Is the Gulf oil disaster an “ecological holocaust”
“Whatever mishap occurs now, they call it ‘holocaust,'” said Elie Wiesel.
Over the last few years, U.S. political discourse has been saturated with opponents accusing each other of Nazi-like policies or behavior. The Holocaust was a watershed event in the history of mankind, in which 6 million Jews – one-third of the world’s Jewish population – were exterminated. But today the word is used in ways that cheapen it.
A congressman referred to the need for universal healthcare, saying Americans die every year because they lack insurance. “I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t voted sooner to end this holocaust in America.”
A presidential candidate, speaking out against abortion, referred to “the holocaust of liberalized abortion”.
” A syndicated columnist applied the term to the Gulf oil disaster, calling it an “ecological holocaust.”
“Whatever mishap occurs now, they call it ‘holocaust,'” said Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and chronicler of the Holocaust, noting how “a commentator describing the defeat of a sports team, somewhere, called it a holocaust.'”
There are many injustices and manifestations of evil in our world, and standing up to them is not only our right but our obligation.
But that does not include distorting and demeaning the great evil that was the Holocaust. The Holocaust had one purpose: the total annihilation and extinction of a race. The Holocaust was the story of ordinary Germans, who listened to Bach and Beethoven, who loved their families, but who for six years rounded up men, women and children and escorted them to the gas chambers.
As the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Hoss, wrote in his confession: “Once, a woman with four children, all holding each other by the hand to help the smallest ones, passed by me. She stepped very close to me and whispered, pointing to her four children, ‘How can you murder these beautiful, darling children?'” That’s what a holocaust is.
Source: Los Angeles Times. Letter by Rabbi Marvin Hier . He is the Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
We need to show people some real pictures of the Holocaust, to try to make them understand.
The Holocaust in Germany was a bid from the devil and his children, to stop the Jews from re-entering the Promised land.
The Nazis in Germany has many supporters. From those who told Hitler was not so dangerous, to all who gathered Jews for the Holocaust in most of the European nations.
The Holocaust started as a boycott of everything Jewish. And ended as an ethnic genocide of six million people.
Islam does not accept a Jewish statehood in the Middle East, that is not controlled by Muslims. Islamic believers wants to see the Jewish people perish.
Be careful who you trust. Test all spirits. Today all kinds of people, call them self ” Friends of Israel”.
I totally agree. Absolutely. This is why I wrote an article a couple of years back, exposing the hoax about the “genocide at Srebrenica”, which also is and remains an attempt to dull the minds of people to the severity of the holocaust, the Shoah.
I think that the holocaust was a very tragic moment for the jews lots of loved ones were lost like anne frank and her family i will never forget about what i’ve learned about this
Randomly stumbled across this today looking up images from the holocaust. You make a valid point, but I’m put back your sweeping generalization when you write, “Islam does not accept a Jewish statehood in the Middle East, that is not controlled by Muslims. Islamic believers wants to see the Jewish people perish.”
As an active member of my community (both city and Jewish community) I have worked with and befriended many “Islamic believers” who don’t fit your blanket statement. Isn’t condemning the entire Islamic nation equally ignorant to claiming the holocaust didn’t exist?