Kentucky Newspaper on Holocaust Remembrance Day: “Jews Do Not Have Monopoly on Persecution”

Each year on January 27th, National Holocaust Remembrance Day honors and remembers the six million Jewish people killed by the Nazis during World War II.

Kentucky newspaper, suggests the day is about everyone but Jewish people. 

The Courier Journal, wants to make sure Jewish people know that they “do not have a monopoly on persecution and atrocities.”

The New York Post reports:

The op-ed, titled “Holocaust Remembrance Day is a time to remember more than one atrocity,” warned that fixating specifically on the Holocaust during such a memorial results in people “negating and trivializing the horrors of the past and the injustices of today.”

It also made a point to remind readers “Hitler was just one of many dictators.”

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

The op-ed, composed by the outlet’s five opinion contributors on Holocaust Remembrance Day, began with the declaration, “As one Louisville rabbi recently said, January 27 is a teachable moment to remember all the hate speech and all the violence that is perpetuated against religions, races and genders, all those acts committed in the past and those that continue to this day.”

The rest of the piece amounted to a mini-lecture for people who focus solely on the Jewish people during the memorial. It suggested they’re keeping other races, religions and creeds down by doing so.

The op-ed added, “For one group, for one person, to claim that the hate and violence towards them is more important than another’s, only encourages more acts of violence against others, including Black people, Asians, Hispanics, Muslims, LGBTQ+, trans-gender and Native Americans. This list is not all-inclusive.”

No word from the the Courier Journal on how we should feel about the  “monopoly on persecution and atrocities” addressed during Black History Month, Gay Pride or Women’s History Month.


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