( A truth but not the whole Truth)


This section could have been included on page three of this web site, but is included here.
The Holocaust, as we know it, is a truth but not the whole truth.
I recall a conversation with a Mr. Weinberg, a Jewish Holocaust Survivor, who showed me his number tattooed to his arm. In his words, "The world does realize that there was many types of people in these concentration camps besides Jews."
To isolate merely "the Jews" as victims of the holocaust, would be to promote a polarizing half-truth. Many people from around the world became victims of the Holocaust,... and the Second World War, which was the greater conflict. For one, the Holocaust did not exist out of isolation, it was part of the greater conflict, the World War. Then to single out one particular group, while ignoring all others, polarizes the issue; the truth that polarizes.
Truth is, people, from all parts of Europe, and the World became victims, including many Jews, but also a variety of others from a variety of religious groups, some directly and some indirectly. Perhaps the "greatest" victims were the young men and women who left places like Canada or the United States, losing their lives to defend unknown countries.
Let us appreciate that any conflict, any war, makes victims of us all, some directly some indirectly. With the passage of time, we can begin to appreciate how our future children may share common ancestors with those that we had fought against. We may never know how much better our world would have been if these tragedies had been avoided.