HaShoah 2013

Today is HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The day Jews around the world stop and remember those who were murdered by the Nazis and their allies.  6 million+ Jews murdered, 3 million Soviet POWs murdered, 2 million Poles murdered, 1.5 million Romani (Gypsies) murdered, 250,000 Disabled persons murdered, 15,000 Homosexuals murdered.  A great blood shed.  An orgy of death.  Over 12,765,000 men, women and children murdered by men and women who called themselves Christians.








These pictures are just part of the story.  The real story are the testimonies of the survivors:

Holocaust Survivor: Felicia Fuksman

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Felicia Fuksman was born in Lodz, Poland. She lived with her parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Felicia’s father was a tailor. The family was very poor. Felicia was studying to be a nurse when the Germans attacked Poland. Her father and brother Simon were seized on the street and taken for labor. They weren’t seen again. Felicia worked in the ghetto as a “nurse” in a fur factory, where she received extra food. Her older sister Rachel died of tuberculosis. Her younger sister Esther froze to death begging for food on the street. In August 1944, Felicia was deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp and, several months later, to a Nazi labor camp at Wittenberge, Germany. Throughout her long ordeal, Felicia was helped and inspired by her friend Bronia Lewkowitz. After the war, Felicia returned to her family’s apartment in Lodz and was cruelly rebuffed by a Polish woman, the new occupant. Felicia was the only one in her family who survived. In 1950, she immigrated to New Orleans where she met Max Fuksman, a fellow survivor from Lodz. They married and had three daughters and 5 grandchildren. Max Fuksman died in a car accident on April 25th, 1982. Felicia Fuksman passed away on October 17th, 2012.

Holocaust Survivor Reflections: Stories of Courage

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The Holocaust didn’t happen in a vacuum.  People who lived in the nearby towns could not say they didn’t know.  They could see the people, smell the burning flesh and hear the noise.  They were NOT innocent bystanders.  Many were even happy that it was happening.

The hatred that inspired the Holocaust has not died.  In fact it is stronger than ever and growing in the world.  Jews are afraid to walk the streets of European cities wearing the signs of their faith without being assaulted.  Politicians in many European countries are telling Jews to either deal with it or leave.  And in Universities not only in Europe but in the United States, it is open season on Jews.  It is permitted to abuse, assault and discriminate against Jews.  The excuse for all of this is anti-Israeli sentiment.   But in fact that is a fancy name for the old hatred:  ANTI-SEMITISM.

It is only a matter of time before Jews are banned from US Universities, driven out of Europe for good, or murdered by the riled up masses.  The old hatred has not died, it is stronger than ever among the Liberal Elites who wish to kill the Jew for the “sins” of their brethren in Israel.

To this we say:




  • The post-WW2 rise in anti-Semitism is alarming in the extreme. I just don’t understand how human beings can look at the pictures such as the ones in this blog post and not take a stand against anti-Semitism.

  • And it is starting all over again…

  • Richard Hensley

    Maggie, what a welcome expose on the Holocaust Remembrance Day. As usual, the majority of the news media is conspicuous by its absense. About 30 years ago I was fortunate to visit the Holocaust Memorial in Dachau Germany. Your photos are only a portion of those on display in Dachau. I will always carry those images with me the rest of my life. In my opinion, there should be a traveling display in the US every 5 years so that “we never forget”. Thanks for reminding us of this horrific chapter in world history.

  • Speaks volumes to the Second Amendment.

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  • IN 1986, I visited Dachau while vaccationing in Germnay. I cried!

  • Ugh:
    Anonymous #OpIsrael Attacks Holocaust Memorial Site On Holocaust Memorial Day!

  • Maggie, you are absolutely correct about the German people knowing about the holocaust. There were more than 42,500 ghettos and camps set up. How could people deny what was happening? They lived in fear, no doubt, not that that is an excuse. That didn’t stop many Poles who saved Jews and others. Did you know that only in Poland helping a Jew was punishable by death? Another category to add to your list; the priests and religious who died in the camps. In churches in Poland you often will see priests’ names memorialized. The people who did this were not Christians, Hitler was not, nor were his minions.

    The rise in anti-semitism is something I did not think I would see in my lifetime. But it is roiling under the surface and breaking into public life without remonstrations from the media or politicians.

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