But the third rope was still moving: the child too light was still breathing...
"For God's sake, where is God?"
And from within me, I heard a voice answer.
Where He is? This is where -- hanging here from this gallows..."
That night, the soup tasted of corpses.
I just read a book written by a child who spent time with his father in Birkenau and Auschwith concentration camps.
His descriptions are pretty shocking in places. The author, Elie Wiesel, died last year.
It's hard for me to believe that there are Holocaust deniers -- most of whose "talking points" seem to quibble with the number of people killed -- by the way, the "6 million" was a number that came from a member of the German SS.
Documentation exists for 3 - 4 million people killed, and when you read eye witness accounts like this book, listen to videos of eye witnesses, read excerpts from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Eisenhower ordered documentation to be created -- https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/
Video of French survivor:
There are very few survivors anymore, which is why Ellie Wiesel's book and other sources are so important.
Will this sort of thing happen again? Almost surely. Hell, purposeful attempts at genocide have happened repeatedly already during wars.
Why do Holocaust deniers exist? Certainly, anti-Jewish bias is a cause. But there's more to it than that. I haven't been able to completely put my finger on it...but if the deniers admitted the Holocaust, they would have to change their opinion of 'the other' -- meaning the deniers would have to change their belief system and recognize other people and other cultures as valuable. It's almost as if the deniers are resentful of the attention that Jews got because of the Holocaust.
I didn't time this post to happen during Passover -- it's just the timing of finishing a book. But it is probably an appropriate post.