Thursday, April 16, 2015
Holocaust Remembrance Day
This Thursday April 16 was the Jewish holiday of “Yom HaShoah” or “Holocaust Remembrance Day”. The day was picked because in is the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
Although it is in memory of the 6 million Jew that died in the Nazi’s genocide move to rid Hitler of Jews, it should have meaning for all of us irrespectfully of religion, race, or ethnicity.
There were millions more; Poles, Russians, Gypsies, gays and those that had physical and mental defects that were exterminated during the period of Hitler’s reign. Yet after 70 years there are those who say it was a lie, and never happened.
Despite the fact that this was 70+ years ago there continues to be in all parts of this world, at present ISIS is killing the Christians of northern Iraq and Syria if they don’t convert. In Africa in Nigeria and neighboring countries we hear oft often mass murders of native population. For years various groups in the Congo exterminated those who belong to another “tribe”. No part of the world has been exempt from such happenings except the Americas.
The truth though is that there is a lesson that we all should learn; it can happen anywhere even here if we let our guard down and succumb to those who preach hate.