More than once the Jewish people was threatened with annihilation. It has survived. Our religious belief to many is that there is resurrection and an afterlife; and it could be that afterlife is what remains in our memory of the dead. Never forget. Therefore, to be forgotten is to be wiped off the face of the earth. So the bible says we were massacred because we sinned or because other people were jealous of us; and the people will be brought back to their land, Israel and this will show the greatness of the Lord; they were killed in foreign lands for centuries. Here we are with our land, Israel. We should remember all those slaughtered during the Holocaust and those in Poland, Ukraine, Iraq centuries before. It may be a boon for Israeli propaganda, but it was the wish of all those persecuted people in exile to return to our home for centuries. I don't think we should forget what Holocaust remembrance is about. We should remember those who died. They were good people.
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