(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
I specifically mentioned the Roma and the other groups targeted for extermination in the Holocaust in an earlier thread.
Clearly many, many peoples suffered horribly at Nazi hands. I also think the Jews do rightly deserve a special day to remember the particular massively organised and systematic attempt at genocide that was partially successfully launched against them. That is in no way to detract from the massive suffering of others. Even if they don't deserve that and the HMD is to remember all victims of Nazism, then we shouldn't be permitting the far right to take over the debate and join in the sneaky argument that it's all just the Jews complaining and for all we know, even their fault - exactly what Himmler would say were he still around.
I wasn't quoting that thread though. I was responding to what you said in your post I quoted.
I'm all for rubbing poeple's noses in the consequences of racism. But the lack of focusing on none jewish groups is harming people. I don't think I have ever met someone that when it came up in conversation didn't have something racist to say about roma and gypsies. That is nowhere near true when talking about jewish poeple (and I have experienced antisemitism personally directed at me on a semi regular basis during high school, so it isn't as if that is a low bar to top).
Which is why I bring the roma up as a case in point. The fact no seriouse scholarly work was done on the roma in the holocust until the 1980s is crazy. It is way way more acceptable to say things about "travelers" than pretty much any otehr group of poeple. This has got to be atleast partly to do with the ersasure or perhaps just ignorance of the experience of roma in the holocaust. I don't see why it has to be a zero sum game. it isn't as if recognising the treatment of other groups is going to take away the horrors experienced by the jewish community in europe. You can have a specific jewish focused day if you like, which is most of the time anyway, but I don't see why others should not also be specifically remembered on actual holocaust remorial day.
Last edited by ChaoticButterfly; 3 weeks ago
But i hope other massacres get more attention, its sad to think they are being ignored when they are related to europe.