Just found out about this darling nugget of joy – yet another incident of targeted hatred of Jews – this time, in Burlington, Ontario. That happened about 15 minutes after my Facebook feed produced this video on how Holocaust denial is still a thing. STILL A THING.
Of all the human fuckery in this ever-loving world, holocaust denial is about the most fucked up of that fuckery. With all the human testimony, photos, film, physical evidence, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc….. that is easily available today, there is a growing number of feeble minded mud slitherers who are actually buying into this shit.
I cannot help but think of my Bubbie and Zaidie, pictured here in a DP camp with my Mom in 1946 or 47. They had both seen almost their entire families wiped out.
My grandmother’s family was rounded up in the Ukraine Massacre of 1941, stripped naked, lined up along a massive ditch and shot by the Einsatzgruppen. After their bodies fell, another group were shot to fall on top of them. This continued until the ditch was full, and for 2 years longer.
My Zaidie’s entire family – including his 12 and 14 year old sisters – died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.
These two people overcame enormous hardship to cross an ocean and eke out a new existence away from persecution. Their work is done; their generation all but gone. It is on us now.. On us. This morally lost mess of humanity we swim in every day.
As the level of antisemitism increases worldwide, do we need to prepare to do this again?