This evening is the start of Holocaust and Ghetto Revolt Remembrance Day, the 27th day of the month of Nissan, one of the days during which the Warsaw Ghetto Revolt took place. For Jews outside of Israel, the Warsaw Ghetto Revolt and the Jewish resistance against the Nazis during WWII is often forgotten. Here that armed resistance to persecution is what is generally remembered and commemorated. Tomorrow, a siren will sound at 10:00 in the morning and all activity throughout the country will come to a halt, in remembrance of those who fought the vicious monstrosity of Nazi murder and who died in the effort.
Too many died.
One would think that by now anti-Semitism in Germany was a dead issue. Guess what? It isn’t. William Grim, whose writings may be found at Iconoclast.ca wrote this essay, called, THE RETURN OF ANTI-SEMITISM TO GERMANY: IT NEVER REALLY LEFT. I found this essay among William Grim’s Golden Oldies, but it just hit my e-mail box today, courtesy of Isralert, and its publisher Harv Weiner. Nevertheless, I had seen this before. I believe it was written in 2002.
It is the recounting of a non-Jew of the Jew-hatred that he discovered to be still extant in modern Germany, a country that is virtually “Judenfrei” – Jew free. Among other things, it talks about how a group of young executives, urbane and sophisticated young men, seemed to flare up in hostility at the mention of a Jewish name, uttering many of the nasty anti-Semitic epithets and accusations one would find in a Stürmer propaganda piece.
I myself do not trust Europeans: I do not feel safe in Europe, for the most part, and do not plan to visit there. This article details all the reasons why.
I recommend that you read the article he writes for yourself. William Grim is a self-styled conservative from Columbus Ohio, a place that may be familiar to some of you reading this. He writes with the eyes of an American living in Germany; and, as I pointed out, the eyes of a non-Jew.
I leave you with one of his recommendations from the article.
“…it should be a goal of American foreign policy to oppose and to accelerate the dismemberment of the European Union. We must not allow German domination of the EU to accomplish through parliamentary maneuvering and brokered deals what Hitler and the Germans were unable to accomplish during the Third Reich. Given Germany’s resurgent anti-Semitism (and that of France as well), a strong, German-dominated EU that tolerates and even benignly encourages anti-Semitism and is diplomatically allied with the Arab world, is potentially the greatest threat to Judaism since Nazi Germany and a major threat to the United States as well.”