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The Holocaust Can Happen Again “Because it Deviated Not from Human Norms”

November 28, 2019

Another outstanding essay from Padre Steve’s World. I agree that we risk repeating history in this country and abroad. Here, never before have we been in more danger than we are now under the alleged leadership of President Donald J. Trump of becoming an authoritarian dictatorship. We must be vigilant in order to make sure he is no permitted to take us even further down that road than he already has. – rjc

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Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

The crimes of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime may seem like the happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, we would all like to believe that. However, they are only as far away as the next time. That is why we must continue to show them in their awful reality. Yehuda Bauer, a historian of the Holocaust whose family escaped from Czechoslovakia the day it was annexed by the Third Reich wrote:

“The horror of the Holocaust is not that it deviated from human norms; the horror is that it didn’t. What happened may happen again, to others not necessarily Jews, perpetrated by others, not necessarily Germans. We are all possible victims, possible perpetrators, possible bystanders.”

This is an eternal truth. The Red Chinese in Tibet, the Cambodian Killing Fields, the Serbians massacring Bosnians under the noses of Dutch Peacekeepers in Srebrenica…

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  1. Deborah J Anthony permalink

    I have a grave concern we are in a second coming of Hitler. I site and watch and wonder where my own courage will come from.


  2. It has happened again. Chemical weapons used to torture one single civilian US citizen in Iowa. The chemical assault was intentional with intent to cause serious injury. The motive was to eliminate the victim from their private property for the purpose of the assailant to acquire it. Does torture depend on the number of victims? No. Does an investigation require a review of the evidence? Yes. Has any authority ever reviewed the evidence supporting these allegations? No. Federal authorities commit willful misconduct, intentional negligence.

    Torture (from Latin tortus: to twist, to torment) is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological suffering on someone by another as a punishment or in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or force some action from the victim. Torture, by definition, is a knowing and intentional act; deeds which unknowingly or negligently inflict suffering or pain, without a specific intent to do so, are not typically considered torture


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