posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 09:27 AM
Originally posted by ken10
Originally posted by theGreatunhosed
reply to post by ken10
it doesn't matter what term we use as long as we acknowledge the crime and their suffering. THat's my opinion.
BUT WE USE THE TERM HOLOCAUST.........and that original meaning that used to be all inclusive to those that died, has now been changed to be solely
that of the jews.
And now by using the term holocaust (Which is solely for jews) we are omitting ALL others that perished in exactly the same way.
I agree with you to some extent but I am not sure everything that mentions holocaust is strictly referring to the Jews. That being said, keep this in
You had more of a chance of living if you were not a Jew than if you were. I say this based on my experience with survivors of the holocaust, and my
family. My grandmother and grandfather were put into a concentration camp. They had 2 young daughters at the time. They were not Jews but from
Poland and Russia. My grandmother was terrified that they would find out she had some Jewish ancestry. She was afraid because the jews were being
targeted and put to death. She was afraid because they were rounding up Jews and killing them.
This does not mean that others did not die. I know all to well others did. My 2 aunts (the young girls) died in the concentration camp. My
grandfather's brothers and father were shot in front of him. They were not Jewish. That being said, the "fear" of being labeled Jewish that in of
itself was terrifying and deadly if they suspected you to be a jew.
As I said I do agree that the holocaust should not be just associated with only Jews, but I do understand the hatred and fear against the Jews that
leads to this.
As far as the title of this thread goes...Yes there was a holocaust and many men, women and children died. Even though many of those who suffered
through it are no longer with us we shouldn't let their voices die.