reply to post by seagull
All you need to do is look.
I think we both know that the intent of this thread was never to discuss the Russian holocaust.
But that doesn't mean we can't turn it around.
A poster said, quite well I might add, that the reason the Jewish Holocaust is remembered as it is because of the nature of that holocaust. Germany
enacted racist policies against the Jews and went about removing them from their homes and jobs, attempted to migrate them elsewhere, and eventually
put them into camps where they were worked to death or outright killed.
These other incidents were acts taken during war so, arguably, it's two different scenarios.
The problem I have with this, and I think some others might, is this:
I only learned of these other genocides and holocausts in my studies AFTER school. No where in my history courses from grade 4 or 5(whenever we
started history class) right through to grade 12, no mention of these events was ever made. Not even a footnote somewhere in the back.
In fact, the section of my history course dealing specifically with WW1 and WW2 made no mention of any of this. WW2 was about the Jewish holocaust,
and that alone. No mention of the millions of non jews who died in the camps.
I'm in no way trying to belittle the Jewish Holocaust, but I don't agree with distorting history to make it the "only" holocaust. If the plight of
the Jews in Nazi Germany is something that will shape and define our civilization and education, I think some of these other events deserve some
If we ignore and fail to remember what really happened during those times, to jews and non jews alike, we are doomed to repeat it.
And low and behold, here we are, waging war on a race/religion we have deemed inferior to us, and some call for open extermination.
But that's ok, because we've been taught that they hate jews for no reason other than they are jews, so killing them is just the right thing to do,
even their kids, because if we let their kids grow up, they'll be the next wave we are fighting.
Meet the Muslims, the new Jews.
edit on 9-1-2012 by phishyblankwaters because: (no reason given)