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Is A Second Holocaust Possible?

A major study in 2013 found that due to increasing anti-Semitism in Europe a substantial number of Jews frequently or always hide their identity in public. In Sweden and France, the majority of Jews do so.

Jewish Youth from all over the world participating in the March of the Living  walk the tracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp site in Poland. (illustrative)

Jewish Youth from all over the world participating in the March of the Living walk the tracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp site in Poland. (illustrative)
Photo Credit: Yossi Zeliger / Flash 90

Is a second Holocaust possible? While not all hate-mongering leads to mass murder, history shows that genocide is usually preceded by continuous demonization of the eventual victims.

Never in history had the psychological infrastructure for genocide been prepared more thoroughly than it was before the Holocaust. In his book The Devil and the Jews, Joshua Trachtenberg summarized how Medieval Christendom viewed the Jew: as a “sorcerer, murderer, cannibal, poisoner, blasphemer.”

Experts on Jesus’s lifetime know that in Roman times the Jews had no power to kill anyone. However, the false accusation of deicide persists to this day. The Nazis and their allies added another accusation of absolute evil: “Jews are subhuman.” The culmination of the extreme defamation was the slaughter of six million Jews.

The newest accusation against the Jews of absolute evil is the claim that they behave like Nazis. As I pointed out in my recent book Demonizing Israel and the Jews, at least 150 million people in the European Union think Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians or, alternatively, behaves toward them like the Nazis did to the Jews.

A major study in 2013 by the Fundamental Rights Agency shows that due to increasing anti-Semitism in Europe a substantial number of Jews frequently or always hide their identity in public. In Sweden and France, the majority of Jews do so.

This is not to suggest that European Jewry is in danger. It remains highly unlikely that there will be a second European Holocaust against the Jews in the foreseeable future, as there is far too much resistance to that very notion in society at large.

That same resistance, however, does not exist in large parts of the Muslim world. An Iranian nuclear bomb is not the only potential source for a second Holocaust. One just has to watch the atrocities committed almost daily by Muslims, mainly against other Muslims, in Syria and Iraq.

If they were ever to gain sufficient power, there are enough Palestinians who, in league with organized jihadists, would attempt to do the same to Israel’s Jewish population.

In order to prevent such a scenario, Israel must work with sympathetic journalists and other opinion makers to educate the West about the duplicity and cruelty that has become endemic to much of the Muslim world.

About the Author: Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld’s upcoming book, “The War of a Million Cuts,” analyzes how Israel and Jews are delegitimized and how to fight it. He is a former chairman (2000-2012) of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.


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24 Responses to “Is A Second Holocaust Possible?”

  1. Yea, It’s happening now.

  2. Its possible in Ukraine..the nazi regime in Kiev is antijewish

  3. Sandy Myatt says:

    The big difference….the Muslims are doing HORRIFIC things to each other and to non Muslims. Who cares if they kill each other off…I dont! I wish theyd do it faster!

  4. You are so correct the west needs to be aware of what’s going on in the east with the Muslim take over.Because we are next

  5. Bagger Vance says:

    This western person is fully aware of this

  6. Cruéis são os povos que vivem em guerra desde o inicio dos tempos.

  7. Yes but for Palastines, you are killing children, does it ring a bell?

  8. Josh Morgan says:

    God forbid :'( All we want is to live in peace

  9. Of course it’s possible :(

  10. Yes,another Holocaust is quite possible; considering the power of the Muslim communities throughout the world and the growing cruelty of the radical Islamist.

  11. And the end will come.

  12. Chava Sa says:

    I just can’t find any sympathy for the muslims…. Especially when they r trying to kill everyone including jews

  13. Who is “Palastines” and who is killing children? Do you mean the Palestinians who have blown up Israeli children with their suicide bombers?

  14. They are killing Christians right now at an alarming rate. Syria and Central Africa are the worst places…think about that poor, pregnant 27 year old lady in Sudan who has been sentenced to death for nothing else than being a Christian! Amazing! Everywhere Sharia Law takes hold, untold suffering seems to follow for non-muslims (and even some Muslims, but mostly the non-muslims).

  15. Belial is behind all this and no one can figure it out, almost makes me cry.

  16. Endemic? The cruelty of Islam is well documented it isn’t new, it is standard operating procedure and it is over 1400 years old.

  17. Nicky Hewie says:

    We have no chance. People have voted in UKIP. Any chance of preventing suffering from cruel policies designed only to make people suffer, have failed. It’s going to get worse. We, Britain, have failed you and ourselves.

  18. Yes and Americans should be ashamed to vote into power with those who will carry it in Israel and America. Stop allying with Blacks and minorities that will only turn against us.

  19. Carolyn Dean says:

    It could if we in the West do t wake up ! It is happening already maybe not the ovens but the killings are rampant in the east ! If you are a Christian or a Jew you are in danger !

  20. INDEED HISTORY REPEATING!!

  21. Yes, Holocaust II is being prepared before our eyes — not in Europe, but in the Middle East. All Moslem countries refuse to recognize Israel's right to exist, and many of them are actively preparing to make war on Israel. In addition to the "Palestinians", Israel's deadliest enemies are the Islamic Republic of Iran and its protege Hizbullah. Sacred Islamic doctrine commands Moslems to make war on the Jews and either subjugate them to the yoke of Islam or to kill them. The hamas Charter make this clear.

  22. The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

    Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
    He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
    He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.
    He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

    The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
    Shalon!

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