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Wicked Leaders and Holocaust Remembrance Day
“The things I saw beggar description. The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty, bestiality were overpowering. I made the visit deliberately in order to be in a position to give firsthand evidence of these things if ever, in the future there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to propaganda.”
( These words were spoken by Dwight D Eisenhower on the 5th April 1945 after he had personally visited the death camps in which millions of Jews were slaughtered in World War Two )
This week much of the western world “celebrated” Holocaust Remembrance Day. Essentially, this entails bringing to remembrance the diabolical attempt of the Nazis to liquidate European Jewry in World War Two. Although they never achieved their goal of murdering 13 million Jews they nevertheless liquidated 6 million Jews in the most callous and wicked manner. Hundreds of thousands were shot, gassed and literally bludgeoned to death. All of this because they were Jews. Holocaust Remembrance Day is designed to warn generations to come of the evil of anti-Semitism with the purpose of ensuring that this never happens again. The Jewish people have suffered greatly through the centuries but the Nazi Holocaust subjected this people to an evil that is unprecedented in human history and rightly then we pause each year to contemplate its horrors and honor the six million Jews, one and a half million of which were children, who died as martyrs.
This year however, something very disturbing took place in that a number of leaders marked the day by doing exactly what Dwight Eisenhower warned would happen; they cast doubt over the historical facts relating to the Holocaust thus implying that it was nothing more than a Jewish hoax imposed upon the world. Or, as Eisenhower put it, mere propaganda!
The President of Iran, while visiting France on Holocaust Remembrance Day asserted his country’s belief that the Holocaust never happened and unashamedly announced that his government would continue to sponsor a Holocaust denying conference in Tehran. President Rhouhani makes statements like this while he and his government are actively plotting to subject the Jews to another Holocaust by means of a nuclear attack on Israel. This is wickedness and it is nothing less than shameful that countries like Italy and France are prepared to host this individual and give him a platform that affords him influence and respectability. Have we lost our minds? Meanwhile back home in Iran the Supreme Leader of that country, Ayatollah Khamenei, officially down-loaded a Holocaust denying video on Holocaust Remembrance Day and sadly, instead of condemning these actions the western world is rushing to do business with Iran, the world’s biggest sponsor of terrorism!
More disturbing still is the fact that the newly inaugurated Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, while delivering a speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day, did not once refer to the Jews who were the primary target of the Nazis in the Holocaust. Instead he stated that on this day we recall all those who have been subjected to evil in the world. By this sweeping statement Trudeau disconnected the Jews from the Holocaust and actually deliberately did this in order to placate the Muslims of Canada, with whom he has close ties. So, here again political correctness denies the truth, distorts history and serves the interests of evil and deception. Sadly, a new generation of young adults are influenced by this wickedness.
That which is also troubling is the fact that, if the truths surrounding the Holocaust are brought into doubt, we will create a vacuum by which evil people will put up an argument as to why the Jews deserve retribution and the dismantling of their state! In Sweden for instance, by the demands of Muslims, Holocaust facts and details have been removed from school text books. Consequently students are being robbed of truth and influenced to regard Jews with suspicion. Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority and also a Holocaust denier, is already calling for Jews in Israel to be murdered by “knife jihadists.” He too is a wicked leader and he joins the others in willfully seeking to delegitimize and dismantle the Jewish State. The danger here is that in all of this the conscience of the world, as regarding the reality of the Holocaust, is being desensitized therefore allowing anti-Semitism to flourish which could culminate in another attempt to kill the Jews on a huge scale. The signs of this are everywhere and if you doubt it a visit to the universities of Europe, England, Canada, and the United States will demonstrate this.
All of this means that Holocaust Remembrance Day should be vigorously defended and this defense should focus chiefly on the atrocities committed by the Nazis against the Jews in World War Two. Only this will give meaning to the declaration, “Never again!” It is then deeply concerning that a mere seventy years after the Holocaust the warnings of Dwight Eisenhower are being realized.