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Hitler’s Laughter Echoes as Holocaust Comparisons Engulf African Migrant Debate

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Barbed wire inside Auschwitz camp. Photo: wiki commons.

Everybody seems to know today what this “Holocaust denial” thing is. “An act of denying the genocide of Jews in the Holocaust during World War II,” Wikipedia says. The key claims of Holocaust denial are: the German Nazi government had no official policy or intention of exterminating Jews, Nazi authorities did not use extermination camps and gas chambers to mass murder Jews, and the actual number of Jews killed was significantly (typically an order of magnitude) lower than the historically accepted figure of 6 million. Holocaust deniers generally do not accept the term denial as an appropriate description of their activities, and use the term revisionism instead.

When we generally think of the term HD – one usually envisions David Irving or Mahmoud Ahmadinejhad and other well known creepy fanatics, who are making preposterous claims that “it never happened”. Some may think about smaller creeps, say, lecturers in different universities, who are more cautious and spread poison in little doses, hoping the tiny seeds of these lies will give fruits one day in the next generation.

Sorry to break it to you guys – but HD is becoming more and more popular amongst those who actually, by definition can’t be possessed by it!  Yes – ordinary Israelis and Jews, who are ready to bite off the face of any, let’s say Latvian who thinks that Waffen-SS vets have the right to be honored by marches in Riga. And what amazes me even more, is that our fellow Jews have no idea that they are far more guilty of HD than any SS fan.

How do they do this? Easily: they are denying the extent of the Holocaust by everyday usage of its historical images and notions as labels for totally irrelevant tiny issues or current events. Examples? Here you are: “Israelis are treating African illegal immigrants or Palestinians as Germans treated Jews” – this idiotic phrase can be heard almost daily from generally normal people. David Irving and Richard Harwood should be bowing and applauding to those who use this argument.

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The regular HD freaks claim that there were not 6 million Jews murdered. That there was only 100,000 Jewish deaths at Auschwitz, but not from gas chambers – they died from epidemics.

Do they understand that while comparing Jews to illegal Africans in Israel they imply that no Jews were killed by Germans at all?

Do they understand that when calling Israel’s treatment of Palestinians a “Holocaust”, they claim that no death camps existed in Germany at all? Can they name one death camp which was built by Israelis for Palestinians? No? How about the enumerating the Palestinians slaughtered and burnt in their mosques? No? And what about atrocious medical experiments on thousands of Palestinians? Never happened? Oh… So what’s their excuse for Holocaust denial?

Do they understand that while they compare Jewish refugees during the war to the 70,000 Africans who cross borders of 2-5 states just to reach Israel, they claim that Jews were just seeking a better place to live? That nobody wanted to kill them personally one by one? Do they claim that Jewish men – refugees were gang raping Polish, Ukrainian, American and other girls and sexually harassing children?

To remind you we have had at least a dozen of these and similar reported crimes in the past month in Tel-Aviv and other cities, flooded with Africans. Only this week citizens of Sudan and Eritrea were convicted of brutally raping of a girl in Tel-Aviv. Last week 7 illegal immigrants were caught after abducting another girl, whom they had undressed in the parking lot and were about to “enjoy”. And according to UN officials only 6 of 5,000 Africans, checked by them in Tel-Aviv, can be considered refugees.

Do they understand that while comparing the Crystal Night (Kristallnacht) to the demonstration in Southern Tel-Aviv of the local folk, who are scared of rapes and robberies, committed by the African illegal immigrants, they deny the fact that ninety Jews were killed on 9-10 November 1938 all over Germany and Austria? How many immigrants were killed by the demonstrators? Arrested by the police? None?

Do they dare to compare one immigrant’s shop window smashing to the events of that terrible night 75 years ago? Over 1,000 synagogues were burned in Germany and Austria and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed. Or was it a “Jewish lie”?

I can continue this long list, I can go into so many issues, and so many stupid and shameful comparisons made by “generally normal people”, that it will make any reader sick. That’s not the point – and I hate to poke the wounds of the Holocaust for I am the last in the line of a huge Cohen family, whose ashes have made Ukrainian soil even more fertile.

All I want is for my fellow people to understand that each and every time they try to use the above mentioned comparisons they should hear Hitler’s laughter as an echo.

Death or suffering of any human being is awful, no doubt.

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