Friday, January 28, 2005

Where did anti-Semitism go?

From JewishWorldReview:


Much attention was paid recently to the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet forces. The UN took the opportunity to draw attention away from the various scandals that mark the would-be world government these days. Annan and his minions look more hypocritical than ever before, paying hommage to hundreds of thousands of Jews murdered in the world's largest ever death camp, the UN being in the forefront of Jew-hatred at any other time.

Many leaders of countries were at Auschwitz too. Countries that sixty years ago willingly and cooperatively turned over their Jews to the Germans for extermination, or if they were not occupied, refused to allow in Jews attempting to flee the mass-murderers.

Today's leaders and peoples may bear no responsibility whatsoever for the actions and attitudes of their parents and grandparents, but it is all but certain that were today's Jews to face a similar predicament, they would be as welcome in Sweden, Switzerland, Great-Britain or the US as they were then.

Never again. That's what people say, with solemn faces. But even as a little boy, when my father and grandfather showed me pictures, let me read about the Holocaust, I could never understand why people would never allow it to happen again, if they allowed it to happen in the first place, and in fact actively participated.

Are people sorry 6 million Jews were murdered? Do they think it was wrong?
Do people love Jews all of a sudden?

I have no wish to claim remembrance of the Holocaust as an exclusively Jewish affair (and for those other groups, such as gypsies, persecuted as well). I just wish the Americans, British, Russians, French and all the rest of the monstruous hypocrites would stop pretending they care now, or cared then. They don't now, and they didn't then. And as for the perpetrators themselves, if they can't bring themselves to redeem themselves in any real, meaningful way, then silence would be most fitting.