Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Devils Arithmetic, The Downfall

11 million people were murdered during the holocaust and 6 million of those were Jews. In a 12 year time, from 1933 to 1945, Adolf Hilter and his Nazi party managed to literally terminate two thirds of Europe's Jewish population. TWO THIRDS! It makes me sick to my stomach....I wish we had more remembrance when it comes to the holocaust. People in this day and age really need to remember what happened, because if we aren't careful, it could happen again.

There's two films I suggest to people. The first one gives you a clue into the man behind the swastika. This film captured the nature of Adolf Hitler and his closest followers in the last months to the last days of the "Greater German Reich". This is a German production so the language is of course German but it is by far the closest and most accurate portrayal of Hitler I have seen on film. This movie was based off the first hand accounts of Adolf Hitler's final secretary, Traudl Junge.

The second film really sends you to the other side. The side of the Jewish where family and religion was what they had. They didn't have money and they didn't have power. They lived day to day relying on family and God to help them survive. The Jewish were stepped on, pushed around, abused and tortured. I pray that you get the opportunity to view these films and I pray you continue to remember, and maybe if you remember, some one else can too, and that could spread a long way.

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