"Even now, this blog post is the most difficult one I have tried to write. As a historian, I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment attributed to Edmund Burke, 'Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.'” One year later, these sentiments still ring true, and I can think of no further words to express the day we know as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Pastor Martin Niemöller once wrote, First they came for the socialists and I did not speak out - Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out - Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I did not … Continue reading A Little Tolerance People, Please: A Brief Commentary on Current Issues
After yesterday's Mass debacle, I was reticent to attempt Mass again so soon. However, M agreed this morning he would like to try to see if he could do better today, so off we trotted to Mass again. To my relief, he did significantly better today; we have some rough patches to work out, but I … Continue reading Independence Day Thoughts
I have always had an intense connection with the study of the Holocaust. The study of the Holocaust for me began in middle school, and is a major reason why I chose to pursue a history degree. Further study in the area stalled when I realized just how proficient I would have to become in at … Continue reading Holocaust Remembrance Day