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January 28, 2014

EU Statement Commemorating the Holocaust Omits Mentioning the Jews

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An official statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust issued by EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton, does not identify who those victims were. The brief statement reads,

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today:

Today the international community remembers the victims of the Holocaust. We honour every one of those brutally murdered in the darkest period of European history. We also want to pay a special tribute to all those who acted with courage and sacrifice to protect their fellow citizens against persecution.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we must keep alive the memory of this tragedy. It is an occasion to remind us all of the need to continue fighting prejudice and racism in our own time. We must remain vigilant against the dangers of hate speech and redouble our commitment to prevent any form of intolerance. The respect of human rights and diversity lies at the heart of what the European Union stands for.

Could it have been a simple oversight, or is there something more sinister going on?

Intolerance, racism and prejudice are found in all societies. And mass murder has occurred before and since the Holocaust. But the Holocaust specifically refers to the use of modern technology and killing factories to erase the Jewish people. On the day specifically named Holocaust Remembrance Day it might be appropriate to specify who the victims were.

Lady Ashton's strangely vague statement might not have raised questions had it not been for her reputation as being less than sympathetic toward Israel. Also, recent years have witnessed attempts to twist remembrance of the Holocaust into a weapon to defame Israel by turning the Palestinians into the victims of a Zionist "genocide." The film Defamation is one example of this trend.

Elder of Ziyon points out some other disturbing examples of the transformation of Holocaust Remembrance Day. In England, a Muslim educator with links to an Islamic network that includes extremists gave an invocation at London's City Hall. In France, a "Day of Anger" march featured demonstrators chanting "Jews go Home" and "Jews, France is not your country". The chants are ironically reminiscent of the chants heard many years ago in Germany, "Juden raus."

Posted by SS at January 28, 2014 11:45 AM


I read your post on Lady Ashton and I don't believe she did something wrong. If she had mentioned some but left out Jews, 6 it would be different. Everyone knows that it was primarily the Jewish population that suffered. I lost everyone on my father's side, aunts, uncles, and cousins for generations. You will only weaken your case if you over-reach.

Posted by: Sally DeCapite at January 30, 2014 12:09 PM

Is a call for some honesty from Lady Ashton overreaction? No one denies that gays, gypsies, Germans themselves and many others were all eliminated by the Nazis in the Holocaust. But the main target were the Jews. They were the ones called on to wear the yellow star. It was for them that the furnaces were built.
I as a Jew deeply regret the other ethnic and religious groups that were swept up by the Nazis. But, without Jews, it is highly unlikely that the Nazis would have invested in crematoria, in gas chambers, and diverted military resources in their mission to eliminate Jews, a task that in Europe succeeded to an unfortunate degree.

Posted by: Harry at January 30, 2014 11:59 PM

Jews have for a long time deliberately omitted Gypsies from the Holocaust. Since it "mars the uniqueness of the event". However, Gypsies suffered FAR worse than Jews. It was Gypsy children who were first to test the gas chambers, and Hitler policy still toward Gypsies continue to this very day and hour.
It is clear that Jews have deliberately the Holocaust from Gypsies. How is that Gypsies being the MOST hated of all people escape death from the Nazis?
The Jews are somewhat selfish and compassionless toward Gypsies, since they (Roma) cannot speak for themselves (even though they tried) and Europe do not care. Jews could have at the very least have admitted that Gypsies WERE ALSO PRIMARY TARGETS OF NAZIS.

Apparently there is plenty of stereo typical selfish hate against Roma going around for everyone, and the Jews are in the queue to get their share.

Who's the persecuted and who's the persecutor?

Posted by: Gypsy at July 26, 2014 05:00 PM

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