History books recount how 6 million Jews, or more, died in Adolf Hitler’s final solution, but that was in another generation and nothing ever would happen like today, many believe.
After all, the atrocities are well-documented, after Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, later to be president, ordered an extensive video and still photography record of the horrors uncovered by American troops who liberated the death camps in Germany.
Eisenhower explained his instructions as news media and military combat camera units recorded the scenes, saying “I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to ‘propaganda.’”
But according to the Washington Post, sports fans in the United Kingdom even now can purchase scarves and stickers saying “Jews forbidden.”
It explains in detail the reason for Holocaust Day around the world, to be observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately 6 million Jews perished in the Holocaust.
The DVD relates how the horrifying discovery of Germany’s death camps was made when a sub-camp to the notorious Buchenwald was captured by allied forces.
Of the 250,000 Jewish prisoners held there, only 4,000 were still alive, the DVD explains. Yet even today, “despite the mountains of evidence,” Holocaust deniers are growing into a new wave of world-wide anti-Semitism, it explains.
The project, from Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, explains Christians, for the most part, were silent as the Holocaust unfolded.
And producer Lauria Cardoza-Moore documents the growing hatred of Jews, and, alarmingly, “the parallels between Nazism and radical Islam, and why Christians must take a stand for justice and defend the people and nation of Israel.”
On the video, terrorism expert Walid Shoebat said the Holocaust “never really ended.”
Brad Young, an instructor at the graduate level in theology, said, “Christian schools, educators, teachers need to deal with the problem of Christian anti-Semitism.”
James Woolsey, former director of the CIA, said of Israel’s enemies, “Their solution, when they talk about occupying Palestine, they mean Tel Aviv. They want to destroy the Jewish state.”
The DVD warns that despite all the documentation, today the number of Holocaust deniers – whose who say it never happened – is growing “as a new, world-wide wave of anti-Semitism is reaching levels not seen since the rise of Nazi Germany.”
Cardoza-Moore documents the “growing hatred of the Jews, the parallels between Nazism and radical Islam, and why Christians must take a stand for justice and defend the people and nation of Israel.”
The memorial day was inaugurated in the 1950s by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. It is held in the springtime on various days. Many communities light memorial candles and recite the Kaddish, the prayer for the departed.
Around the world, services include synagogue events as well as communal vigils. Many programs feature a talk by a Holocaust survivor, or direct descendant. Also, thousands of Jews and non-Jews from around the world gather at Auschwitz for what has become known as “The March of the Living.”