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Our Acceptance That the Holocaust Occurred Is the Least We Can Do

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Ninety-eight-year-old Lily Ebert, a holocaust survivor, told her story on the View. She was a passionate and persuasive witness of the reality of the Auschwitz concentration camp where she lost her parents and sisters.

She wants to ensure that the world never forgets the horror of what happened.

If folks can deny the tragedy of Sandy Hook, it is not too far-fetched to think that powerful deniers could persuade folks to re-write or forget history. What would be even worse, would be any attempt to rationalize or sanitize it.

The most dangerous deceptions exploit facts. Seduced by them, we succumb to disinformation. Lily’s story emphasizes a terrible truth- Some actions are unequivocally wrong and people like us did them.




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