(Not Int'l holocaust Day)
Let us take a moment to remember those who were murdered because they were different:
6 million Jews who were murdered including over one million children,
5 million people who were murdered because they were Polish, or Slavic, or Roma, or homosexual, or communists or other people that the Nazis believed were undeserving of life.
Remember this story:
Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Germany, 1937.
Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.