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post #1 of 12
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I got this email from my father. I know the cartoon is copywrite, but it was published in 2002 so I don't know where to find it. Forward this on, download the cartoon and include it in the email. I don't know if this is sanctioned by the author, but it's a good reminder.

Please read the little cartoon carefully, it's powerful. Then read the comments at the end, and please - forward it! We cannot, we must not, ever forget what happened in Europe over 60 years ago, because it could happen again. Anyone, any group, could be the target. It has been said that those who refuse to study history are doomed to repeat it. In this case, those who are attempting to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it! The hatred is already there, in place, taught to the children from infancy, with promises of glory and honor to those who carry out the plans. Forewarned is forearmed, and I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you'll do the same.
In Memoriam

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated .
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets

This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!

Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.

Please send this e-mail to 10 people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.

Please don't just delete it. It will only take you a minute to pass this along - Thanks!
post #2 of 12
Awesome, I'll do it.

Americans have such short memories. I won't ever forget. I have a WWII Vet living with me.
post #3 of 12
I can't read the cartoon V, it shows up way to small. How can I fix that?
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
When I roll my mouse over it, I get a + magnifying glass, and when I click on it the cartoon enlarges to 100% where it's readable.
post #5 of 12
Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I can't read the cartoon V, it shows up way to small. How can I fix that?
If you have Windows XP, just hover your mouse over the picture for 10 seconds. An orange/red button should appear in the lower right hand corner. Click on this and it will zoom in.

When I was younger my family lived in a neighborhood that was mostly Jewish (my house and one other house only decorated their tree for Christmas). I was fortunate enough to meet a few holocaust survivors because of some neighborhood friends.

In that same town the Jewish population established a Holocaust Center in mrmory.
post #6 of 12
That's so meaningful and true, and yes, a great reminder to us all. Thank you for passing this on, Heidi!
post #7 of 12
It worked, awesome cartoon. So true.
post #8 of 12
Too true. Thanks Heidi.
post #9 of 12
When I first saw that comic it made me tear up. It is a powerful reminder of the horrors faced by so many.
post #10 of 12
people have the memory problem. from ww2 being dropped out of some text books in some countries to American role in others.
post #11 of 12
Simple, but very powerful...

My Dad was a WII vet; and his unit liberated a concentration camp. Fifty years later, he was in a local convenience store, and the owner referred to Dad by his last name. A man buying bread came up to my Dad, shook his hand, and started crying, and thanked him profusely. Seems he remembered my Dad's name after all of those years...Dad was one of his liberators. The gentleman had come over here after the war, and had taken a job nearby where we lived!

I once took a night school class, and the teacher still had his number. It took him 60 years to come to terms with his experiences; his kids finally suggested that he teach a course about the Holocaust, based on his experiences. Up to then, he said he just wanted to forget it all.

We must NEVER forget these things, unpleasant though they are--to forget history is to repeat it. Look at Cambodia in the Vietnam War.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
post #12 of 12
This has been my favorite poem about the Holocaust:

We must never forget what happened.
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