Holocaust: Rivers of Blood
It rocks my senses to the core of my being for what war or what one deviant being disguised as a human can do to a fellow human being during an act of war.
January 27, 2015, has been designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of German occupied concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Q: What does Holocaust mean?
A: Holocaust means
War is war, destruction is destruction regardless of the name of the war–lives are lost forever into eternity. For those who manage to survive, they find themselves guilty for doing so. In war, there are no real victories, the heavy toll is beyond extensive.
Hundreds if not thousands of speeches have been spoken to further the cause that such atrocities never happen again. Memorials have been sculpted, paintings have been painted forever etching memories not to forget as the one above titled “Rivers of Blood” from the World War II: 365 Days book, audios have been recorded, movies have been crafted chronicling the events of life and death in concentration camps set up by the German Nazis whose sole purpose was to kill the entire Jewish nation.
The ongoing extermination of the Jews were and are continuing to be done in various ways, i.e. mass starvation, beatings, anti-Semitism, hatred, etc.
New York City, The Sun 1891:
Prior to WW II, the publication, from New York City, NY, The Sun dated Thursday, April 30, 1891, printed news of a “very heavy” influx of fleeing Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants from a persecuted oppressive European nations into the U.S. “between 5, 000 and 10,000 weekly for the past month…”
“100,000 have landed on our shores since this time last year.”
The article goes on to say that “the greater part of them are poor people, … few have any knowledge of farming, few have any training in skilled industries, very many of them have been traders, barterers, money lenders or peddlers, doing business with the Russian peasantry. Hardly anyone here are found to be working as common laborers but in this city, there are probably over 15,000 of them who find employment in the manufacturing of garments for men, women, and children.”
As the articles goes on to describe the simplicity of these people they are portrayed as a hard-working, honest, and diligent people, seeking to live a better life. They didn’t come to the U.S. as “terrorists.” Is this why they are so terrifying to some people? Because they are displaying God’s righteousness?
Towards the end of the article, the Jews are also described as “shrewd in business; they are very thrifty in their ways, they are very sure to find some employment once they get here. They begin to save money without loss of time. Beggars of their race are almost unknown. There are benevolent societies that provide for the needy among them.”
So the Jewish nation practices the principles of business and helping those in need–all practicle principles found in the Holy Bible, the Torah.
Is this why they “terrify” others? Because they are a nation of principle as dictated by the Lord God of Heaven?
I’m not saying that this nation is in of itself without sin or problems. ALL nations of races have sin but this particular nation exalts the Lord God of Israel and the Lord God will continue to promote and protect His elect–“I will bless those that bless thee,” is what the Lord God has commanded. This covenant extends as far back as Abraham who formally committed the Nation of Israel to the God of Creation in Heaven.
The last paragraph reflects: “the Russian government is striving to drive away the Jews under its control, and there are at least 5,000,000 Jews in Russia.”
It’s these 5,000,000 plus Jews who didn’t get to leave Europe who found themselves rounded up and in the German concentration camps, during World War II from 1939 to 1945.
World War II Jewish Veterans:
World War II consisted of Allied Nations vs the Axis Leaders:
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Jewish, Aben S. Caplan was enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1939-1945. He was in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division who served in Italy, France and Germany; Rank: Technical Sergeant and was a POW in Germany:
“When infantryman Aben Caplan was taken prisoner on the German side of the Rhine in January 1945, he was lucky in that he spoke German and could communicate with his captors. What he didn’t want to tell them, however, was that he was Jewish. Caplan found other Jews among the prisoner population, and in one of the many camps in which they lived, they were even able to hold religious services. His stories are vividly told in a series of letters he wrote to his wife and son in the last two months of the war, many of the details culled from a coded diary he kept.” More…(Veterans History Project)
Caplan wrote in his diary: “The thought of ever becoming a prisoner of war had never previously entered my mind.”
Those religious services that Caplan held were in the one very small basin washroom to avoid detection. He guarded his bible protectively hidden in a small pocket inside his coat.
For more information on Jewish Prisoners Of Wars see POWs in Germany.
For more information on Jewish Veterans in World War II see Jewish Veterans WWII.
Auschwitz Survivors Mark Liberation Anniversary
In America the Jews found life, a safe haven. They found an ally–a nation who would stand with her in times of trouble, a nation who believed in the same God of Creation. Here they could and did prosper. Here they helped to build America, with blood, sweat and tears, with their finances and ultimately with their lives who died in military prison camps defending the U.S.
They are a part of our heritage as are other nations who built America–the Native American Indians, the Hispanics, the Japanese immigrants, the Vietnamese, the Koreans, even the German and Russian immigrants, etc.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to all veterans who serve in the military for laying down their lives flowing in rivers of blood, and at great personal risk to protect the rest of us who didn’t or couldn’t serve in the military. God bless them all.
So we don’t forget, memorials to defeat atrocities at the root must be maintained and passed onto future generations — don’t let another holocaust of rivers of blood flow again.