Remember The Holocaust
It boggles my mind....
My grandfather was a man of very few words, and much less when it came to his experiences in World War II. Later in life, this brave and valiant man tragically suffered a stroke, which caused some curious changes. Aside from the physical changes he endured, we also noticed some striking changes in his personality. All of a sudden, he was an open book when it came to his experiences in the war.
My grandfather once related to me the fact that at the end of the war in Europe, he had been one of the so-called Liberators, troops that were sent into the concentration camps in search of people in need of help. He related to me that the average soldier thought of Hitler as the enemy, because when you are in war, that is your mind set. None of these Liberators had a clue what they were going to find when they entered the camps. He related to me that the first sense he had that something tragic had happened was when he and others began opening rail cars that were filled to capacity with clothing - most of it children's clothing.
I love my grandfather, even now that he, himself, has passed onward. More than love, I trust this man, because he was, first and foremost, a man of dignity and honor. When he tells me what he saw in the concentration camps, I believe him, and always will.
So it is understandable how my blood could boil when I hear radicals in Iran, who have a long-standing feud with the Jews, claiming that the holocaust never actually happened. A good friend and patriot just sent me an email that contained a PowerPoint Presentation on this travesty. I personally do not forward such emails, because I believe they are not widely read. I do, however, create pages such as this when I see a cause that is worthy publicity.
The Jewish people were not the only people who were impacted by Hitler's insanity. His crimes were against all humans, and anyone with a conscience should know that anyone who is trying to suggest the holocaust was an urban legend has a devious agenda lurking in the background.
I need to caution you that some of the images that follow will be highly disturbing to you. That is, in fact, the reason why I felt compelled to create this web page. However, I feel it is only fair to let you know in advance, so you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to proceed from here.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower was right when he gave the order to make as many films and photographs as the soldiers under his command were capable.
My grandfather passed away years ago, and I am not acquainted with anyone else who was a first-hand witness to the terrors that existed in these Nazi Death Camps. I invite anyone who has stories to tell, or who has been told stories by friends or relatives of veterans, to share their stories here. By doing so, we will send a message to the Iranian radicals who are proliferating this myth, but more importantly, we will be making certain that history is accurate, even if it is not always pretty.
Think about how you would feel if you were a friend or family member of someone who died in the World Trade Center attack if people started saying the whole thing never happened. You would think they were crazy, right? Of course! We know 9/11 happened, and whether we were alive 60 years ago or not, we know the Holocaust happened too!
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