Why remembering the Holocaust is more important than ever

Jan 27, 2020 by

by Paul T Horgan, The Conservative Woman:

TODAY is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. To describe those awful buildings as ‘gas chambers’ is to confer undeserved sophistication upon them. It implies piping, pumps, valves, stop-cocks, pressurised bottles, and a control console directing all the grisly fluid mechanics. Instead there were squat windowless constructions with hermetically sealable entrances. There were small holes in the flat roof through which pellets containing the poison were poured. Exposure to atmosphere and the heat from the crowded bodies did the rest. It was a simple and cruelly efficient method of murdering thousands using cyanide. The man who knowingly supplied the Zyklon-B pellets to the SS for mass murder, Dr Bruno Tesch, was tried by a British Military Tribunal, convicted, and sentenced to death. Rather than being gassed himself, he was hanged by Britain’s chief executioner, Albert Pierrepoint. Tesch had also organised the training of SS men in the techniques to be used in the murders.

[…]  Anti-Semitism expressed through legislation and open violence had always been a feature of Eastern Europe, but unlike for Christians living in certain Ottoman territories, there was no protecting power willing to go to war to defend the life and liberty of Jews. The horrific lesson of the Holocaust for the Jews was that no other country would ever completely protect them. The logical conclusion was the necessity to found a Jewish state where Jews could enjoy unconditional safety and protection by being able to defend themselves by force of arms should the need arise.

It is this compelling logic that drives the Holocaust denial of anti-Semites. Deny the Holocaust and the establishment of the state of Israel is driven only by the ideological sentiment of Zionism. The Holocaust was and is a major justification for the existence of the state of Israel. It is also paradoxical that those who support the idea of Islamic republics oppose the existence of a Jewish republic, but then Zionism is not comparable to Islamism, the latter containing the supremacist elements of Nazism, including the desire for mass-murder.

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