Dutch Protestant Church admits failing Jews in World War II
The Dutch Protestant Church made a far-reaching recognition of guilt Sunday for its failure to do more to help Jews during and after World War II, and for the churchâ€™s role in preparing â€ťthe ground in which the seeds of anti-Semitism and hatred could grow.â€ť
The long-awaited, historic statement came at a solemn ceremony to mark Mondayâ€™s anniversary of the Nazisâ€™ anti-Jewish Kristallnacht pogrom, or the â€śNight of Broken Glass.â€ť
On Nov. 9, 1938, Jews were terrorized throughout Germany and Austria. At least 91 people were killed, hundreds of synagogues burned down, around 7,500 Jewish businesses vandalized, and up to 30,000 Jewish men arrested, many of whom were taken away to concentration camps....
If you didnâ€™t want a political discussion, Jim, then why would you mention Kristallnacht? That was a political event, just as the 2020 riots in Portland, Minneapolis, and other cities have been political events. And both scenarios were perpetrated by leftist radicals bent on violently overthrowing the accepted social order.
"the new Labour (British) Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, decided to maintain heavy restrictions on Jewish immigration. Before the war, Bevin had been the head of Britain's largest trade-union, the TGWU and in this capacity had led a campaign to prevent German Jews being allowed to migrate to Britain. Bevin favoured the White Paper's policy of turning Palestine into an Arab state with a Jewish minority that would have political and economic rights, and feared that the creation of a Jewish state would inflame Arab opinion and jeopardise Britain's position as the dominant power in the Middle East. Bevin also believed that displaced Holocaust survivors should be resettled in Europe instead of Palestine." (Wiki)
And today's Labour party are just as anti-semitic as Bevin was back then.
Yes, Jim, it is good to raise awareness of historic events. If Americans were not so ignorant of history, they would be able to see the parallels between German nazism in the early Twentieth Century and Democratic nazism in the early Twenty-First Century.