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UN marks Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 25.01.13, 22:49
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1. Out of curiousity
A ,   Belgium   (01.25.13)
how many "islamic" nations were present at the ceremony? Or can I count them all on no fingers...
2. 60M WWII deaths, 11M to 17M murdered, including 5.9M Jews
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (01.25.13)
3. Steve #1 only the Jews and Gypsies
Mickey ,   Sydney   (01.26.13)
Only the Jewish and gypsy murder was deliberately planned and systematically carried out. Only the Jews and gypsies were gassed and their bodies burned in incinerators. Your attempt to trivialise the holaucast of the Jews and Gypsies is sickening.
4. What is your point #2?
dov ,   USA   (01.26.13)
Who was taking census? We holocaust descendents do not trivialize or value Jewish deaths over others. This isn't to show off that Jews suffered more than others. I feel bad that genocide exists.
5. #2 And your point is?.... your usual drivel
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (01.26.13)
The world Jewish population would be circa 300 million today if we'd been left to our own devises over the last two millenia - without the Vatican and Lutherian institutionalized Jew-hate, without, pogroms, without the Crusades, without the Inquisition, without the Shoah and without the likes of you. We now stand at about 15 million worldwide. Do the math.
6. Americans take the Shoa very seriously
rob ,   Orangevale USA   (01.26.13)
We know right from wrong , and though we weren't fast enough by a thousand times, we did get there, help liberate the desperate people that were enslaved and being slaughtered . The images taken, the Germans villagers being led through the camps they ignored, the gruesome carnage of the final solution, the trials and the pains that will linger forever, are seared into my mind and the mind of millions of my fellow countrymen. It is with great solidarity that we take a moment of silence, as well as remembrances for those past, and will scream at the top of our lungs, in the face of any president , any country, "NEVER AGAIN"! Shalom Israel, Rob
7. 2
actually, it's 6 mil jews. you may be correct in your statistics, however, hitler never said he is going to eliminate and have a final solution AGAINST ANY OTHER RACE OR NATIONALITY OR ETHNTICITY EXCEPT THAT OF THE JEWS. millions of christians and roma died. however, hitler decimated almost 90% of the jewish nation of europe. and the arabs during that time, (haj amin al husseini) wanted to do the very same with the religious jews in jerusalem and the british mandate of palestine. hitler never decimated, gassed and killed as many people belonging to a nation than he did with the jews. hameed aboughaze, iranian.
8. 2
i certainly think there should be a memorial day for the arab killed arab on arab and muslim on muslim violence and murder. there has never been a people more disfunctional, emotionally immature, insecure, backwards, violent and uneducated than the muslim masses. no wonder only dictators can handle them and they kill each other by millions with impunity. now, a day of memorial to all those idiots will be in order.
9. Israel denies the Armenian Genocide What a Joke
Ben   (01.26.13)
Israel works hard to deny the Armenian Genocide [ Israel Turkey and the politics of Genocide] What a Joke. ' the hands of time threaten to cloud the worlds memory" What a joke. " it is our responsibility to rescue the history lessons of the Holocaust" What a Joke. Truly the Emperor has no clothes. Many will chear the leader of Israel Like when he reciecved 29 standing ovations when speaking before a joint sesson of congress May 24 th 2011. What a joke. Never again means only if your Jewish. What a Joke
10. Benassi is a Nazi.
Mike Lumish ,   Oakland, CA, USA   (01.26.13)
His comment is meant to make light of the Holocaust. The Jews of Europe, including my father's side of the family, were wiped out not as combatants but as innocent victims at the hands of a racist regime that, much like Benassi himself, blamed the Jews for the violence against them.
11. 2. Well, aren't you feeling almost human today?
A ,   Belgium   (01.26.13)
And how many Native Americans died at the hands of your predecessors, so that you could pollute their Gichigami...Lake Superior...with poisonous chemicals? Your right to free speech has been revoked!
12. #2
solomon ,   bklyn   (01.26.13)
Hitler killed almost 12 million in the camps. We should not forget about the other [almost] 6 million.
13. Just going through the motions
Mahlon Drumgoole ,   Newark NJ USA   (01.26.13)
I don't know why the Israelis waste their time going to the hypocritical UN's observance of the Holocaust. Other than the U.S., canada, and maybe a few other decent countries, the rest of the UN membership wants another genocide of the Israeli Jews. They care as much about the Holocaust as David Duke---thrilled to contemplate dead Jews.
14. #2
Howard ,   Seattle USA   (01.26.13)
Steve you continue to amaze me with your ignorance and mental instability.The Jews were specifically and intentionaly singled out by the Nazies for extermination.I have no doubt that you are upset that they did not succeed.
15. UN commemorates Shoah, yet allows for the preparation of
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (01.26.13)
another one, this time by Iran, with the active assistance of Iran's front troops on Israel's borders: Hizballah, Hamas, and in short time the PLO...!!
16. # 7 While your talking about what hittler never
ben   (01.26.13)
said . Do you know what he said about the Armenians. Aug 22 1939. It's a quote well known by Armenians. Maybe the State of Israel should look it up." Israel's envoy stresses importance of rememberance" What a joke
17. 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 10
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (01.26.13)
You all have a point, was put incorrectly, I apologise. Steve
18. 9 ,= the biggest joke
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.26.13)
Were it not for economic and political considerations, the whole world would have long ago recognized the Armenian Genocide.
19. Belgium
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.26.13)
The Belgian senate has recognised this week the responsability of the Belgian State and some authorities in the Shoa .
Ralph Kreider ,   Canada   (01.26.13)
Israeli's have committed crimes against humanity and war crimes. Some will eventually be brought to justice, others will have to live with themselves, knowing they run the biggest Concentration Camp ever. As sure as death and taxes what goes around comes around. Israel's image in the world, which was basically non existent is none now. Shame on Shame on. God may forgive but I will not.
21. #17 Is not mine, to count only Jews in Holocaust is a lie
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (01.26.13)
22. #17 steve
solomon ,   bklyn   (01.26.13)
I'm sure you know how I (and many others) feel about all your posts. But credit is due you for at least this one apology. [Hopefully you'll make it a blanket statement eventually.]
23. Did a private Champagne celebration occur after?
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.27.13)
It's pathetic to see the UN shedding crocodile tears over dead Jews when the UN has been encouraging the murder of Jews in Israel for decades.
24. 21 . A lie ?
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.27.13)
Other people were murdered too , that's right , but ONLY the Jews's murder was planified at the wannsee conference , eichmann was organising this . And he acted ONLY against Jews .
25. #24 charles
solomon ,   bklyn   (01.27.13)
Almost 12 million people were murdered in the camps; almost six million were Jews. Others were murdered because they were Roma, mentally 'damaged', POW's (especially Russian) etc. We Jews sustained the largest 'hit' as a group, and because of our religion. The Jews, as a group, suffered the worst from the Shoa/Holocaust. But the Shoa/Holocaust also includes those other almost-six-million as well. I hope this is also what you mean, in addition to your post#24
26. Solomon , 25
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.27.13)
Read my # 24 correctly and don't try to give me lessons . When talking about Shoa/Holocaust it means JEWISH victims , An anology : When talking about ANTISEMITISM it's Jewish hatred , even if there are other semites .
27. #26 charles
solomon ,   bklyn   (01.28.13)
Many people view the "Holocaust" as meaning "only the Jews". Many do not, and include Romani and others. We will have to disagree. Your analogy is not a good one.
28. 27
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.28.13)
When we talk about Holocaust on a Jewish site , and CERTAINLY when Shoa is added as you did , it ONLY refers to JEWS . If you can't understand it , it's sad for you . If for you this analogy is not a good one , this reflects ONLY your ideas , not important for me .
29. The UN - Shame On You
Tova ,   Canada   (01.28.13)
The most disprectful service in the history of the UN. this same body who voted against Israel in favour of the palenstians. The sam body who condems Israel over & over again. Shame on you.
30. #28 charles
solomon ,   bklyn   (01.29.13)
Shoah is the Hebrew word; Holocaust is the English word. If you can't understand that, you have some reading to do. If my ideas are not important for you, then why should anyone's be...unless they agree with you. And why bother posting if you wish to speak with only those who agree with you?
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