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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/05/2021 01:11 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/05/2021 01:22 PM
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A Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2021

Washington, DC...On Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — we stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in America, Israel, and around the world to remember and reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust. An estimated six million Jews perished alongside millions of other innocent victims — Roma and Sinti, Slavs, disabled persons, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others — systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators in one of the cruelest and most heinous campaigns in human history.


(Editor's Note: On the back of the photo above was written "The Last Jew in VinnitsaIf you want to force yourself to study what humans are truly capable of doing to other humans when they have been scapegoated study the Einsatzgruppen.  The SS Death squads that followed the German Army after Operation Barbarossa.  Millions of Jews and others were at times forced to dig their own graves, told to strip, many women holding children, waiting in line to be killed.  Those awaiting death were even forced to position themselves to fall after they had been shot to maximize the number of corpses that could fit in a pit. On September 29–30, 1941 33,771 Jews in Babi Yar were killed in this manor. The phycological horror in addition to their actual death for these victims is unimaginable."  The actions of the Einsatzgruppen and personal nature of their killings were so horrific that if possible makes the inhumanities of gas chambers and death camps almost benign in comparison.)




We honor the memories of precious lives lost, contemplate the incomprehensible wound to our humanity, mourn for the communities broken and scattered, and embrace those who survived the Holocaust — some of whom are still with us today, continuing to embody extraordinary resilience after all these years. Having borne witness to the depths of evil, these survivors remind us of the vital refrain: “never again.” The history of the Holocaust is forever seared into the history of humankind, and it is the shared responsibility of all people to ensure that the horrors of the Shoah can never be erased from our collective memory.

It is painful to remember. It is human nature to want to leave the past behind. But in order to prevent a tragedy like the Holocaust from happening again, we must share the truth of this dark period with each new generation. All of us must understand the depravity that is possible when governments back policies fueled by hatred, when we dehumanize groups of people, and when ordinary people decide that it is easier to look away or go along than to speak out. Our children and grandchildren must learn where those roads lead, so that the commitment of “never again” lives strongly in their hearts.

I remember learning about the horrors of the Holocaust from my father when I was growing up, and I have sought to impart that history to my own children and grandchildren in turn. I have taken them on separate visits to Dachau, so that they could see for themselves what happened there, and to impress on them the urgency to speak out whenever they witness anti-Semitism or any form of ethnic and religious hatred, racism, homophobia, or xenophobia. The legacy of the Holocaust must always remind us that silence in the face of such bigotry is complicity — remembering, as Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote, that there are moments when “indifference to evil is worse than evil itself.”

Those who survived the Holocaust are an inspiration to every single one of us. Yet they continue to live with the unique mental and physical scars from the unconscionable trauma of the Holocaust, with many survivors in the United States living in poverty. When I served as Vice President, I helped secure Federal funding for grants to support Holocaust survivors — but we must do more to pursue justice and dignity for survivors and their heirs. We have a moral imperative to recognize the pain survivors carry, support them, and ensure that their memories and experiences of the Holocaust are neither denied nor distorted, and that the lessons for all humanity are never forgotten.

Holocaust survivors and their descendants — and each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild of those who lost their lives — are living proof that love and hope will always triumph over murder and destruction. Every child and grandchild of a survivor is a testament to resilience, and a living rebuke to those who sought to extinguish the future of the Jewish people and others who were targeted.

Yom HaShoah reminds us not only of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, but also reinforces our ongoing duty to counter all forms of dehumanizing bigotry directed against the LGBTQ+, disability, and other marginalized communities. While hate may never be permanently defeated, it must always be confronted and condemned. When we recognize the fundamental human dignity of all people, we help to build a more just and peaceful world. In the memory of all those who were lost, and in honor of all those who survived, we must continue to work toward a better, freer, and more just future for all humankind.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 4 through April 11, 2021, as a week of observance of the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, and call upon the people of the United States to observe this week and pause to remember victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of April, two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

 

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Posted on: 2021-04-05 13:19:25   By: Anonymous
 
That picture is just what Derek Chauvin did to George Floyd.

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    Posted on: 2021-04-05 13:52:38   By: Anonymous
     

    George died of a OD.

    https://player.vimeo.com/video/458341529?fbclid=IwAR1zgzWsUtg0zT2MmqrYC8EvNtVfqME5CVZPbEy2fqGbRs3Mp25O3GwlcEI


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      Posted on: 2021-04-05 14:02:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Baloney.....You know and I know George had his faults, as many do. However he did not deserve to be murdered by Chauvin and his thugs in blue. If you're watching the trial you've seen 4 or 5 police officers, including the chief of police testify that Chauvin used unreasonable deadly force. That's what caused Floyd's death.
      Floyd probably abused drugs his whole life, an experienced user. He also had heart disease. Somehow he managed to walk around day after day, year after year, in this condition. No problem....Until Chauvin and his pig buddies showed up and murdered him.

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        Posted on: 2021-04-05 14:11:08   By: Anonymous
         
        watch the video i posted above.

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    Posted on: 2021-04-05 15:24:30   By: Anonymous
     
    95% of the Blacks murdered like Floyd was, was done by democrat cops, hired by democrats running democrat cities, in democrat run states. The Ignoranus Racist Bigots called dumpacraps have the nerve to call the Right racist? Tell a lie enough, the small minded party that created the Klu Klux Klan are dumb enough to believe it. It's amazing how easily they have been manipulated, duped, made to look as dumb as, well as dumb as a dumbacrat.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-04-05 13:33:31   By: Anonymous
 
We saw this early-stage behavior surfacing Jan. 6 at the Capitol Insurrection. Men willing to beat and kill the officers they pretend to support with their "thin blue line" flags. If people can't see or admit the violent uprising we're going down in America, they need to follow the trends of white nationalists getting bolder and bolder.

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    Posted on: 2021-04-05 13:50:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Really you are going there? "bear spray" is not systematic killing. That you would even try a comparison shows a politicization of news events that minimizes actual horrors

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    Re: Bolder and bolder?
    Posted on: 2021-04-05 13:50:56   By: Anonymous
     
    You sir are a complete idiot along with the first poster. Trump supporters this last year were assaulted by the thousands. This January 6 episode had hundreds involved but probably less than 30 actually doing damage. Also, where was your unbiased outrage regarding the BLM riots (protests) where hundreds of buildings were burned, looted and a complete takeover of parts of Seattle and Portland. So, STFU!!!

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    Posted on: 2021-04-05 13:54:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Antifa did that. Turn the news channel for a bit more of the truth.

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      Posted on: 2021-04-05 14:02:33   By: Anonymous
       
      You’re wrong there, no such thing as truth in the news today .


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      Q Lies, Gulliable trumpbots
      Posted on: 2021-04-05 14:04:37   By: Anonymous
       
      What a sorry thread, where is this nation going with some believing lies such as above?


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        Re The stupidity of a 'Dumbacrat' is astounding
        Posted on: 2021-04-05 15:30:17   By: Anonymous
         
        Well it's hard not to believe that dumbacraps are easily manipulated. The left politicians have their idiot voters wrapped around their little fingers. I've never seen so many idiots bobbing their head just like a bobblehead, the only difference is bobbleheads seems to be smarter then a dem these days.

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      Posted on: 2021-04-05 14:08:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Funny those Antifa people all saying they came to the Capitol on the 6th because Trump asked them to. And strange the same Antifa people begged Trump for a pardon when they were arrested. Really weird some of those Antifa people are proud boy and oathkeeper members too. Didn't know those organizations allowed Antifa within their ranks.

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        Posted on: 2021-04-05 14:14:11   By: Anonymous
         
        You probably don't believe the Holocaust never happened too.

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          Posted on: 2021-04-05 18:24:00   By: Anonymous
           
          The stupid is thick with this one^

          Of I course I don't believe the holocaust never happened.

          Not does anyone with an ounce of common sense.

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      Re:Antifa?
      Posted on: 2021-04-06 08:27:16   By: Anonymous
       
      You won't find any antifa people that vote Republican or are conservatives. The antifa crazies are your typical liberal democrat!

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Awful
Posted on: 2021-04-05 15:18:05   By: Anonymous
 
What an awful and extraordinarily offensive picture to post. What purpose does it serve?

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    Re: Awful
    Posted on: 2021-04-05 15:43:30   By: Anonymous
     
    Glad they did. We trivialize "offences" so much now we need to remember what real evil is!

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      Re: Awful
      Posted on: 2021-04-05 15:53:59   By: Anonymous
       
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPbdf2CE0LM

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    Re: That the Picture of Today's Democrat Party Ready to Pull The Trigger
    Posted on: 2021-04-05 16:02:46   By: Anonymous
     


    Look closely at that person with the gun. Think about that party that wore white robes and white hoods and killed not only tens of thousands of Americans, but also did not want to even let other Americans to have civil rights, education like their kids, to eat next to one, sleep in the same building, drink from the same water fountain, all because of their skin color. That and they thought owning slaves to do their work was perfectly normal.
    Look closely at the person with the gun. That political party took all the guns away from the citizens of that country, and those people were so easily manipulated by their party it was pathetic.
    Look closely at the person with the gun. Can you say there's today's democrat party all over again?
    Look closely at the person with that gun. Now think of John Booth, a democrat, behind Abraham Lincoln, about to pull the trigger because a democrat was outraged that President Lincoln thought just like another Republican President, our 3rd President of the United States Thomas Jefferson that all men are created equal.
    A brutal, ugly, picture of what a one rule, corrupt party, who took away the guns from an entire country by simply manipulating the citizens by continuing to point their corrupt fingers at anyone who questioned them and they too had their Media on their side.
    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”


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