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
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