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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Never, ever forget ... Our lives depend upon our remembering the Holocaust ...

Since Sundays are good days to think about our world and our places in that world, please read the cartoon by Wiley (creator of "Non Sequitur") carefully, it's powerful.

We cannot ... we must not ... ever forget what happened in Europe over 60 years ago, because it could happen again. Anyone ... any group ... could be the target. It has been said that those who refuse to study history are doomed to repeat it.

In this case, those who are attempting to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it! The hatred is already there, in place, taught to the children from infancy, with promises of glory and honor to those who carry out the plans.

Forewarned is forearmed, and I'm doing my small part for humanity and all other species by posting this message.

Thank you to Mom's colleague, Deborah B., for sending it to her in an email.


In Memoriam

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russia peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because the Islamo-Facists want to do it again.

(click cartoon to biggify)

7 comments:

Cheysuli said...

Daisy Mae, that's such an important tribute and something to remember. We keep reminding ourselves that as our nation starts walking down a path that looks frighteningly similar to what happened in Germany all those years ago that history will judge each of us by what we do and by what we left undone.

We hope that even if we can't change the world and do huge things, our voices will count as those who spoke out.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Chey:
That's why we're all votin' for you in 2008!
DMM

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Well said, Cheysuli. And good for you posting about this DaisyMae.

China Cat & Willow

Jake and Bathsheba said...

DaisyMae, our Grandpa (now deceased) was born in Germany in 1930. He was born a Catholic, but had many Jewish friends. He used to tell Mom how one of his little Jewish girlfriends used to share her lunch with him at school. She disappeared.

When Grandpa developed scarlet fever as a child, his father rode him on his bicyle to Dr. Aronsohn under the cover of darkness. Grandpa's family thought that the Nazi doctors were quacks and Dr. Aronsohn was no longer allowed to legally practice medicine. He, too, later disappeared.

When Mom and Grandpa went on a "roots" trip in 1991 to what was formerly East Germany, they went back to Grandpa's home town. It still had cobblestone streets, and looked like it was in a different era. They went to Dr. Aronsohn's house where there was a memorial plaque next to the front door. Tears came to Grandpa's eyes as he stood in front of that house, yet he was always very controlled emotionally. We can only imagine what it would have been like to live there in those days.

(Grandpa came to America in 1953 after marrying Grandma, who went to Germany with her American military family.)

~J&B

DaisyMae Maus said...

Everyone has such incredible stories ... The school nurse where Mom works was born in a hospital at a concentration camp back in 1942 ... She's a Swiss Catholic. She has amazing stories to tell, too ...
DMM

Monica said...

DaisyMae,

Thank you for the very important information. I have seen some TV shows about the Holocaust. It is very sad to think about all the people and their cats who were mistreated in those terrible days. It is amazing and appalling that some deny that it happened.

Karen Jo said...

Thank you for posting that cartoon. It is indeed very powerful. It makes me very sad that some people try to deny that the Holocaust happened. It did happen and it affected all of us in one way or another. One of my teachers in high school was from Czechoslovakia. He and his brother fought the Nazis as part of the underground as long as they could. They were lucky enough to escape when things became impossible for them to stay and fight any longer. So many people did not escape.