“The elder Trump said “I don’t have a message” for supporters
who threatened anti-Semitic violence against a Jewish journalist, and
Melania Trump said the writer “provoked” the attacks. Attacks by Trump
supporters have continued unabated against Jewish journalists. On
Monday, I heard from a white supremacist with the Twitter name “Oven
Builder.” Also Monday, the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg thanked Trump for
“empowering” the type of person who called him “Jeff Kikeberg” in a
message telling Goldberg he would be hanged. Breitbart
News, the alt-right website until recently run by Trump’s campaign
chief, Steve Bannon, referred to Bill Kristol as a “renegade Jew” and my
colleague Anne Applebaum as a “Polish, Jewish, American elitist.”
its credit, the Trump campaign disavowed the supporter who chanted
“Jew-S-A!” at a Trump rally and the endorsement of a Ku Klux Klan
newspaper — after Trump’s initial reluctance to renounce David Duke’s
support. But you can see why such
people feel drawn to Trump. On Oct. 25, Trump supporter Alex Jones, the
conspiracy theorist and radio host Trump has praised and echoed during
the campaign, went on a diatribe about “the Jewish mafia in the United
States.” Trump himself has been raising the
anti-Semitic ante: On Oct. 2, talking about the “blood suckers” who back
international trade and, on Oct. 13, the “global power structure”
secretly scheming, a theme embraced earlier by Jones and Bannon. If
Trump didn’t recognize the anti-Semitic tropes then, he has no such
excuse now, after the widespread complaints from the ADL and others
about the laced language of the Oct. 13 speech.
new ad isn’t subtle — Protocols of the Elders of Zion-style propaganda,
as Al Franken put it. I agree with Talking Points Memo editor Josh
Marshall when he says this “is intentional and by design.” There have
been too many instances to be otherwise.When the
election returns come in Tuesday night, it will be Nov. 9 in Germany —
the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass” at
the start of the Holocaust when Nazis vandalized synagogues and
businesses. I pray that on this solemn anniversary, Americans tell Donald Trump and the world that we are never going back there. “
November 17, 1916 - Germany Promises Polish Jews Equal Rights
Pictured - Rabbis in Warsaw, 1916.
The Central Powers announced the creation of an independent Polish state on November 5, hoping to garner Polish fervor in support of the war. The Teutonic emperor’s promises, however, proved to be somewhat vague; there would be a Polish state centered on Warsaw, but it would be a client of Germany. Moreover, what powers and rights it would have were unclear.
Poles welcomed the announcement but demanded more. Germany promised an independent army first. Others were willing to go further. On November 17, the German commander of Warsaw declared equality of the Jewish religion in Poland. He did so with the backing of the German-Jewish Komitee fûr den Osten (KfdO), an organization formed to defend the rights of Eastern European Jews. the KdfO wanted to create a Jewish community recognized not only as a religious one, but a national one, with its own deputies in Parliament, schools, and language. In Warsaw they promised a Jewish corporation with its own religious leaders and full religious equality.
The KdfO was a sincere promoter of German rights, but many others, including the German and Austrian government, the Poles, and Austrian Zionists, were taken aback and annoyed at its promises. The Germans believed it was promising too much, the Poles had no desire for independent Jewish communities, and the Zionists did not trust the Poles. The promises, like most of those made to the Polish state, fizzled out.
Polish-Jewish Literature: I Had Dream byItzhak Katzenelson
I had a dream, a terrible dream: my people was no more, my people disappeared. I rose screaming: Ah! Ah! What I have dreamed is happening now! Oh, God in heaven! – Shuddering I shall cry: what for and why did my people die? What for and why in vain did it die? Not in a war, not in battle … the young, the old, and women and babies so little – – are no more, no more: wring your hands! Thus I’ll cry in sorrow both day and night: What for, my Lord, dear God, why?
Itzhak Katzenelson (1886-1944) - One
of Poland’s Jewish poets and dramatists who wrote in both Hebrew and
Yiddish. Prior to World War II he wrote mostly for children. During
the war he was consigned to the Warsaw Ghetto and later to the camp at
Vitel in France, whence he was sent to Auschwitz where he perished.
The Great Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania was raised in 1845 by the Polish-Jewish community. It was repaired in 1865, redesigned in 1903 and 1909, repainted in Rococo style in 1936 by Ghershon Horowitz, then it was restored again in 1945, as it had been devastated by the extreme right Legionaries. It nowadays hosts an exhibition entitled The Memorial of Jewish Martyrs “Chief Rabbi Dr. Mozes Rosen”.
Griffin Alexander Gluck is an American actor. He starred as Rafe Khatchadorian in the film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. On television, he is notable for his recurring role as Mason Warner on Private Practice, and leading roles as Danny Gannon in Back in the Game and Charlie in Red Band Society.
Today, 27th of January, 2016, marks the 71st anniversary of Auschwitz being liberated.
Let’s never forget. Honor all those that were lost. Not just one peoples. Now more than ever it is important to remember tolerance and not allow violence against any one type or group of people simply for being themselves or different.