An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
67 years ago, on May 7, the war in Europe was pretty much over, with Germany’s unconditional surrender.
Before the surrender, troops made some horrifying discoveries.
Did the U.S. government know? Some say yes. Some say it was beyond anyone’s comprehension that this could be so. Whatever the case, could we, as a nation, have stopped it, if we did know. FDR was in office. There was a lot of anti-Semites in his administration. If the public knew, would they have demanded an end to the slaughter. I would hope so, but honestly, I really don’t know.
The human mind really can’t conceive of man’s inhumanity, even now, so many years later, with all the evidence, the photos, the personal accounts, the eyewitnesses, our minds really aren’t equipped to comprehend the horror. Approximately, 11,000,000 human beings were murdered in the Nazi death camps, 6,000,000 to 7,000,000 were Jewish. Catholics, gypsies, undesirables, infirm, political dissidents, and many others, all found there way to Hitler’s lists.
I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was baptized as a baby in the Lutheran church. I grew up in the Presbyterian church. I am now a member of a Bible believing Southern Baptist church. But today?
Today, I am a Jew. And I remember.