Yom Hashoah — In remembrance

When I watch Obama in action, I become very worried that Yom Hashoah, instead of being only a remembrance of things past, will be joined by a Yom Hashoah II, the sequel.  But today, I won’t blog about that.  Instead, I urge you to read this story of a young British man, imprisoned in the “ordinary” part of Auschwitz, and his efforts during that time to learn the truth.

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  • SADIE

    Thank you for the link.  Dennis Avey deserves a place of honor not just in Yad Vashem, but one day in heaven, too.

  • suek

    He does indeed.  But as I read that story, I was also struck by the courage of Ernst.  He went back into that hellhole.  Now maybe he didn’t really have a choice – but still…it’s one thing to do the risky thing that Avey did – it’s another to return to a known hell.

  • SADIE

    Maybe the voluntary return by Ernst saved other lives.  Another twist in the story was the lieutenant.


    The lieutenant’s eyes, Avey said, glazed over. Stung by the indifference, Avey decided not to speak of it again.
     
    It is, indeed, the indifference that stings.
     

  • g6loq

    … It is, indeed, the indifference that stings. …
    Read about the travails of Peter Bergson here in the U.S.S.A. during the same times.

  • g6loq

    mmm … Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose:

    Jews Confront the Abyss: ‘The Absence of Outrage is Outrageous’
    http://tinyurl.com/y2ec4we

  • Charles Martel

    g6loq, I had just finished reading the article you linked to when I came in here and saw your message above.

    This is a terrifically depressing state of affairs. My wife, who is Jewish, simply refuses to see how close  to disaster Jews worldwide are. If this were 75 years ago and we were living in Germany she would have pooh-poohed the notion that the Germans could sink as low as they later did. Now, as a thrall of the Democratic Party, she literally can see no evil unless it’s in the guise of a tea partier.

    It is becoming one of history’s greatest ironies that the nation where Jews found the greatest freedom–America–is the place where so many of them were inspired to abandon their identity.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    <B>America–is the place where so many of them were inspired to abandon their identity</b>
     
     
    It can’t be helped. Those that wanted to fight for the Jewish way, went to Israel mostly. One of Israel’s strongest points is that it filtered out the weak and the traitorous. They mostly didn’t go to Israel. And the ones that did, had political problems defending suicide bombers.

  • g6loq

    … It is becoming one of history’s greatest ironies that the nation where Jews found the greatest freedom–America–is the place where so many of them were inspired to abandon their identity…

    Norman Podhoretz [ http://tinyurl.com/kob49j ] , Horowitz, Rabbi Lapin have looked into it.
    It goes beyond the U.S.S.A. There is long history of mucking about with terrifying consequences. Read about the life of Peter Bergson and Rabbi Moshe Feinstein. Start here: http://tinyurl.com/y3djskr
    Basically the current situation is nothing new. There is some peculiar mindset yet to be fully elucidated.
    Read this and be amazed: [Notice the date of the piece]
    http://www.harpers.org/archive/1941/08/0020122

  • g6loq

    Just in. A specially nitty type of twit:
    http://tinyurl.com/y7d7xe5
    Good example of somebody who had it too good for too long.
    At the rate we’re going, there’ll be another Holocaust.
    We’ll all suffer like the last time. There were 1.4 Goys for every Jews in the German Socialists’ concentration camps.
    Prepare.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    The Jewish people tend to be insular. While that can be efficient for internal prosperity, it’s very defective when it comes to external threats.
     
     

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    Great article, G6.
     
    Ozzie and Helen will go Nazi. That’s my take on the parlour game.
     
    Charles Martel will go for the hammer rack, of course.
     
    Btw, because I read Bella Dodd’s account of her role in the CPUSA in the 30s and 40s, I am aware of who the “Labour” guy was. He was a Communist. High position in the party, even. It is why Bella Dodd eventually came to realize that the party she devoted her life to, in order to help those at the bottom of the social ladder, was nothing more than an alliance between the powerful and the wealthy in order to consolidate the power of both industrialists and labor unions. Who eventually won in the end, didn’t matter. The people would always suffer from the lash of one or another. The strong will always rule over the weak and the uneducated.
     
    Who do you think will turn Nazi, suek/sadie?

  • g6loq

    … Who do you think will turn Nazi, suek/sadie? …
    Replace NAZI with Socialist. The answer’s then obvious.
    Read the German National Socialist Munich manifesto. Nary a difference with the current U.S. Democrats platform. See:

    Consider what a top socialist leader advocated in 1922:

    WE DEMAND THAT THE GOVERNMENT UNDERTAKE THE OBLIGATION ABOVE ALL OF PROVIDING CITIZENS WITH ADEQUATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT AND EARNING A LIVING.
    THE ACTIVITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO CLASH WITH THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY, BUT MUST TAKE PLACE WITHIN ITS CONFINES AND BE FOR THE GOOD OF ALL …
    WE DEMAND THE NATIONALIZATION OF ALL BUSINESSES WHICH HAVE BEEN AMALGAMATED (INTO TRUSTS).
    WE DEMAND THAT THE STATE SHALL SHARE IN THE PROFITS OF LARGE INDUSTRIES.
    WE DEMAND THAT PROVISION FOR THE AGED SHALL BE MADE ON A VERY GREATLY INCREASED SCALE.
    WE DEMAND A LAND-REFORM SUITABLE TO OUR NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, THE PASSING OF A LAW FOR THE CONFISCATION OF LAND FOR COMMUNAL PURPOSES; THE ABOLITION OF INTEREST ON MORTGAGES, AND PROHIBITION OF ALL SPECULATION IN LAND.
    WE DEMAND AN AGRARIAN REFORM SUITABLE TO OUR NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS; THE ENACTMENT OF A LAW TO EXPROPRIATE WITHOUT COMPENSATION THE OWNERS OF ANY LAND THAT MAY BE NEEDED FOR NATIONAL PURPOSES; THE ABOLITION OF GROUND RENTS; AND THE PROHIBITION OF ALL SPECULATION IN LAND.
    …THE STATE SHALL ORGANIZE THOROUGHLY THE WHOLE CULTURAL SYSTEM OF THE NATION . . . THE CONCEPTION OF THE STATE IDEA (THE SCIENCE OF CITIZENSHIP) SHALL BE TAUGHT IN THE SCHOOLS FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.  WE DEMAND THAT SPECIALLY TALENTED CHILDREN OF POOR PARENTS, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR STATION OR OCCUPATION, SHALL BE EDUCATED AT THE COST OF THE STATE.
    IT IS THE DUTY OF THE STATE TO HELP RAISE THE STANDARD OF THE NATION’S HEALTH BY PROVIDING MATERNITY WELFARE CENTRES, BY PROHIBITING JUVENILE LABOUR, BY INCREASING PHYSICAL FITNESS THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF COMPULSORY GAMES AND GYMNASTICS. . . .
    (WE) COMBAT THE MATERIALISTIC SPIRIT WITHIN AND OUTSIDE US, AND ARE CONVINCED THAT A PERMANENT RECOVERY OF OUR PEOPLE CAN ONLY PROCEED WITHIN ON THE FOUNDATION OF “THE COMMON GOOD BEFORE THE INDIVIDUAL GOOD.”
    — From the “Twenty-Five Point” Programme of the German National Socialist Workers Party, authored by Adolf Hitler and others on February 24, 1920. (Konrad Heiden’s translation in A History of National Socialism)

    Nothing much to add. It’ll all be resolved like it has been in the past. Prepare. Good luck.

  • suek

    That Harper’s article is really good.  I consider O to equate to “Mr. C”…but one or two others might also work.
     
    I commented on one of Book’s posts that I had read that the Jews “require” persecution to keep them Jewish.  Reading that Harper article, my mind went back to that, especially bearing in mind Charles’ comment 6 about Jews and their freedom in the USA.  I wonder if it isn’t the “pruning” effect of persecution – leaving only those who are deep down religious, and who adhere to the practices of their religion including raising their children – and _having_ children in the first place – to be equally faithful.  The persecution makes them consider whether they want to risk their lives for their religion.  In the USA, Jews haven’t had to make that decision.  In some periods, they’ve been socially ostracized, but it wasn’t a large burden – they formed their own social circles.  In the latter half of the 20th century, I think Jewishness was something to mention – but not especially relevant.  It became easy to be Jewish – and easy to forget.
     
    I don’t wish persecution on anybody – but perhaps it’s true that we only value those things that cost us something.  Then you have to decide which side of the fence you belong on.

  • suek

    g6…
     
    Do you have a link to that?  I’ve copied and pasted, including the translator and book name, but it would be great to have an online link, if there is one.
     
    Pretty scary.  You’re right – it’s the Dems program.  I’ve been calling Obama a Marxist, but when you go over it point by point, Nazi would do just as well.  The difference is that the Nazis were _nationalistic_, as opposed to communism which was the universal version.  I think Obama falls into the latter category – he definitely lacks the spirit of being nation centered –  but people often don’t see the connection between Nazism and Communism.
    You can go to the Socialist Party site to see that they haven’t changed much.   By the way – Obama was a member of the Socialist party in ’95 – he was endorsed by them as a candidate for the Illinois Senate, I think.
    http://socialistparty-usa.org/platform/

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    PERMANENT RECOVERY”

    There’s that word, permanent, again.

    What does it mean?
    A permanent increase in the quality of life for people, say a Deana, means that anything cruel or harmful done to the Deanas of the world will be made up later.
     
    What else does that sound like to you, Social Security right? And what does a ponzi scheme like Social Security sound like.
     
    It’s just like how cults work.

    “Give me your money and your children and you’ll be golden, Forever Eternally”.
    Those of us that know human mortality will find it exceedingly hard to buy into that Utopian mythology.
     
    I think good people like Deana should be given the fruits of their labor in this life, for it is all the life they will have in this place. They should not be forced to pay up in return for an IOU for some later date. That’s called slavery, serfdom’s other name.
     
     
     

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    “I’ve been calling Obama a Marxist, but when you go over it point by point, Nazi would do just as well. ”
     
    The reason why we don’t use Nazi is because the Communist party demonized the Nazis so perpetually and eternally that whenever we use the word Nazi to refer to the Nazis’ allies, it’s demonized by the socialists and communists all over again. Because it was they who had planted the undying hatred of all things Nazi into the American conscience, starting at the point when Pearl Harbor was bombed and even before, when Germany invaded Russia.
     
    Those Communists hold long grudges. They used the Nazi slur to push America into a war against Germany, for the benefit of the USSR. And now that the USSR is gone, their masterless tools here in the US are going insane and destroying the place for their own ambitions. How can you tell? Because they’re still using the Nazi slur. Think on and remember the 2003 protests.
     
    Loose warheads are such a pain to get rid of.

  • g6loq

    … Do you have a link to that?  I’ve copied and pasted, including the translator and book name, but it would be great to have an online link, if there is one. …
    Used to be at:  Socialismsucks.net
    Site now seems gone although some cached material is still available.
    There now is a facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258699995

  • g6loq

    Ymarsakar: … Those Communists hold long grudges. They used the Nazi slur to push America into a war against Germany, for the benefit of the USSR. …
    It appears that CPUSA and all US fellow travelers didn’t mind the German Socialists too much until the morning of operation Barbarossa:
    June 22nd, 1941. Then Roosevelt love for uncle Joe could bloom.
    This:
    Like many of you, I’m more than casually interested in American history,
    and more than a casual viewer of the Hitler channels documentation of our
    past.  That the History Channel’s  “Beltway Unbuckled” would yield new
    information about FDR, then,  is illustrative of how media selectively
    protects the image of  patron Liberals, while targeting what were once
    called mainstream Americans.  

    FDR mistress Daisy Suckley’s diary, which was discovered under her bed in
    1991, isn’t a secret, as I discovered by searching the term.  But, it sure
    as hell has not been been publicly aired.  I’m talking about FDR telling
    Ms. Suckley about D-Day details a month prior to June 6th, 1944 (“…
    technically treason”).  I’m talking FDR’s plan to partner up with Joe
    Stalin after the war, to crate a new world order, with FDR running the
    planned United Nations.  [Democ.rat] Doris Kearns Goodwin, call you office.

    I dedicate this post to Senator Joseph  R, McCarthy, who died for our sins.

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeNJ41LfHmk

    http://curmudgeonlyskeptical.blogspot.com/2010/04/miss-suckley.html

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    <B>It appears that CPUSA and all US fellow travelers didn’t mind the German Socialists too much until the morning of operation Barbarossa:</b>
     
    At that time, they were using the Nazi threat in Europe as a way to make Communism look good. However, they were also anti-war, because of the alliance between Nazis and Communists. After Germany’s invasion, the CPUSA switched policies and told their paid goons to advocate pro-war for the US. This had a lot of problems because even the American useful idiots could see something was wrong with that. Many left the CPUSA> Until Pearl Harbor. Then the nation was united, united to the extent that the CPUSA could not pull the strings on everybody by using war fervor.
     
     
    You see, when the Left said that the US was being lead to war for profit by propaganda, lies, and war porn, they knew very well that which they spoke of. Because they did it in the past to us.
     
     

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    <B>could not</b>
     
     
    Could Now