Sharon: World Didn’t Help Stop Holocaust
- Israeli Prime Minister Says Jews Can Only Rely On Themselves
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Jan 26, 2005 3:14 am US/Pacific
In a speech marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Wednesday that the world “didn’t lift a finger” to stop the Holocaust.
Sharon said Jews learned a lesson from the genocide that they can only rely on themselves.
In unusually harsh remarks to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, Sharon noted that when the Nazis began deporting Jews from Hungary to the Auschwitz in large numbers in 1944, Allied forces did not bomb the railroad tracks leading to the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. He said that over a period of several weeks, more than 600,000 Jews from Hungary were killed in Auschwitz.
“The sad and terrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being killed,” Sharon said.
“At the time of the most terrible test, friends and benefactors didn’t lift a finger,” he said. “This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust.”
“The state of Israel has learned this lesson, and since its founding, it has defended itself and its residents, and provides safety to Jews everywhere. We know that we can only rely on ourselves,” he said.
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Note: Although it’s not mentioned in this article, Sharon must really be ticked off at the Zionists in Germany and elsewhere at the time, who likewise “didn’t lift a finger.” The most reasonable assumption is that no one did anything because the rumors of mass extermination were not true; that is, there was nothing to do. If we don’t have evidence to support claims of mass extermination now, the evidence certainly wasn’t available back then!