Michael Brown on Bad News for Europe’s Jews on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

A ceremony marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp and the International Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day, in Brzezinka near Oswiecim, Poland Jan. 27, 2020. (Reuters)

Despite decades of efforts to educate and warn, and despite the constant refrain of “Never forget,” much of Europe no longer remembers the Holocaust. Worse still, in some parts of Europe, it is dangerous for Jews to live as Jews.

headline today (Jan. 27) on Fox News reads, “Holocaust survivors mark Auschwitz liberation’s 75th anniversary as their stories grow in relevance.”

The article cites these sobering words from Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress: “Shame on us,” he said. “These survivors rebuilt lives. These survivors came out … and they never believed that their children and grandchildren would suffer from anti-Semitism the way they did.”

Sadly, “We have allowed the world again to have anti-Semitism.” Then, with reference to Elie Wiesel, “He told me ‘the opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.’ What we have today in the world is indifference.”

Last week, it was reported that, “A new survey claims the Holocaust is receding in collective memory, as few Americans know the death toll of Jews.”

According to the Pew Research Center report, “What Americans Know About the Holocaust,” only “45 percent of almost 11,000 Americans surveyed didn’t know the Nazis killed 6 million Jews during World War II.”

But it gets worse.

A 2019 survey indicated that, “Most Austrian adults do not know 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News