Is the holocaust card getting old?Posted by: Dilara
I'm not trying to offend anyone. I have jewish family members. I have a grandmother who was sent to a German concentration camp. What happened was horrific but it was 60 years ago and across the Atlantic Ocean. I'm getting tired of people saying "that's anti semetic don't you remember the holocaust" out of the blue and thinking everything bad thing that's said about a jewish individual is anti semetic.
Yes it is getting old
No it's not getting old
I never hear anyone talk about Germany losing it's land or how it was blamed for the entirety of WWI. I personally hate the very idea of Israel and what they are doing. Yet saying that is usually seen as anti-semitic. Oh and let's not forget about Stalin being the one who caused most of the deaths in WW2.
i'm sorry for what happened but you can't use the holocaust in everything you do so what are we just suppossed to let israel commit genocide in palestine because they went through the holocaust? of course not and saying things againist israel doesnt not make me antisemitic thats a bunch of bull
American Jews overuse this card. They are the richest ethnicity and religious group in America. They control the entire American media and they own all the American corporations. Let's worry about people who are suffering today--in Gaza, Syria, and on Indian reservations and not something that happened 60 years ago.
No, not IF the "card" is properly used. The holocaust must never be forgotten, nor World War 2 (and 1 for that matter). Remembering historical atrocities is crucial to ensuring that they do not happen again. And may I just point out that for many of us, the holocaust happened on the continent that we live on.
I agree with Zyloarchy. I'm not Jewish, but the atrocities committed against them are almost impossible to be exaggerated, and we should not forget them. However, I also do not appreciate misuse of the card.
It was a terrible part of human history, and wasn't very long ago. Peoples' grandparents fought in that war, and so many wonderful people died.. on both sides. It's weird to think that most of the people on Hitlers' side were just normal old people. That they did something so horrible. So terrible that it had to happen. But we all should forgive the Germans for it. Most of the people in the war are dead now, and Germans are very sorry that it happened.
It just happened less than a century ago... Wait like 5 centuries then get back to me.
The Holocaust must NEVER be forgotten. It's a tragic part of human history, and it examples very well the negative aspects of extremism and intolerance. However, one must not only concentrate on the Jews. They weren't the only victims. At the end, on top of the six-million Jews, there were five million other people who were killed. The mentally ill, the physically disabled, homosexuals, political rivals, Gypsies, Slavs and others. It wasn't "The Jewish Holocaust" - it was simply The Holocaust. A Holocaust that resulted in the systematic elimination of eleven-million lives. Eleven million which must never be forgotten.