“..They came for ..Communists ..I didn’t object ..I wasn’t a Communist ..They came for ..Socialists .. I didn’t object ..I wasn’t a Socialist ..They came for ..labour leaders ..I didn’t object ..I wasn’t a labour leader ..They came for ..Jews ..I didn’t object ..I wasn’t a Jew ..Then they came for me ..there was no one left to object.” Martin Niemoller.
These are just some of the Children, identified by Serge Klarsfeld who did not Escape, who could have been saved, whose lives were expunged in the midst of Birkenau. What this says of the Humanity outside the realms of The Holocaust will be a matter of debate into eternity. Could more have been done! Yes! Could more have been achieved? Yes! Should more have been done to alleviate the suffering of The Jews of Europe? Yes! Should we have intervened in the Slaughter of 6,000,000 Jews of The Holocaust? Most certainly!
Klarsfeld’s Children Passed This Way.
Between 1933 and 1945, the period we will identify as The Holocaust period, few Jews of Europe managed to escape the clutches of Hitler and his Final Solution. While Countries continually sought to close their Borders to Jewish Refugees, émigré status was applied to some Jews. As a consequence of such a mean spirited process, 6,000,000 Jews of Europe, Men, Women and Their Children were Murdered.
Klarsfeld’s Children Lost in a Vast Expanse.
200,000 Escaped to the US,
125,000 Escaped to the Palestine,
70,000 Escaped to England,
50,000 Escaped to Argentina,
27,000 Escaped to Brazil,
25,000 Escaped to China
14,000 Escaped to Bolivia, and
14,000 Escaped to Chile.
This represented 425,000 Jews who were saved out of the 11,293,300 Jews targeted by The Wannsee Conference for Destruction, or less than 4% of those Targeted or about 7% of the 6,000,000 Jews who were actually Murdered.
This photograph insults the human psyche because it not only represents the Destruction of The Jewish People here at Liepaja, but the lack of conscience shown by those Germans and their partners in Participating and Perpetrating these crimes, is a crime against all of Humanity!