Remembering the Wannsee Conference and the Liberation of Auschwitz
“This article is posted as part of the January 27, 2005, BlogBurst (see list of participants at end of article), to remember the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, sixty years ago, on January 27, 1945.
On January 20th, we marked the anniversary of the 1942 Wannsee Conference. In the course of that Conference, the Nazi hierarchy formalized the plan to annihilate the Jewish people. Understanding the horrors of Auschwitz requires that one be aware of the premeditated mass-murder that was presented at Wannsee.
Highlighting these events now has become particularly important, even as the press reports that ‘45% of Britons have never heard of Auschwitz’ (Jerusalem Post, December 2, 2004,
The above was from here and there is much more info on the upcoming day to be found there.
But my message for today really concerns the article referenced in the blockquote above. “That 45% of Britons have never heard of Auschwitz” The fates, it seems, wanted to be sure we took the above statistic as fact. For in little more than a month , this incident took place.
And even here in the “states”, I would hazard a guess, not all that many youngsters are being taught about the atrocities which took place a scant 60 years ago. If that really were the case, how could anyone in their right mind equate our current Commander in Chief (like him or not)to Hitler. Or label his advisors, members of the President’s political party, and those who supported and voted for him, as Nazis or (in the case of the conservative voices on the web) “Digital Brownshirts”? If they really knew and fully understood what monstrous evils were done by the Bavarian paper hanger and his henchmen, and had any conscience, the very thought would or should have been repugnant.
For those of you who are young and either did not listen when it was taught, or were never given the lessons from history, in the first place, if you have a conscience at all, go to the library and look up the Nazi Party, Hitler, or “The Final Solution”. The computerized data base should let you know what is available for checking out. Failing that, there is always a librarian (or even the old Dewey Decimal Card System if that is still in use). See the real horrors carried out in the name of Hitler and Nazism, the evils done to Jew and non Jew alike…any who would differ with the “master race”…see the truth, try to understand the history, and be thankful for what you have and the opportunities which are available to you for your future, here in this country.
For those adults (in your 40’s or older) who either funded, supported, or promoted the ideas that we live in a fascist state and our current (or for that matter any past administration) leadership is on par with or equivalent to the Nazis. I will be happy to send you to towns and cities throughout the country, (I know of two, not more than 100 miles from where I am right now) where you can meet up with people who have numbers tattooed into their arms who would tell you differently. Were he still alive, I would let you talk with my Great Uncle who saw the human skeletons as they were liberated from the concentration camps. You have the right, and some would argue, the duty, to disagree with your government…but to label them the same evil, as that which could be considered the greatest evil of the twentieth century…well, you need to check your history.
Finally, for those who regardless of what the truth may be, would still spew your lies and want your fantasy of the world to exist. You petulant worms out there who wish to equate the President to Hitler and his followers to the Nazi Party, here’s some questions for you.
Where are the ovens?
When did someone come to YOUR house, knock on the door in the dark of night, and take YOU or YOUR FAMILY away. Never to be seen again?
Has your business, home, church been burnt down by a group of uniformed thugs?
Where are the gas chambers?
Have there been conferences held at the highest level of government on how to deal with “YOU and YOUR KIND”? And did they arrive at a “FINAL SOLUTION”?
Where are your mass graves?
Have “scientific” and “medical” experiments been done to YOU or YOUR CHILDREN against your will and for little or no benefit at all, other than to feed the twisted perversions of your captors/government?
Where are your huddled, slowly starving masses, confined to forced labor camps?
When you can produce evidence ,in the millions, of all the above, THEN I will agree with your *new math*. Until then, you do nothing but bring dishonor to those who fought and died to free all who were under Hitler’s boot. You denigrate the deaths and suffering of a people who were well on the way toward EXTERMINATION. You cheapen humanity by your foolish words and actions, and in so doing lessen your own humanity as well.