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CJ-Moki here. A word on a recent antisemitic hate crime committed at a synagogue in Capitol Hill:

I occasionally visit Capitol Hill, while on the way to go to a favorite gathering place of mine.

Earlier today, the Temple De Hirsch Sinai, a synagogue in Capitol Hill, was vandalized with extremely antisemitic graffiti, reading "HOLOCAU$T I$ FAKE HI$TORY!"

I don't know about you, but that sounds like the kind of utter madness that you'd read on someplace like Stormfront (a notorious Neo-Nazi internet forum).

For starters, every "S" in the graffiti is replaced with a dollar sign. This is an obvious reference to the antisemitic stereotype that all Jews are greedy. Second off, the idea that "HOLOCAU$T I$ FAKE HI$TORY"! is an obvious attempt at Holocaust Denial, a especially vile kind of lying. Here's a quote from former President Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower about Holocaust Denial:
I saw my first horror camp [on 12 April 1945]. It was near the town of Gotha. I have never been able to describe my emotional reactions when I first came face to face with indisputable evidence of Nazi brutality and ruthless disregard of every shred of decency. Up to that time I had known about it only generally or through secondary sources. I am certain however, that I have never at any time experienced an equal sense of shock.

I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify at first hand about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that "the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda." Some members of the visiting party were unable to go through with the ordeal. I not only did so but as soon as I returned to Patton's headquarters that evening I sent communications to both Washington and London, urging the two governments to send instantly to Germany a random group of newspaper editors and representative groups from the national legislatures. I felt that the evidence should be immediately placed before the American and the British publics in a fashion that would leave no room for cynical doubt.
 In case you couldn't tell, the Holocaust is decidedly not "FAKE HI$TORY".

I find hate crimes such as this to be utterly reprehensible.

CJ-Moki, signing off. I wonder what President Trump would think about this.

Comments

  1. Thanks. I had never heard of Ike's first hand report. Now let's ask ourselves, Why are there Holocaust deniers?.

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