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July 17, 2018

"Never Again!" Belongs to the Holocaust --

not an anti-gun-rights book and campaign

Using the Holocaust this way is disgraceful

By Dov Marhoffer, JPFO Board of Advisors. July 17th, 2018

I am a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. I am one of a rapidly dwindling number of eyewitnesses to the Nazi Holocaust, the most systematic genocide of all time.

I regularly speak at high schools, universities, and community events, sharing my eyewitness account with newer generations of Americans who have no concept of the horrors governments can inflict. I feel a duty to keep alive the memories of millions of Jews who were murdered by Adolf Hitler's Germany and who cannot speak for themselves.

Today, misinformed students cynically led by progressives are using that event and its rallying call to confiscate guns and turn them over to government--the exact opposite of the core lessons to be learned. This is so fundamentally wrong no justification can excuse it. Naming a book Never Again!--which is a desperate call to arms--to address drug-addled, video-mesmerized, psychotic, murderous classmates --misappropriates and reverses the central messages and lessons of the Holocaust.

In our increasingly cynical age, it is vitally important to present myself as living proof of that horror to audiences, whose entire knowledge of it comes from musty history books and grainy YouTube videos, if at all.

George Santayana presciently wrote, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." .......

The full article is a 'must read' - putting 'Never Again' in its right context. "Misappropriating the 'Never Again!' slogan to protest school murders trades on the outrage of the Holocaust, diluting its unique, well-established seven-decades-long connection to this singular historical event."

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