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February 8, 2017

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

January 27, 2017

January 27th is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 8:37 am
Russian soldiers with survivors of Auschwitz

Russian soldiers with survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

Is it really necessary to have a day that is called “Holocaust Remembrance Day”?

Isn’t every day Holocaust Remembrance Day?

You can read a news article about Holocaust Remembrance Day at https://www.thelocal.de/20170127/holocaust-remembrance-day-how-germany-reflects-on-its-nazi-past

The following quote is from the news article:

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Nazi Germany’s Holocaust claimed the lives of more than six million mainly Jewish victims, killed systematically through gas chambers, mass shootings and other brutal methods.”

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What six million? The official story now is that only 1.1 million Jews were killed in Auschwitz.

Look at the old lady in the photo at the top of this page. She is very old and can barely walk. Why wasn’t she sent to a gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau?

This quote is also from the news article:

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In 1996, German President Roman Herzog – who died earlier this month – first declared January 27th as the official day of remembrance, marking the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

It was a time of deep reflection for the country, with the official remembrance day declaration preceded the year before – on the 50th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation – by numerous speeches, television documentary specials and reflective newspaper think pieces.

“The darkest and most awful chapter in German history was written at Auschwitz,” then Chancellor Helmut Kohl said in 1995. “Above all, Auschwitz symbolizes the racial madness that lay at the heart of National Socialism and the genocide of European Jews, the cold planning and criminal execution of which is without parallel in history.”

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I have a section on my website about Auschwitz-Birkenau, including  some information about the liberation of the camp:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/index.html