort to get rid of the Jewish population of Europe. All previous presidents had made mention of the fact that while many non-Jewish people were killed in Nazi Germany’s concentration camps, the machinery of the Holocaust was created and effectively used to kill more than 60 percent of Europe’s Jewish population.

The news article ends with this quote:

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The fact of the matter is that the Holocaust, as defined by historians, is not ‘all the bad things the Nazis did,’” explained historian Deborah Lipstadt over the phone. “The Nazis did lots and lots of bad things. But the Holocaust is the attempt to annihilate European Jewry.”

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Oh no! Debra Lipstadt is weighing in. Remember the movie entitled “Denial” which ruined David Irving’s reputation? Now Debra is going to ruin Donald Trump’s reputation.

Where is Jared Kushner, the Jewish son-in-law of Donald Trump? Why isn’t he advising The Donald on these matters?

February 9, 2017

calling Trump a Nazi is a new kind of Holocaust denial

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:28 pm

You can read about Trump and Holocaust denial in this recent news article: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/calling-trump-a-nazi-is-its-own-kind-of-holocaust-denial/19433#.WJzonRBNF4s

The following quote is from the news article:

President Trump has done some rash, bad things since he took power three weeks ago. But his critics have done something rasher. Something even more bereft of reason than Trump’s orders and tweets. Something more likely to stoke prejudice.

They’ve reduced the Holocaust to a meme.

They have used and abused the greatest crime in history to underscore their contempt for Trump, comparing him to Hitler, talking of his travel ban in the same breath as the Nazis’ persecution of Jews, warning darkly that ‘we know how this ends’. And in the process they’ve relativised the Holocaust. They’ve normalised it. They have dented its gravity and uniqueness by presenting it as a routine, recurring feeling in history that currently finds expression in ‘Trumpism’. They have turned the extermination of Europe’s Jews into an exclamation mark to their angst over Trump, and that is unforgivable. Morally, politically and historically, it is worse than anything Trump has done so far.

There is more than one way to deny the Holocaust. Some do it maliciously, with racist intent, arguing that the Holocaust is a hoax, an invention of Jews who wanted to secure their moral and political power in the postwar era. Others do it more thoughtlessly, with what they consider to be good intentions: they treat the Holocaust as a motif, to be wielded against any contemporary political idea or movement they find terrifying or simply don’t like. Bad people become ‘New Hitlers’, awful conflicts are said to echo the Holocaust. Holocaust dilution, we might call it. And it is a close, if sometimes unwitting, cousin of Holocaust denial.

Holocaust dilution has been rampant in media and radical circles over the past three weeks. In the overblown, sometimes even unhinged response to Trump, all sense of moral and political decorum, or basic reason, seems to have been abandoned. Journalists speak openly of ignoring Godwin’s Law in the Trump era — Godwin’s Law being the internet adage that if a web-based discussion about politics goes on long enough, someone will make a potty Hitler analogy. This grating BTL (‘below the line’) habit has now burst upwards, into actual commentary, and is embraced by the very hacks who for years sneered at the sad web-surfers who couldn’t go five minutes without typing ‘HITLER’.

End of quote from news article

Comparing someone to Hitler is the worst insult you can make.

February 8, 2017

Is Trump the new Hitler?

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 5:17 pm
Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump

Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/stop-comparing-donald-trump-adolf-hitler-nazis-it-trivialises-holocaust-1605459

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Following Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries, his presidency has immediately been equated with the rise of Hitler.

Perennial-loud-mouthed MP Dennis Skinner has labelled President Trump as a “fascist”. On the continent and across the Atlantic, the mayors of Madrid and Philadelphia have both compared Trump to Hitler.

Who knew that Ken Livingstone’s constant blathering on about Hitler would finally catch on?

End quote

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

The news article continues with this quote:

The SNP’s Carol Monaghan has warned that “the Holocaust didn’t start with the gas chambers” and consequently, we needn’t wait for Trump to plaster the White House in Swastikas to label him a Nazi. But while it’s true that it took Hitler a few years to pass the Nuremberg Laws, it is absurd to equate Trump’s inclination towards authoritarianism with Hitler’s rise to power. Although the 45th president’s half-hearted approach towards press freedom deserves criticism, it is hardly comparable to the 1933 Enabling Act which gave Hitler the power to pass laws without consulting the Reichstag.

Of course, the tendency to refer to the travel ban as “Trump’s ban” certainly encourages people to assume President Trump is acting in a dictatorial manner. Not only does it forget that the list of seven countries was previously drawn up by Obama, but it also ignores the fact that more Americans support the travel ban than oppose it. This isn’t Trump imposing his will on America. It is Trump carrying out an election promise.

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Democrats want a resolution declaring that Jews were the primary victims in the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 7:48 am
Osita Nwanevu

Ostia Nwanevu, editorial assistant at Slate Magazine.

House Republicans blocked a resolution advanced by Democrats on Tuesday declaring that Jews were the primary victims of the Holocaust.

Of course, the Jews were the primary target in the Holocaust. Who else? Why do we need a resolution, stating this, more than 70 years later?

The following are quotes from Ostia Nwaneve in  a Feb. 7, 2017 blog post on “the Slatest” :

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In the wake of controversy over the Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, the White House defended it, saying that it had wished to be inclusive by acknowledging that other groups had been killed by Hitler’s regime as well.

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The resolution, a shrewd effort to pin Republicans down on something the Trump administration has needlessly made an issue, condemned the White House’s Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, which failed to mention Jews or the anti-Semitism that led to Adolf Hitler’s genocide against them.

It also called for the House to reiterate “the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust,” condemn Holocaust denialism, and demand acknowledgment from the White House that Jews were targeted.

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This blog post from “the Slatest” quoted above referenced a news article in the Washington Examiner that you can read here:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-try-to-shame-gop-over-white-house-holocaust-statement/article/2614155#.WJolDJCy2G0.twitter

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