74 and 73 Years Ago Respectively

May 22, 1942-May 23, 1943

Published May 20, 2016, issue of May 19, 2016.

For those of you dedicated righteously to the belief that the Israelis are the procurators and the Palestinians are the hopelessly mistreated… for those of you who believe that Israel is committing crimes of genocide against the Palestinians and that they are wrongfully shooting to death Palestinians randomly attacking Israelis with knives, and who believe Israelis are overzealous in their attacks in Gaza, in Lebanon, in Syria and throughout the Middle East… and for those of you who believe in your hearts that the Israelis are the modern butchers of innocents, who kill without regard for life or the law… and for those of you who believe that it is the Israelis holding up the peace process with Hezbollah, Hamas, Fatah, Iran, Syria and a host of Arab nations who daily promise the annihilation of Israel, here is some food for thought and for levity as these small historical bits provide a sense of dimension utterly lost in the debate today between good and bad when it comes to Israel, Jews and the Islamic radical menace.

May 22, 1942

From the Ozorkov ghetto, Poland, 300 Jewish children are deported to the Chelmno extermination camp.

In the course of the last Aktion in the Dohlhinov ghetto, Belorussian S.S.R., the SS kills 4,500 Jews (in one day) but spares the lives of 500 skilled workers.

The Nazis deport 1,000 Jews from the Polish town of Tyszovce to the Belzec concentration camp.

May 23, 1943

The Nazis take 1,000 Jews from the ghetto of Stryj, Poland (today the Ukraine) and shoot them in the Jewish cemetery.

Publisher’s Note:

These statistics of savagery and genocide of our people which are largely incomprehensible for thinking human beings to grasp, are taken from Simon Wiesenthal’s “Every Day Remembrance Day.” They are statistics about slaughter in sharp contrast to anything happening in the killing fields of the Middle East today. The 250,000 dead in Syria during the past four years is child’s play compared to the Holocaust. There is no basis for comparison between the Holocaust and what happened to our people and the alleged subjugation of the Palestinian people by Israel – no basis for comparison whatsoever.

– Joshua Resnek

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