"Listen you gentile-devil, if you'll turn your evil back and cast your Jew-hating eyeballs onto the display behind you, you will see huge display that is bigger than the one you just viewed that is dedicated to the non-Jews effected by the Holocaust! Perhaps then 'you' yourself it might 'understand' that the ones to whom you refer as "these Jews" in literally every venue regarding the Holocaust go elaborately far out of their way to acknowledge not only the non-Jewish victims, but the righteous Gentiles who put their lives on the line for Jews!"
There is no doubt in my mind that there are antisemites who will go to Holocaust memorials with a mindset to criticize as did the woman mentioned above. There has even been white supremacists / neo-Nazis visit such exhibits in order to gloat over the tragedy itself! Because recognition by Jewish educators of the Gentile Holocaust victims is so prevalent in books, lectures, memorials, web-sites, radio, ect., it is an antisemitic based claim to even suggest that there is some sort of Jewish "conspiracy" to avoid acknowledging Gentile suffering during the Holocaust. Myself being a Gentile, I would argue that Jewish Holocaust educators actually go too far in Gentile victim recognition. Trying to place the Gentiles in the same grouping as the Jews negates the main purpose, root-cause, and focus, of the Holocaust which was none other than "Jewish annihilation". It must be completely realized that it was Hitler's "War Against the Jews" that indeed was the sole root cause for the 45 million Gentile deaths during World War II.2
Fact: Only an antisemite will overly place strong emphasis on the Holocaust Gentile victims without acknowledging the root cause of "Jewish annihilation"!
The Holocaust Unholy Trinity:
There are three methods of thought from which the antisemitic Gentile world portrays the Holocaust:
- Holocaust Denial - Usually a denial of the Nazi usage of gas chambers and number of "Death Camps" while greatly reducing the number of Jewish victims (from 6 million to a mere one hundred thousand or so) while greatly inflating the non-Jewish victims of Nazi Germany. Also known as "Holocaust Minimizers".
- Holocaust Glorification - Mostly coming out of the Islamic countries in which Hitler is actually praised and rebuked (for not finishing the Jewish annihilation job). The claim is that the Jews / Zionist purposely caused the Holocaust by "oppressing" the Nazi-electing German people. Note: This is the exact same claim that Palestinian advocates use today against the Jewish people of Israel in defending the Hamas-electing Palestinian people!
- Holocaust Relativism - An attempt to make all victims equal as "targets" while denying or purposely avoiding the core-root cause of the Holocaust which was Hitler's "War Against the Jews" (The Russian Jewish Bolsheviks and the Jewish capitalists West) culminating in the "Finial Solution" of which no Jew-hating Gentile was slated to become its victim.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9
When I first started my in-depth study the Holocaust it was the Kielce Pogrom that happened after the supposed Holocaust years (1939-1945) that stood out in my mind. Poland, the home to the infamous Auschwitz, Dachua, Treblinko, concentration - extermination camps, and Death Marches, was not finished with Jew-murder in "1946". After 1.5 million Jewish children being murdered mostly at Auschwitz, the Poles of Kielce including police officers of all people, acted on yet another child-kidnapping blood libel and murdered 42 Jews and wounded 40 more. Apparently, these Poles didn't appreciate 200 Jews returning and reclaiming their homes after having the audacity to survive the German concentration champs. > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kielce_pogrom
This pogrom to me was a small yet powerful sign that even though the Nazism regime had forever ended, the "spirit" behind Nazism continues on. The fact is, this spirit is not a "Nazi spirit" that began in 1933 with the rise of German Nazism. It is the spirit of Jew-hatred (I called it the "Spirit of Covenant Hatred") that has expressing itself since time memorial. The only thing the Nazi did new that past Jew-hating generations didn't use as a method of expression was the use of Zyklon B gas. The Nuremberg Laws, ghettos, yellow badges, Hitler's "blood purity" ideology, Jewish expulsion, and of course Jewish book & body burning, have all been a method of expression many times over in past centuries and in past generations! > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_antisemitism These past murdered Jews - murdered for the same exact reasons (for being Jews) as was the Jews of the Nazi era - should be remembered with the same reverence every Yom HaShoah. For me, they are remembered - they're one of the main reasons I wrote this blog.
"...because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, and say, if we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers." - Matthew 23: 29-32
In turning around this first century old "New Testament" condemnation of the Jews onto this Gentile generation that is guilty of Holocaust-murdering Jews, I have to say, the Gentiles are very good about "garnishing" European Holocaust memorial "sepulchers". I mean the Europeans did a garnishing good job at preparing and polishing up the attic at the Anna Frank Memorial in Holland and the "European Holocaust Memorial" in Landsberg, Germany (in the land of the Holocaust) has been nicely prepared and looks to be very well kept. >http://www.buergervereinigung-landsberg.org/english/index.shtml
It must be remembered that the same "spirit" behind the Nazi regime that manifested itself centuries before > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_antisemitism is very much in the present (in the form of the "Haj Amin Al-Husseini ideology people") and will continue to be in the future. Therefore we have among in the world there is the "democratically elected" Hamas just west of Jews (inside the very Land of the Covenant) Hizbollah just to the north of the Jews, and of course there's Ahmadinejad with his soon to be nuclear Shahab III missiles. Therefore, when I remember the Holocaust I'm not only look into the past but the future as well, knowing that not so long ago in a time prior to 1938, the Nazi Holocaust was then a "future" event.