The New Holocaust

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A brief history of the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis. The new Holocaust looming on the horizon.

The Holocaust

In May of 1945 the war in Europe ended. The Allies had defeated Hitler and Germany exposing the Nazi atrocities against the Jews. This year is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp of Auschwitz. It was the most infamous and prolific of the Nazi death camps. It alone accounted for 1 million deaths. It was just one of a network of death camps built by the Nazis in Germany and its occupied territories. The remaining prisoners marked for extermination in other death camps were also liberated. The Treblinka death camp accounted for 800,000 while the Belzec death camp accounted for 600,000 deaths. There were many other death camps which accounted for millions more dead.
The preferred method of extermination was the use of gas chambers. Other methods employed by the Nazis were starvation, forced slave labor and shootings. In all 6 million Jews were murdered, two thirds of Europe's population of Jews. In addition 5 million others were murdered. These ranged from criminals to gays to the mentally ill and members of other religions. This became known as the Holocaust.
The world was warned, "Never forget!"

Israel

It seems that much of the world has indeed forgotten. There is a new Holocaust looming. It has already begun. In 1933 it began in Germany with the boycott of Jewish businesses. A similar practice is going on in Europe today. But, that is not where the next Holocaust will occur.
The state of Israel came into existence on May 14, 1948. Britain and the UN gave the Jewish people the land which is today Israel. Israel now has a population of an estimated 8,146,300. 75.3% of its citizens are Jewish. That is approximately 6,110,600 Jews. The remaining percentage is Arab.
The capital of Israel is Jerusalem. Israel is a small nation of approximately 8500 mi.². So that you understand how small this is it is about the size of the state of New Jersey.

The new Holocaust

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been invited by the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, to address Congress on March 3. This is much to the chagrin of the White House. President Obama will not meet Netanyahu. In fact the Obama administration is disdainful of Netanyahu. It shows Netanyahu nothing but antipathy. This disdain goes so deeply that an Obama campaign team has arrived in Israel to help defeat Netanyahu in Israel's March elections.
In his visit here on March 3, Netanyahu is expected to address Congress about the threat posed worldwide by Islamic terrorists and the state of Iran. Netanyahu hasn't forgotten the Holocaust and has ample reason to be very wary of Iran. Iran has stated numerous times that its goal is the elimination of Israel. Iran is, some say, within three months of developing a nuclear device. Thanks to Obama's lifting of sanctions against Iran their uranium enrichment program is in full swing. Iran says it is only developing peaceful uses for nuclear power. But, everyone knows that the enrichment of uranium has only one purpose. That is to develop a nuclear device. Add to that a report that Iran now has an ICBM capable of delivering such a device, and Iran's intentions become clear.
Hitler's Holocaust began in 1933 and was ended in 1945. It took Hitler 12 years to murder 6 million Jews. Soon Iran will be able do this in 12 minutes with one nuclear bomb targeting Israel.
The world seems to have forgotten the Holocaust. It's about to be given a reminder!

Reference links

The Holocaust

Israel

Photo credits

Holocaust gas chambers
tmrepository.com

Size of Israel/New Jersey
israelmatsav.blogspot.com

Nuclear explosion
myyearofmardigras.com

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Benjamin Netanyahu, Death Camps, Holocaust, Iran, Israel, Nazis

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author avatar Chip Greene
I am a retired police officer, baseball enthusiast, political junkie, and published writer.
My articles will focus on crime, politics, and baseball.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
29th Jan 2015 (#)

Chip, thanks for sharing your article. Anytime I hear or read about Hitler I cringe. I hope and pray that people do not get hurt. This would be an awful scenario.

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author avatar Chip Greene
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Unfortunately, that scenario is unfolding.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

That is an interesting comparison between Israel and New Jersey, because in terms of population they are also similar (NJ has a population of around 9 million to Israel's 8.1 million).

However, a large proportion of the land of Israel is uninhabitable - the Negev Desert in particular. This puts huge pressure on the rest of the land, aided by the "Law of Return" that gives Jews from anywhere in the world the right to settle in Israel (many from France are currently taking up that offer).

It is little wonder, then, that Israel is desperate to settle the lands that it captured in the 1967 war, which are home to the Palestinian Arabs.

It is the attitude of the Jewish state to those Arabs that is causing so much ill-feeling and friction and has given Israel so many enemies. Israel would do well to reduce that pressure by controlling its population so that it no longer had to settle lands to which it has no right (in the view of most of the rest of the world), and if it stopped treating Arabs as second-class citizens.

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author avatar Chip Greene
30th Jan 2015 (#)

I don't believe there is such a thing as uninhabitable land anymore. The Israelis have extended the olive branch to the Palestinians many times. In return the Palestinians lob rockets into Israel daily. Israel has already experienced population control at the hand of the Nazis. The Palestinians should practice it. Palestine is grossly overpopulated.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

If the Negev is habitable, why are the Israelis not building settlements there instead of on land that they stole from the Palestinians?

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author avatar Utah Jay
30th Jan 2015 (#)

This worries me as well. Our president has really mucked things up, not just for us and Israel, but for the world. Can you imagine what our allies think. It is almost as if he is helping the terrorist. And by no means does Israel treat its Arab people as second class citizens. This is part of the rhetoric of those who hate the Jewish people. In truth, when one visits and is away from the cameras, those Arabs are very happy to live in a land of some kind of freedom, unlike the rest of the Middle East.

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author avatar Chip Greene
30th Jan 2015 (#)

If Iran gets "The Bomb" and uses it on Israel or any other country it will be on Obama's head. That will be his legacy.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Arabs have to go through all sorts of checkpoints and delays to get from their West Bank homes to their jobs in Israel proper, which Israelis living in nearby settlements do not. That sounds to me like second-class treatment.

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author avatar Chip Greene
30th Jan 2015 (#)

The Israelis aren't trying to import suicide bombers. That treatment of the Arabs is how Israel combats the terrorism directed against them. I think the Arabs are fortunate that Israel allows them entry at all.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Israel "allows entry" because they need the labour force that the Palestinians supply to do the menial jobs that Israelis do not want to do.

The checks that are imposed are far greater than is necessary for security purposes - they are done to humiliate the Arabs and show them who's boss. It is a form of continuous psychological warfare.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Radical Islamists have a lot in common with the Nazis. David Motadel talks about their shared hatreds in his book "Islam and Nazi Germany's War," a fascinating scholarly history of the German campaign to enlist Islam in their war efforts.

Surprising to me is the degree to which the Nazis regarded Islam as a non nationalistic entity of shared values including hatreds (envy?) of European Jews, who exemplified well-being and prosperity, along with the institutions of capitalism, free trade, democracy, and human progress.

In the late 30s and 40s there were groups of Nazi intellecturals who wrote books on the matter. Consider this quote from Thomas Reichart's 1939 book, "Der Islam vor den Toren:"
"When Islam looks at the West it sees in democracy, in parliamentarianism, capitalism, individualism, in unrestrained mechanization, and in the blind belief in progress all things that it opposes." This could be written today about our current administration.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

LeRain, I think the key words here are "blind belief", which summarise what is wrong with so many ideologies, be they political, cultural or religious.

When belief becomes the only thing that matters, and the believers refuse to accept that there can be any alternative point of view, or that other people can be allowed to propose such views, then the result will be totalitarianism, oppression or worse.

However, that is not to say that all points of view must necessarily be given equal weight when there is abundant evidence - clear to all - that invalidates one side or the other.

People must be tolerated who hold absurd or irrational views, but those views should not stand in the way of what needs to be done for the good of all, once it is established what that is.

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