Holocaust Deniers & Other Haters
Lest We Forget
Holocaust deniers, anti-Semites, and "armchair liberals" are our worst enemies
Recently I reread the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, which described the horrors of the Holocaust which he, the author, survived and which exterminated his whole family and left him alone in the world. The trauma, panic and unbelievable physical and psychic pain which my family, my fellow Jews and I experienced during the Hitler era prompted me to express my bottomless dismay and anger against those who deny this unthinkable, abominable event which cost six million unsuspecting, innocent Jewish people their lives, to say nothing of the trauma and abuse suffered by those of us who experienced these atrocities. To deny that this part of history occurred is in itself a heinous crime!
Time and again we read about the enemies of our people. Mohammad Khatami, President of Iran and the late Ayatollah Khomeini, Willis Carto, Bradley Smith, David Irving and a host of others, including some Jews and former Jews who agree and fight against their own brethren in revising history to suit their malevolent, satanic minds. The last are self haters whose very venom has destroyed their integrity, their intelligence and their souls.
The deniers are the deserters who spew hatred wherever they can. They are the undeclared miniature Hitlers of the world, who are capable of bringing out the criminals of our universe to assist them in spreading their prevarications wherever possible. They are of the same mentality as those who scapegoated us by inventing the blood libel (the preposterous lie that we use the blood of Christians in our Matzos for our Passover Seders) eons of years ago.
David Irving was, when he took Deborah Lipstadt to court, exposed for his endless prevarications in his book. Although he went into bankruptcy, he continued to peddle his venomous literature. The only country that allowed him free speech for his hateful propaganda was the United States, which he alleged was “controlled by Jews.”
What lessons do we learn from all that we have experienced? We have learned that we must defend ourselves, that we need to recognize our self worth, to fight back, and most of all to prevent future occurrences of the outrage that was the Holocaust!
Dr. Ursula A. Falk is a psychotherapist in private practice and the co-author, with Dr. Gerhard Falk, of Youth Culture and the Generation Gap.