Why We Remember The Holocaust

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Spellbound, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Spellbound Banned Valued Senior Member

    Make time to remember how we stood together to defeat the horrors of Nazi Germany and watch this enlightening video. It really hits home.

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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  5. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

    We remember because it's true. It's history. Not that it will make a damn bit of difference.
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    It's been suggested that this event should be renamed "the Second Holocaust." The Romans killed about two million Jews, which, at the time, was about the same fraction of the total world Jewish population as the Nazis killed in the 20th century.

    The Roman Empire was so devoid of Jews that a new offshoot of Judaism called "Christianity" could no longer be led by Jews. The Jesus movement would have unfolded within Israel, but the Romans had so destroyed the Jewish world that Gentiles began to dominate it; they did not know its Jewish roots. When the Jewish-Christian center in Jerusalem was destroyed in 135, Gentiles read the texts about Jesus without realizing they were not historical. (And most Christians today still do not understand that.) If we had not forgotten Jesus’s Jewishness, the history of the last 2,000 years would be very different. Thus, essentially by accident, the Christian church defined itself positively over the negative language of the synagogue: We are good, they are bad. We are the New Testament, they are the Old. We are grace, they are law. We are generosity; they are greed. (James Caroll, Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age, reviewed and interviewed by Sally Quinn, Washington Post 20150404)​
  8. Anew Life isn't a question. Banned

    history isn't debatable, most of the time it's topical social advantage opinion for basic realism, that's the ignorance of it all.
    smarter people look at presented words where a mess of disagreement is being mentioned, and choose goodly to end chaos.
    the word holocaust,
    well one can poke around a lot with the word holocaust it in variable interest.; at first look it is representative of a hollow causation factor that is limiting humanity and ecology...standardly it is comparable to aggressive means for again basic realism.
  9. Trooper Secular Sanity Valued Senior Member

    I was just wondering if any of you have ever thought of German women as victims.

    The rape of Berlin

    Rape during the occupation of Germany
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    It was quite a while before anyone in the USA (and surely the other Allied nations) could find it in their hearts to feel any pity or charity for Germany and its people.

    I remember on the Howdy Doody Show in 1952, the puppets talked about someone named Hasenpfeffer Dingel, obviously a German. He never actually appeared or talked, but he was always spoken of as an extremely bad person.
  11. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    The Russians getting even for the treatment of the Russian citizenry by the German soldiery.

    Flat out hatred, there.

    The Americans had a domestic German presence, even for a while (until Hitler declared war and sank American merchant and passenger ships, and then Auschwitz was liberated, actually) a fairly strong Nazi support movement along with much attachment for German culture and a strong current of anti-Semitism. So the take in the US was modified by the notion of good people gone crazy.

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