Holocaust Remembrance
 
May we never forget!

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o   Holocaust Remembrance – Anti-Defamation League

o   Holocaust Studies at Aish.org

o   Jewish Virtual Library Holocaust Exhibit

o   Shoah Foundation Institute at USC

o   United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

o   Yad Vashem.org

o   Yom HaShoah at Torah.org



First they came for the communists,
and I did not speak out —
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists,
and I did not speak out —
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I did not speak out —
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews,
and I did not speak out —
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me —
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

  Rev. Martin Niemöller, 1892-1984
(various versions of the quote are in circulation)

 

 

 

Our lives begin to end the day we become
silent about things that matter.


                        —Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Safe from the hand of tyranny? Don’t be so sure.  If you or a family member happened to be in any of the following categories, you would have been a target for Nazi extermination!

   Afro-Germans

  alcoholics

  anarchists

  Belarusians

  bums

  communists

  criminals

  Czechs

  deserters

  the disfigured

  dissenting clergymen

   enemies of the state

    foreign forced laborers

  freemasons

  hobos

  the homeless

  homosexuals

  interracial couples

  Jehovah’s Witnesses

  Jewish sympathizers

  Jews

  Marxists

  members of the resistance

   the mentally ill

   persons of mixed-raced heritage

   persons with Asiatic features

  persons with disabilities

  Poles

  political enemies

  POWs

  prostitutes

  race defilers

  religious dissidents

  the Rom (Gypsies)

   Seventh-day Adventists

  Slavs

  socialists

  Soviets

  Ukrainians

   vagrants