Diario Judío México - Totalmente fuera de lugar el mensaje por el recordatorio del holocausto de Trump:

1.- Las principales deben ser recordadas por lo que eran: judíos. No fueron asesinados por ser gente e inocentes sino por ser judíos en particular.

2.- El holocausto no es el asesinato de gente inocente, el holocausto es el asesinato sistematizado con fines de lucro de gente inocente

3.- Promete luchar por las fuerzas del bien y a favor de las víctimas inocentes, irónicamente promete esto el mismo día en el que cierra la frontera de EEUU a gente inocente, víctima de las guerras civiles en los  países  árabes.

La guerra civil en Siria, no es un holocausto, es un genocidio, Asad no es Hitler, pero definitivamente es un representante “de las fuerzas del mal” y sin embargo, cínicamente Trump cierra la frontera a los refugiados igual como Roosevelt la cerró a los que venían en el Saint Louis, cuando habla de nunca permitir que gane el mal.

En la memoria del holocausto TENEMOS que enfocarnos en el hecho de que las víctimas fueron seleccionadas por pertenecer a un grupo cultural, sin ningún otro crimen sin importar raza, color, afiliación religiosa -desde ateos hasta ortodoxos-, nacionalidad, sexo o edad.

DEBEMOS recordar que fueron asesinados por grupos militares especialmente formados para matar a estos civiles, pero más importante que todo, debemos recordar que si pudieron morir tantos fue por la ausencia de heroísmo, ética, benevolencia o apoyo de la inmensa mayoría  de la población del mundo occidental y de todos sus gobiernos.  Los muy pocos actos de benevolencia no pueden limpiar la conciencia ni de los militares ni de los cómplices  incluyendo franceses, holandeses, belgas, noruegos, y en mayúsculas los criminales ESLOVACOS, HÚNGAROS, AUSTRIACOS, LITUANOS, UCRANIANOS  y POLACOS, quienes casi con júbilo y rapiña cooperaron y a veces superaron  a los criminales alemanes.

El ejemplo de los daneses, los búlgaros y en menor medida de los italianos y yugoslavos demuestra que sin la complicidad activa del resto del mundo el holocausto no hubiera sido posible.

Es como si Cuba o para el caso, México o cualquier país latinoamericano, hubiera recibido al Saint Louis, probablemente la historia hubiera sido diferente.  En el holocausto no había fuerzas del mal luchando contra fuerzas del bien, lo que hubo fueron solo fuerzas del mal que sin resistencia y con complicidad se extendieron por todo el mundo.

Cuando Trump o cualquier presidente norteamericano reconozca que después de Evian cerró prácticamente su frontera a la llegada de refugiados judíos como ahora hace con los sirios demostrarán que algo aprendieron y que no lo repetirán.

Mientras tanto les agradeceríamos que por lo menos nos ahorren su empalagosa retórica

Gracias por su tweet, pero no gracias.

 

Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement Is A Threefold Disgrace

Jake Romm

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. But “Holocaust Remembrance” is not as clear cut a phrase as it might seem. In Poland, the government is suing Holocaust scholar Jan Gross over his work on the country’s role in the genocide. In Lithuania, another blood-soaked nation that refuses to reckon with its past, we see memorials to the Holocaust defaced with pro-Nazi graffiti. On the internet, we’ve seen the recent resurgence of the Nazi sympathizing, fascist “alt-right” (they never truly went away, they’ve simply become more vocal). We see that Google, the world’s largest reference source, continues to show Holocaust denial sites as some of the first results for a search about the Holocaust. And now, in the long tradition of Jew-washing and Holocaust denial, we have President Trump’s official Holocaust Remembrance Day statement.

Let’s breakdown the statement, specifically focusing on three, glaring, despicable problems:

“…the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.”

As so many have already noted, Trump’s statement about the Holocaust excludes any mention of its primary victims, the Jews. (Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the same omission in his statement last year, and President Obama, though his Holocaust Remembrance Day statements have been admirable, Jew-washed the “Hypercacher” murders in France by referring to the Jewish victims as just a “bunch of folks in a deli in Paris”).

“Innocent people” levels all distinction in terms of victims of the Holocaust. This is not to say that any Holocaust statement ought to focus exclusively on the Jews. Other groups were targeted as well – homosexuals, Roma, the mentally and physically impaired – but the Jews were the occasion for, and primary victims of, “Nazi terror” and any mention of the Holocaust that does not begin with this fact is an assault on their memory. We turn to Ukraine, where the memorial at Babi Yar, the site of a massacre of 33,771 Jews, only commemorates the murder of the “citizens of Kiev.” In the same way that this is not a Holocaust memorial, Trump’s statement is not about the Holocaust.

Secondly, the Holocaust was not simply the murder of innocent people, it was not just another crime. In its organization, its perpetration, and its scale, it is unique among historical evil. It is an event for which the phrase “crimes against humanity” was invented. And crimes against humanity, as opposed to all other crimes, are, as Hannah Arendt writes, “crime[s] against the human status,” that is, they are crimes against what it means to be human, what humanity truly is. It is precisely because the killing was not indiscriminate, precisely because it was not merely against “innocent people,” precisely because of its targeted nature, that “Nazi terror” was a crime against humanity. To omit this fact is to omit the Holocaust altogether. “I pledge…to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good.” x The irony of his statement should be manifestly obvious to anyone who has followed Trump’s rhetoric. While Putin commits war crimes in Syria (a man whom he has consistently praised) Trump moves to indefinitely block Syrian refugees from entering the United States (and for a period of at least 120 days, refugees from elsewhere in the world). In his inaugural

“I pledge…to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good.”

The irony of his statement should be manifestly obvious to anyone who has followed Trump’s rhetoric. While Putin commits war crimes in Syria (a man whom he has consistently praised) Trump moves to indefinitely block Syrian refugees from entering the United States (and for a period of at least 120 days, refugees from elsewhere in the world). In his inaugural address Trump invoked the phrase “America First,” harkening back to the isolationist movement of the 1930s. A movement that was decidedly against intervening in World War II, and was decidedly against admitting Jewish refugees. Most famously, the United States (as well as a host of other nations) rejected the St. Louis, a ship of German Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi regime. The Syrian civil war is not the Holocaust, and Assad is not Hitler, but they are most certainly “forces of evil.” In the wake of Trump’s policy decisions and isolationist rhetoric, his pledge is empty at best. As the Anne Frank Center asked in a statement issued earlier today, “Have you no decency?” “Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest.” This is a line of rhetoric by no means restricted to Trump (consider the film “Life is Beautiful” as the most egregious purveyor of this childish nonsense), but it remains misguided and dangerous all the same. The Holocaust had stories of heroism, yes, but the empty, naive cliche about light in the darkness only diminishes the memory of the Holocaust. It is here that the most damage can be done. The Holocaust was the Götterdämmerung of Enlightenment, the moment when we realized the latent barbarism lurking beneath our culture (as Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer would write in “Dialectics of Enlightenment”). It was a break, a cataclysm against which the past and future came to be measured. It was a black hole – a pit which contains light, yes, but from which light cannot escape. We know that those scattered invisible wisps of light exist, but our focus must remain the dark. In our memory of the Holocaust, we must focus on the camps, the mobile killing squads known as the Einsatzgruppen, the collaborators. It is of the utmost importance that we constantly remind ourselves that this impulse to genocide is ever

The Syrian civil war is not the Holocaust, and Assad is not Hitler, but they are most certainly “forces of evil.” In the wake of Trump’s policy decisions and isolationist rhetoric, his pledge is empty at best. As the Anne Frank Center asked in a statement issued earlier today, “Have you no decency?” “Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest.” This is a line of rhetoric by no means restricted to Trump (consider the film “Life is Beautiful” as the most egregious purveyor of this childish nonsense), but it remains misguided and dangerous all the same. The Holocaust had stories of heroism, yes, but the empty, naive cliche about light in the darkness only diminishes the memory of the Holocaust. It is here that the most damage can be done. The Holocaust was the Götterdämmerung of Enlightenment, the moment when we realized the latent barbarism lurking beneath our culture (as Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer would write in “Dialectics of Enlightenment”). It was a break, a cataclysm against which the past and future came to be measured. It was a black hole – a pit which contains light, yes, but from which light cannot escape. We know that those scattered invisible wisps of light exist, but our focus must remain the dark. In our memory of the Holocaust, we must focus on the camps, the mobile killing squads known as the Einsatzgruppen, the collaborators. It is of the utmost importance that we constantly remind ourselves that this impulse to genocide is ever

“Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest.” This is a line of rhetoric by no means restricted to Trump (consider the film “Life is Beautiful” as the most egregious purveyor of this childish nonsense), but it remains misguided and dangerous all the same. The Holocaust had stories of heroism, yes, but the empty, naive cliche about light in the darkness only diminishes the memory of the Holocaust. It is here that the most damage can be done. The Holocaust was the Götterdämmerung of Enlightenment, the moment when we realized the latent barbarism lurking beneath our culture (as Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer would write in “Dialectics of Enlightenment”). It was a break, a cataclysm against which the past and future came to be measured. It was a black hole – a pit which contains light, yes, but from which light cannot escape. We know that those scattered invisible wisps of light exist, but our focus must remain the dark. In our memory of the Holocaust, we must focus on the camps, the mobile killing squads known as the Einsatzgruppen, the collaborators. It is of the utmost importance that we constantly remind ourselves that this impulse to genocide is ever

This is a line of rhetoric by no means restricted to Trump (consider the film “Life is Beautiful” as the most egregious purveyor of this childish nonsense), but it remains misguided and dangerous all the same. The Holocaust had stories of heroism, yes, but the empty, naive cliche about light in the darkness only diminishes the memory of the Holocaust. It is here that the most damage can be done. The Holocaust was the Götterdämmerung of Enlightenment, the moment when we realized the latent barbarism lurking beneath our culture (as Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer would write in “Dialectics of Enlightenment”). It was a break, a cataclysm against which the past and future came to be measured. It was a black hole – a pit which contains light, yes, but from which light cannot escape. We know that those scattered invisible wisps of light exist, but our focus must remain the dark. In our memory of the Holocaust, we must focus on the camps, the mobile killing squads known as the Einsatzgruppen, the collaborators. It is of the utmost importance that we constantly remind ourselves that this impulse to genocide is ever

The Holocaust was the Götterdämmerung of Enlightenment, the moment when we realized the latent barbarism lurking beneath our culture (as Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer would write in “Dialectics of Enlightenment”). It was a break, a cataclysm against which the past and future came to be measured. It was a black hole – a pit which contains light, yes, but from which light cannot escape. We know that those scattered invisible wisps of light exist, but our focus must remain the dark. In our memory of the Holocaust, we must focus on the camps, the mobile killing squads known as the Einsatzgruppen, the collaborators. It is of the utmost importance that we constantly remind ourselves that this impulse to genocide is ever

It is of the utmost importance that we constantly remind ourselves that this impulse to genocide is ever present, and that this impulse to silence and obedience in the face atrocity is ever present as well. To do otherwise, to focus on the sparse acts of heroism and kindness (a practice that Poland has recently codified) is, in a sense, Holocaust denial light. We are at risk of using Holocaust Remembrance Day as a pat on the back, as a way to remember the supposed “goodness” of humanity, as a way to indulge in the temptation to imagine ourselves as those scattered heroes of resistance, as opposed to silent bystanders or outspoken collaborators. Author and Holocaust survivor Jean Amery wrote in his book “At The Mind’s Limit,” “It goes without saying, I believe, that in Auschwitz we did not become better, more human, more humane, and more mature ethically. You do not observe dehumanized man committing his deeds and misdeeds without having all of your notions of inherent human dignity placed in doubt.” This rhetoric of light is willful blindness, it flies in the face of Amery’s writing. It is the willful refusal to confront the horrible truth that the Holocaust’s lessons are not about the dignity of humanity in the face of evil, but precisely the opposite. We must resist, now more than ever (this statement is uttered every year, and every year it is true), this focus on the light. Focus, perhaps entirely, on the dark so that we might learn of our own

Author and Holocaust survivor Jean Amery wrote in his book “At The Mind’s Limit,” “It goes without saying, I believe, that in Auschwitz we did not become better, more human, more humane, and more mature ethically. You do not observe dehumanized man committing his deeds and misdeeds without having all of your notions of inherent human dignity placed in doubt.” This rhetoric of light is willful blindness, it flies in the face of Amery’s writing. It is the willful refusal to confront the horrible truth that the Holocaust’s lessons are not about the dignity of humanity in the face of evil, but precisely the opposite. We must resist, now more than ever (this statement is uttered every year, and every year it is true), this focus on the light. Focus, perhaps entirely, on the dark so that we might learn of our own

This rhetoric of light is willful blindness, it flies in the face of Amery’s writing. It is the willful refusal to confront the horrible truth that the Holocaust’s lessons are not about the dignity of humanity in the face of evil, but precisely the opposite. We must resist, now more than ever (this statement is uttered every year, and every year it is true), this focus on the light. Focus, perhaps entirely, on the dark so that we might learn of our own baseness, so that we might negatively illumine the darkness of our own time. We honor the memory of those killed, of those who survived not with congratulatory platitudes, but with true, painful, terrible remembrance.

– From Forward.com
– From Forward.com

 

 

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  1. La comunidad Judia de mexico nos deslindamos de tan desalmado y mal ideado tueet, estamos totalmente en contra y pido la desaprobacion de la ONU y del propio estado de Israel y que el ministro Benjamin Netanyaju sea eliminado de su puesto por atentar contra la soberania de nuestro estado y sumarse a tan desalmados pensamientos como los de Donald Trum lo cual pone en peligro a la humanidad repitiendo actos que sólo Hitler manifesto en terribles tiempos. No permitamos estas acciones encontra de la Humanidad, pido se ponga solucion a esta desagradable noticia y se toman cartas en el asunto en tiempos tan delicxados para Mexico y para Israel.}

  2. Creo que hay una desconexión entre el título de esta página y sus comentarios. Se supone que sea un diario de la vida judia en mexico (un relato del diario vivir en México con todos sus placeres y tambien caos social, político y económico), pero vemos que se están enfocando en tirarle a Trump y hasta Netanyahu. Denuncien las miserias de sus políticos ahí, que son muchas.

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