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“Jews do not have a monopoly on persecution,” complains a major newspaper on Holocaust Memorial Day


A major Kentucky newspaper published a commentary on National Holocaust Remembrance Day, telling Jews that they “have no monopoly on persecution and atrocities.”

Although the January 27 memorial focuses on the monumental tragedy of six million Jews killed by Nazi Germany during World War II, the Courier-Journal — part of the USA Today Network owned by parent company Gannet — lectured that the Day should be used to commemorate “every genocide” for the sake of inclusion.

The op-ed, titled “Holocaust Memorial Day is a Time to Remember More Than an Atrocity,” warned that the fixation on the Holocaust during such a commemoration causes people to “reflect on the horrors of the past and… negating and downplaying the injustices of today. ”

It was also important to remind readers that “Hitler was just one of many dictators.”

The claims made in the play were blasted on Twitter for being insensitive and obscuring the memorial of those killed with the progressives’ “general identity grievance.”

The op-ed, written by the outlet’s five Holocaust Remembrance Day influencers, began by declaring, “As a Louisville rabbi recently said, January 27 is an instructive moment to remember all the hate speech and all the violence , which are perpetuated against religions, races and genders, all the deeds committed in the past and which continue to this day.”

The play then made a much more controversial remark, declaring, “Jews do not have a monopoly on persecution and atrocities.”

The remainder of the play was like a mini-lecture for people to focus solely on the Jewish people during the memorial service. It suggested that by doing so, they were keeping other races, religions and beliefs in check.

The commentary added: “For one group, one person, to claim hate and violence against them is more important than that of another only encourages more acts of violence against others, including Black, Asian, Hispanic, Muslim, LGBTQ+ , transgender and Native American. This list is not all-inclusive.”

“When we as a community focus on just one religion, just one event, we negate and downplay the horrors of the past and the injustices of today,” the opinion leaders continued.

They added: “International Holocaust Day is not just a mantra about a Jewish holocaust, but about every genocide, every mass tyranny perpetrated against any group based on race, religion, gender identity and ethnic background.”

The play also commented: “Hitler was just one of many dictators. The list of tyrants past and present continues today with names from around the world.”

After continuing to state the obvious that there was more than one evil person in the story, the article ended by calling on readers to “be brave and protest violence against others and recognize that hate speech becomes hate violence.” .

Although Twitter users were neither impressed nor inspired by this comment.

Jewish conservative and prominent Twitter user Noam Blum demolished the piece on the social media platform. He tweeted an image of the article with the caption, “Brain-freak progressives can never condemn anti-Semitism without burying it in a mountain of common identity grievances.”

Actress and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman urged the play’s writers to return to their history books on the subject. She tweeted: “You haven’t done your journalistic due diligence have you? They have no idea about the Jewish final solution of the Third Reich, the extermination of a race. Do some homework and start by following @AuschwitzMuseum @HolocaustUK and @simonwiesenthal.”

User David Gaw reminded the authors: “No, Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day to commemorate the Holocaust. They even called it ‘Holocaust Remembrance Day’ to make it easier to understand.”

In response to the headline, NBC News social media editor Evan Rosenfeld claimed, “No, no, it’s not.”