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    • Kevin
    • 20.10.09 | 17:12 (IST)

    I still feel that bombing the tracks and gas chambers at Auschwitz would have sent a powerful message to the Nazi leadership that the world knew what was going on. That they weighed world opinion in their decision making is evidenced by the ?Potemkin? camp at Theresienstadt. The heroic acts of the Danish people in rescuing their Jewish population by ferrying them to safety in Sweden is well known ? but even the relatively few Danish Jews who were sent to the camps fared much better than most because the Danish Red Cross visited them regularly. The Nazis knew the Danes were watching and accordingly gave Danish Jews better treatment. Very few died in the Shoah as a result. The actions of individuals and governments DID make a difference and DID save lives! As for the innocence of those in a position to take action who do nothing while others are murdered, does not Torah command ?You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor? (Lev. 19:16)?

    from the article: Study: Ben-Gurion changed his mind on Allied bombing of Auschwitz
    First published 20:53 12.10.09 | Last updated 09:55 13.10.09
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