Monday, July 10, 2006

On Holocaust


Many have denied this atrocity ever existed but one thing remains true, six million Jews were killed on this dark era.

I have a special interest browsing online the faded photos of the concentration camps on Auschwitz; photographs that immortalized the forlorn faces of children, women and man. The silent witness that vividly captured their deep suffering which can only be described as sheer agony.

That era will always be remembered as one of the lowest points in our history, where human dignity was forgotten and where killing was just but a random musing.

I cannot help but to imagine myself being placed on that time, when all my rights as a human being were forcefully stripped away from me...when I was just but a number. My individuality and my life were of no value and my fate was being held by the whims of the selected few.

This I cannot understand: Why do men have the tendency to inflict pain and suffering? Why do we have that instinctive characteristic—that burning, sadistic desire to wreak havoc to someone else?

On hindsight, Holocaust is being played over and over again. Just look over the news from the Middle East to Africa to Asia. Myriad are being displaced and killed brought about by the clashes of power and beliefs.

And now, the nuclear threat of North Korea made me wonder if we are repeating a yet another history of violence. I’m afraid that an open page is already prepared to be filled again by chronicles of bloodshed caused by another World War.

I can only hope that we remember and not forget what our nations went through.

To be always grateful to live out our inalienable rights.

…to carry out our freedom of expression

… to observe our own beliefs and religion

… to live a life from fear and objection

Lest, time will nudge us to look back what we have lost.

11 Comments:

Blogger Jinjiruks said...

i dunno jeff.. pero may scandal yang holocaust na yan.. sinasabi ng mga german na wala naman talagang nangyaring holocaust.. mental conditioning lang ito ng kalaban nila para idiin sa kanila ang ibang mga namatay na Jews.. i dunno sino paniniwalaan..

8:58 PM  
Blogger jef said...

I'm basing my beliefs on the pix I have seen...if those weren't true [as well as the accounts of survivors, esp. Corrie ten Boom] then I don't know what is TRUE anymore. Eitherway, killing innocent people have no justification whatsoever...and Hitler did kill many people. May he rot in hell!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I agree that no matter how it happened (although I would believe the many recollections of the people who survived such atrosities over anyone else), he should rot in hell for killing that many innocent people. Now what does that say for the decisions of Mr. Bush? Don't quite know what to say to that one, except that I will be gladly voting in someone else when the time comes.

11:45 PM  
Blogger jef said...

Actually, statistically speaking, there are more Iraqis who have lost their lives through this "War on Terror" than the people who died on 9/11. Well,I certainly believe on a divine justice--Georgie boy would someday answer to these lives lost.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Jinjiruks said...

jeff here is the link
holocaust denial

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_denial

12:03 AM  
Blogger vic said...

Holocaust did happen. I had a friend who told me hid Dad was so mad at "God" for letting Hitler slaughtered millions of his own "choosen" ones. All his siblings, expcept his DAD survived the Holocaust. Denying it is now considered a very serious hate crime in most western countries including Canada..

2:00 AM  
Blogger Jinjiruks said...

hindi naman po tinatanggi na hindi nangyari ang holocaust.. my point is.. 5-6m? hindi kaya exagerrated na ang figures na iyon? considering na may war pa that time.. makakakaabala pa sa time table nila ang pagsusunog etc.. hindi sa kumakamipi ako sa mga germans.. pero parang nde na totoo ang figures.. anyway, wala naman tayo sa scene na iyon or nakausap mga victims or nakasama sa holocaust kaya mahirap magsalita.. lalo na pagbabasehan lang eh yung mga history books.. etc

9:07 PM  
Blogger vic said...

jinjiruks, the victims of holocaust as estimated conservatively is over a million JEWS. And most of them died of starvation and execution and and disease and the cremation was just done to get rid of the bodies and prevent the disease that decomposing bodies could cause among the Gestapos. Also to hide the evidence of the war crimes. And immediately after the war, the investigation started and astrocities recorded. And until today there are still surviving victims and witnesses to the crimes. Of course the casualties of war alone against the Soviets was twice the casualties of Holocaust. The evidence was not from history books, but it will make history as one of the worst of all the devils that humanity can inflict to himself.

3:22 AM  
Blogger Jinjiruks said...

an interesting article regarding Holocaust Denial Laws
http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.24592/pub_detail.asp

There is no dispute over the fact that large numbers of Jews were deported to concentration camps and ghettos, or that many Jews died or were killed during World War II. Revisionist scholars have presented evidence, which "exterminationists" have not been able to refute, showing that there was no German program to exterminate Europe's Jews, and that the estimate of six million Jewish wartime dead is an irresponsible exaggeration. The Holocaust -- the alleged extermination of some six million Jews (most of them by gassing) -- is a hoax and should be recognized as such by Christians and all informed, honest and truthful men everywhere.
-Institute for Historical Review

10:48 PM  
Blogger Jinjiruks said...

an interesting article regarding Holocaust Denial Laws
http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.24592/pub_detail.asp

There is no dispute over the fact that large numbers of Jews were deported to concentration camps and ghettos, or that many Jews died or were killed during World War II. Revisionist scholars have presented evidence, which "exterminationists" have not been able to refute, showing that there was no German program to exterminate Europe's Jews, and that the estimate of six million Jewish wartime dead is an irresponsible exaggeration. The Holocaust -- the alleged extermination of some six million Jews (most of them by gassing) -- is a hoax and should be recognized as such by Christians and all informed, honest and truthful men everywhere.
-Institute for Historical Review

10:48 PM  
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