December 20, 2011
“Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history. He admired the camps for Boer prisoners in South Africa and for the Indians in the wild west; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America’s extermination – by starvation and uneven combat – of the red savages who could not be tamed by captivity.”
– P. 202, “Adolph Hitler” by John Toland
This year, let’s celebrate the holidays by learning a bit about the great American genocide. Never is the time wrong to address what Elie Wiesel calls the “double murder” of holocaust – first the destruction of people’s lives, and second, the cover up and denial that follows.