Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
According to the News, Wikipedia, Books, Newspapers, Magazines and almost everything else the Holocaust was the genocide of an estimated 6 million Jews, 1 million Gypsies, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime.
Even though I agree that such a thing should not be forgotten, why do we not remember other horrific events that happened during that time period?
Are we saying with this that the Germans were the only “bad guys” in that war? Do not misunderstand me, what the Germans did was pure cruelty; but on the other hand, so was the two atomic bombings by the Americans, so was the use of Gulags by the Russians, so is the occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel under the excuse of the Bible and the Holocaust; Yes, Israel as we know it today was born out of WWII. There is no innocent party involved in the second world war. I’m talking about leaders, generals, politicians, etc. They are all guilty of committing crimes against humanity.
In having said this, I remember this day as the World War II remembrance day, and not just the holocaust.