Home for Holocaust survivors sees last generation

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  • Californian#1@94131 San Francisco, CA
    Nov. 3, 2013 12:38 a.m.

    -- "I wonder why we never talk about Stalin's murders, Mao's, other communist atrocities?" --

    We do - elsewhere. A story about Holocaust survivors is not the place to debate whether we ignore other crimes against humanity. The Holocaust, and the entire history of anti-Semitic persecution, is a subject that stands by itself.

    Holocaust survivors are an inspiration to me and countless others. These are people who personally endured or witnessed some of the worst inhumane behavior that creatures with brains can do to other humans (we are not talking about discrimination in the abstract, or what happened to their ancestors for centuries, but what happened to them personally). Rather than an excuse for failing, or for failing to try, their experience perhaps motivated them to be the best they could be, and survivors and their offspring became some of the most productive people in the postwar world.

    I have known a few Holocaust survivors, and I regard them with something approaching reverence. I am grateful there is a place for them to live out their lives decently. Their story must be remembered, never forgotten, and never diluted by using them to stir controversy about any other historical events.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Nov. 2, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    I wonder why we never talk about Stalin's murders, Mao's, other communist atrocities?

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Nov. 2, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    Scarey and horrid place to of lived through. I hope it wont ever be forgotten.