You and I are writing tomorrow’s history with our voices and choices.

Billions chose to ignore the evidence and believe his televised denials that it was happening. Others agreed with his propaganda that everyone who didn’t follow his ideologies should be exterminated. Many who saw the evil were afraid if they spoke out they would also be killed.

First Communists were targeted, and Social Democrats and Trade Unionists. Jehovah’s Witnesses because they refused to take an oath of obedience to him. Gay males. Freemasons. Disabled. Gypsies, Blacks, Polish, Slovenes, Serbs, Russians, Ukrainians, Spanish Republicans, and especially Jews because he considered all of these groups threats or racially inferior to his own.

Their property/land was taken. They were forced into slave labor, sex slavery, medical experimentation, concentration camps, the gas chamber . . . 6 million Jews alone, and an estimated additional 11 million from these other groups, tortured and exterminated between 1941-1945 under the commands of one evil and power-hungry man.

January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. May we never ever forget what one man is capable of doing when a culture loses its soul to politics.

Love one another, for love is of God. Those who love know God, and those who do not love do not know God. (1John 4:7-8)

Reread, my friend, aloud this time. You and I are writing tomorrow’s history with our voices and choices.

Kathy Vestal