What does it mean to be Christian? To walk in the footsteps of Jesus and emulate all he taught us! Tolerance is amongst the gifts bestowed upon humanity and if humanity then grasps that defining principle, the World will resonate with a Charity that begins and ends with an acceptance of all! I am not a religious person, per se! Yet while I have approached the subject of The Holocaust from a Moral and Ethical stance, it is in my upbringing to use the advantage gained from that Moral standing to speak out for the principle of Equality for All. It is also necessary to roundly condemn those who would deny that to anyone, regardless of Race, Colour or Creed.
It is a long story why I got involved in Writing and commenting on the mass Murder of 6,000,000 Jews of Europe. However, all human beings with any sense of humanity at all will recognise the wrong that was done to these innocent Men, Women and Children of the Jewish Faith. Regardless as to what we believe, have faith in or what god we choose to have, every Human Being is entitled to the sanctity of Life. That life should be free from ridicule, with an absence of hunger, without assault and kept from destruction.
Mine is an easy choice. Remembering that 6,000,000 Jews were Murdered in the midst of a largely Christian Europe it seems incumbent upon me to add a Christian voice, albeit a rather lapsed Christian voice, to the condemnation of what was Perpetrated and what was allowed to happen! Lest we forget! The World looked idly on as the Trains were loaded with a human cargo and the Factories of Death spewed the arriving Jews out through Chimney stacks choked with the fumes of intolerance and the shroud of our indifference was cloaked in the Ash of those Jews consumed in The Death Camps.
The figures set before you represent but a proportion of that Destruction. While Hitler’s Death Squads, der Einsatzgruppe, Murdered in excess of 1,250,000 Jews, the conflagration all added to the billowing hatred we know as The Holocaust. But do not look to these figures as merely a statistical return. These are the perished lives of many Jewish human beings all adding to the Final Catastrophe which is the 6,000,000 Murdered Jews of The Holocaust!
Birkenau (Auschwitz) 1,100,000
Sub-Total 3,202,000 Jews Murdered in The Death Camps alone!