When you must remember
Today, as mankind, we highlight the horrors of the Holocaust. Let’s take this time to reflect. It is difficult, as individuals, to believe that we could do something that would barely come close to such an act of human cruelty.
I want to point out that this post represents a continuous process of free thought, that is to say, that it evolves over time, according to the influences of the sources of information that I am adding to my knowledge and my critical mind. I encourage you to do the same, even if it evokes anger, shame and pain. I think it is extremely important to commemorate such an event.
If you have any interest in science, you may have heard of the Milgram experiments which, you can research them for yourself, have tested our weakness in moral conviction in an authoritarian context. It goes without saying that history chose Germans and Jews to be part of one of the most monstrous demonstrations in human history, but other cases of this kind have occurred over time.
The defining feature of the Holocaust, in my opinion, of course, is that it happened to “Us”. Everyone involved was in some way our immediate family. A large part of American culture comes from Europe, and Western Europe also shares several common roots. We instinctively use the term “Them” for the people involved, in order to place ourselves in the spectator’s seat. But are we not left with a haunting thought: What distinguishes “Them” from “Us”?
Peace to all who have suffered.
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on January 28, 2020 by Coach Danny