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Iranians in Germany to visit Auschwitz
JTA ^ | 03/28/2008 | Staff

Posted on 03/28/2008 11:11:43 AM PDT by forkinsocket

Thirty Iranian expatriates living in Berlin will visit Auschwitz in April.

The ex-pats want to show Iran's president, who has denied the scope of the Holocaust, that they have no doubt about the facts of the Holocaust, "the most massive, industrialized extermination in the 20th century," a statement by organizers said.

The trip, from April 11 to 14, is sponsored by the Iranian Dialog Circle of Berlin and the Berlin educational branch of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation, which is associated with Germany's Green Party. The group also will meet with the daughter of an Auschwitz survivor in Krakow and with the leadership of the Krakow Jewish community.

The group said this week that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's questioning of the Holocaust and threatening of Israel, "has introduced a new expression of anti-Semitism onto the stage of international politics."

Iranians are associated with such statements "against their will," the statement said. "That is why many Iranians living abroad, for whom it is easier to counter these false statements about history, consider it their moral and democratic duty to show the public that they do not endorse the policy and ideology of the Islamic Republic of Iran."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; germany; holocaust; iran; jews
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1 posted on 03/28/2008 11:11:44 AM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

Looking for inspiration and hoping to pick up some tips.


2 posted on 03/28/2008 11:15:24 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (!)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Idiot! Read the article before stuffing your foot in.


3 posted on 03/28/2008 11:16:16 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (!)
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To: forkinsocket

I have been to visit Bergen-Belsen and Dachau. To see those places is something that is never forgotten. I will never figure out how one human can do that to another.


4 posted on 03/28/2008 11:18:08 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: forkinsocket

If they’re going to Germany to visit Auschwitz, they’ve got a beef with their travel agent.... Would I book a plane to Detroit to visit the Grand Canyon?


5 posted on 03/28/2008 11:21:29 AM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: Snickersnee

They’re German Iranians traveling to Auschwitz.


6 posted on 03/28/2008 11:24:16 AM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

“Here’s where it never happened.”


7 posted on 03/28/2008 11:25:32 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Snickersnee

The story says they are ex-pats living in Berlin. It’s almost a straight shot from Berlin to Krakow, maybe 4-5 hours on a tour bus.


8 posted on 03/28/2008 11:30:13 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: ladtx

That’s what I get from letting the headline take over the “story.” My bad.


9 posted on 03/28/2008 11:32:40 AM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: forkinsocket

Sincere thanks and appreciation to these brave Iranians but a word or warning, “Watch your heads”.


10 posted on 03/28/2008 11:34:45 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Snickersnee

I know what you mean. Done the same myself, sometimes the headline is too good to pass up.


11 posted on 03/28/2008 11:37:37 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: ladtx
I will never figure out how one human can do that to another.

It isn't so difficult to figure out; all that is required is a widespread, power-backed propaganda campaign insisting that certain persons are "less than"; that their humanity is in some way subservient to the "needs" of others.

We are not so holy.

We have not so completely repudiated Adolf's atrocities as to cut ourselves off from indulging in atrocities of our own. Indeed, in our own time, we have surpassed even Hitler's greatest hopes for success in removing "the least of these" from among the midst of his countrymen. Hitler destroyed millions; we have destroyed tens of millions.

We have so successfully waged a holocaust of our own that the flood tide of blood has risen to our very necks. It swirls about us and cries out for justice to the very Throne of Heaven, and to him that sits upon it.

Compared to us, Adolf Hitler was small-time.

Be assured of this: Hitler himself will arise at The Judgement and condemn us. He will stand and judge us for our hypocrisy of condemning him while perpetrating a far more egregious evil.

12 posted on 03/28/2008 11:37:41 AM PDT by HKMk23 (Only The Tribulation is a crucible sufficient to the emergence of a Bride pure enough for He Who IS.)
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To: ladtx

I visited Dachau last fall. I highly recommend it for anyone who will be in the Munich area. They have English tours, which is very nice (some historical places in Germany don’t have many English tours, if at all). Check out their website (they have an English version, too). Thanks for mentioning Bergen-Belsen, although I doubt I will be able to visit (too much paperwork).


13 posted on 03/28/2008 11:42:05 AM PDT by tlj18 (Governor Sarah Palin for Vice President!)
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To: HKMk23
Compared to us, Adolf Hitler was small-time.

Come now, get a grip on reality. We are not perfect and we've had some bad actors of our own but were nothing but small fry and nothing that even comes close to Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao etc.

14 posted on 03/28/2008 11:42:14 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: ladtx
I have been to visit Bergen-Belsen and Dachau. To see those places is something that is never forgotten.

I remeber back in the early 70's my dad was stationed in Germany. We drove to Dachau to see the concentration camp. When my dad stoped an old grey bearded German who said he was from from there to ask for directions the old German replied "Concentration camp? What concentration camp?"

You're right, not a sight to be forgotten. It was a dreart overcast day when we went which added to the mood.
15 posted on 03/28/2008 11:42:20 AM PDT by Proverbs 3-5
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To: forkinsocket

I would be interested to know what the Iranians have to say about how the Zionist Jews misbehaved so badly that Germans had no choice other than to resort to the Holocaust........


16 posted on 03/28/2008 11:43:48 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Yeah, exactly my thoughts: field research for the upcoming Iranian/Hezbollah “Wipe the Jews off of the Face of the Earth” project.


17 posted on 03/28/2008 11:51:22 AM PDT by Captain Rhino ( If we have the WILL to do it, there is nothing built in China that we cannot do without.)
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To: HKMk23

I assume you are talking about abortion?


18 posted on 03/28/2008 12:03:41 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Marysecretary

Mainly, but not exclusively.

Some continue to use catch-phrases like “quality of life” as bases for justifying other insidious evils.


19 posted on 03/28/2008 12:34:22 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Only The Tribulation is a crucible sufficient to the emergence of a Bride pure enough for He Who IS.)
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To: HKMk23

Yes, they do.


20 posted on 03/28/2008 12:35:26 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: ladtx
...nothing that even comes close to Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao etc.

48,000,000 and counting is "nothing that even comes close to Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao etc."?

21 posted on 03/28/2008 12:45:32 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Only The Tribulation is a crucible sufficient to the emergence of a Bride pure enough for He Who IS.)
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To: HKMk23

48,000,000 reference?


22 posted on 03/28/2008 1:13:30 PM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: ladtx

48,589,993 to be more exact.

http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/abortionstats.html


23 posted on 03/28/2008 3:54:48 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Only The Tribulation is a crucible sufficient to the emergence of a Bride pure enough for He Who IS.)
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