The Holocaust isn’t very complicated because murder isn’t very complicated. The easy lesson of murder is don’t let it happen again.
It is easier to build another memorial than to look into your heart and ask why two generations later, the majority of the American Jewish community was still too cowardly to stand up to a liberal icon in the White House… when the lives of millions of Jews were on the line.
From FDR to Obama, American Jewish leaders had two opportunities to stand up to a liberal icon and save Jewish lives. No amount of memorials can disguise the fact that they learned nothing.
The best memorial to the dead is to stop aiding their murderers.
Every Jewish organization that bowed to FDR and Obama have blood on their hands. Every Jewish organization that trumpets the Two State Solution has blood on its hands. Every Jewish organization that mainstream BDS activists, that criticizes Israel and America for fighting terrorism, that imports Muslim migrants while demanding the expulsion of Jewish “settlers” has blood on its hands.
I don’t remember the Holocaust because of a museum. I remember because of my grandparents. I remember because my Jewishness doesn’t come from a memorial, it’s always been a part of me.
The Holocaust told us a harsh truth about the world and human nature. Its commemorations soften the edges. But we need those harsh truths to know what lies behind the comfortable curtain.
Death is the harshest truth. The next harshest truth is betrayal. And the Jews have most often been betrayed by Jews escaping their Jewishness. Some, like George Soros, did it in the most literal way possible. Others did it by kvelling to an FDR speech while ignoring the ash drifting over Europe. Today, they affirm the Two State Solution, ignore Iran’s nuclear program and click on that inspirational speech by Obama, Cory Booker or the political culture hero next in line.
They ignore the Jews being murdered in Israel or in Paris. Dead Jews have nothing to do with their Holocaust. That refusal to listen and understand is how it began. The Jews of Poland didn’t pay attention to what was going on in Germany. The Jews of Hungary didn’t pay attention to what was going on in Poland. And American Jewish organizations all too often ignored all of them.
The Holocaust doesn’t need hundred million dollar museums. To commemorate it, we must pay attention. And we must never let the propaganda of the killers blind us to their crimes.
That’s easy to say about the Nazis, it’s a lot harder when it comes to the PLO, Iran and Hamas.
It’s easy to feel good about disavowing a discredited and fallen ideology. There’s no act of courage there. But try disavowing the Two State Solution and the Iran Deal. That’s a commemoration.