In August of 1942, the head of the German administration of the Lodz ghetto (a forced labor camp) ordered the deportation to the Chelmno death camp of all children of Lodz under the age of 10 (the ones too young to work in the factories). The Nazi monsters ripped these children from their parents arms. (Does this remind you of anything recently in the United States?) Then they marched the kids onto a train that carried them to Chelmno, where they were loaded into vans and gassed to death.
Is this most vile action ever undertaken by humans? I can think of none worse.
Here’s a picture of some of the monsters who worked in the camp, loading the kids, little kids, clutching their toys, onto the train that will carry them to their deaths.
On this Holocaust Remembrance Day and in this time when an ignorant mob of armed insurgents, many of them brandishing Nazi and neo-Nazi slogans and symbols, attacked our Capitol after having been incited to do so by our first overtly fascist President, it is extremely important for us not to look away, to root out the Nazis in our midst, and, via our legal system, to punish the criminals, like Trump, who drummed up or carried out the political violence. NEVER FORGET.
Will our Republican Senators continue to be complicit in Trump’s obvious fascism? Will they vote to convict him for inciting the fascist mob that beat policemen with flagpoles attached to American flags, killed one of those policemen, and clearly stated their intent to kill the VP of the United States and various Senators and Representatives? Are our Republican Senators that venal, that corrupt, that stupid? Are their memories that short? Or are they just fine with such things?
History will remember what they did or didn’t do.