Monday, April 24, 2017

Yom Hashoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day falls on the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. This year that corresponds to April 24th. The day is selected to follow the anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto.  

As to the lessons to be learned from this remembering, it is the genocide chart from Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership that speaks loudest today.

“Without the right to defend yourself, and the right to possess the means to do it, all other supposed rights are so much hot air.”
― James Carlos Blake

1 comment:

Jeffrey Smith said...

There is one point which that chart makes for confusion: for the vast majority of the Six Million, it was the gun control laws of Poland, Soviet Russia, France, Romania, etc which are pertinent, not those of Germany. A pretty substantial number of Jews escaped from the Third Reich before Sept. 1939, and most of the German Jews who died in the Holocaust were those who left Germany before the War but thought that they could stay safe in France and other countries that fell to the Nazis after war broke out. But German laws (much of which was actually passed by the Weimar government) were irrelevant to, say, the victims of the Einsatzgruppen in Byelorussia.