Wednesday, January 27, 2010

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today was "International Holocaust Remembrance Day" and I am late in posting. I believe it is important for Christians to remember this horrible time.

"After that awful night of devastation and persecution of the Jews which has gone down in history as 'Crystal Night', Bonhoeffer wrote in his Bible the date, 9.11.38, beside the verse in psalm 74, 'They burned all the meeting places of God in the land.' It was a night of terror, of which every Christian must be ashamed. Not far from the border with the West, in East Berlin ... there is a derelict synagogue, left unrepaired, as a memorial to that night. What happened should have raised the voice of protest from every Christian soul. So many times, Bonhoeffer urged, and often urged in vain, 'Open your mouths for the dumb.'" (The Shame and the Sacrifice: the Life and Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

The video I have found has some pictures that will surely bother you. It should. But it is not for children.

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