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Why Holocaust only for Jews?

By Sybhan Samat

(January 27, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) January 27 has been designated as the International Holocaust Day by the United Nations Organization. So on January 27, U.N.O. will sponsor remembrance ceremonies to remind and keep alive the claim of the death of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. It is now being questioned how and why only the Jews obtained Holocaust status when the people of many other nations have in their history suffered terrible Holocausts.

One of the biggest Holocausts in human history was the killing of a million Congolese by King Leopold of Belgium. An area of land in the Congo 75 times the size of Belgium was carved out of a rubber plantation belonging to Leopold. The resident Congolese were forced to tap the trees and any worker who did not produce sufficient latex was liable to have his hands amputated. This was Company policy in King Leopold’s brutal assault on the Congolese people- 10 million died. With his ill- gotten gains Leopold built grand palaces in and around Brussels and Ostend. Joseph Conrad the world renowned author called it “ the vilest scramble for loot that ever disfigured the history of human conscience.” In world War II, 60 million non Jews died to defeat Hitler. Those who keep the memory of the Jewish Holocaust alive do not mention the Congo carnage, Stalin gulags and the American massacre; the virtual extermination of American’s native Red Indian population of 25 million in the early 19th century.

In the Congo, human beings were slaughtered for labour in America for land. In Japan countless numbers were killed by atomic bombs dropped by the US in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The non –Jewish victims of the Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin, greatly outnumbered the Jews who perished as a result of Hitler’s policies.

Authoritative estimates of the number of Chinese who perished as victims of repression, famine and forced labour under Mao-Tsetung range from 30 million to 60 million. In Cambodia, Polpot was instrumental in murdering several million of his countrymen amounting to a third of the population of the country. More recently in Ruwanda, almost one million Tutsis were massacred by Hutu militia. The Jewish Holocaust is kept alive in a number of ways. In many US and European schools focus on the war time suffering of Europe’s Jews is an obligatory part of the curriculum. Britain, Germany and Italy officially observe Holocaust Remembrance Day. There are 250 Holocaust museums and memorials world wide, most of them in the US and Europe. The largest is the official US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, which draws some 2 million visitors annually. In the year 2000, Norman G. Finkelstein a Jewish Professor at the City University of New York published a book. “The Holocaust Industries” exposing reparation frauds and shocking details of organized money grabbing rackets of Jews. Finkelstein writes that “one of the world’s most formidable military powers, with a horrendous human rights record, has cast itself as a victim state and the Jews the most successful ethnic group in the US has likewise acquired victim status. Considerable dividends come from this specious victim-hood, in particular immunity to criticism, however justified.”

It is utmost importance for Israel to keep alive their version of the Holocaust story in order to forestall political criticism and suppress debate of her cruel policies in Palestine in addition to getting sympathy and funds from US and Europe. What has caused vexation among many people is how the UN has been involved in declaring January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. What about the Holocausts inflicted in the Congo, America, China, Cambodia and Ruwanda. Why is it only that the alleged killing of 6 million Jews given Holocaust status? Why can’t the UN declare one Holocaust Day for all the other nations where real true Holocausts occurred. Is it because the Jews are a superior race? In reforming the UN the new Secretary General Ban-Ki – Moon should pay attention to this matter otherwise the charge of racism will leveled against the UN?

Apart from this, there is currently an ongoing murderous Holocaust in Palestine for the last 61 years. The occupying Israel Zionists have displaced more than 3 million Palestinians, imposed collective punishment, assassinates and abducts Palestinians leaders, imprisons many, expands settlements, indulges in target killings, kills children and innocent civilians, builds walls on Palestinian lands, bull-dozes homes and denies tax revenues due to Palestinians.

The whole- world just witnessed the Holocaust that the cruel Zionist regime inflicted on the Palestinians in Gaza on T.V. screens from 27th December, 2008 to January for 17th for 22 days. The Zionists used cluster- bombs, depleted uranium and phosperous chemical bombs on unarmed Palestinian men, women children babies and also destroyed schools, mosques, universities and UN camps causing a catastrophic upheaval in the Gaza. Incensed masses world-wide staged massive demonstrations to protest and accused the Israel leaders of genocide. From the day that Israel was established in 1948, the Zionists have always resorted to terrorism to ethnic cleanse the Christian and Muslim Arabs from Palestine and also to invade and occupy Arab lands.

Another recent attempt was in 2006, where they killed thousands of civilians in Lebanon. However due to the resistance of Hezbollah the Zionists suffered a humiliating defeat. Israel has ignored over 70 UN resolutions against her and the US and the European governments have always supported Israel. If the UN cancels the recognition of International Holocaust Day on 27th January this year it will be the first step to marginalize the Zionist regime which is now implementing an apartheid policy in Palestine by denying indigenous Arabs in Israel voting rights, building walls to separate the Palestinians and constructing Bantustan like camps exclusive for Arabs only.

In the UN continues its policy of favouring the Israelites there will be no peace. If there is no peace in Palestine, there will be no peace in the world. The whole world who witnessed the Holocaust in Gaza on their television screens now has shown a hatred for Israel. On the other hand public-opinion has leaped to unprecedented heights in favour of Palestinians. The UN must play an even hand to settle this problem, if not the UN is bound to lose it’s credibility and may even disintegrate. Perhaps the function of managing the world may fall on the shoulders of the Non-Aligned Movement and the UN may become irrelevant.
- Sri Lanka Guardian

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