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For Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Week - the 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz

"Netanyahu: Allies could have saved 4 million Jews if they’d bombed death camps in 1942" The Times of Israel, 4/24/17
 
Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu condemned int'l complacency
to earlier intel of Nazi's mass murdering of Jewish people 
at Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance ceremony 
"In bitter Holocaust Remembrance Day speech citing new UN documents, Israel's PM castigates global indifference 75 years ago, says it persists today.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday launched a blistering assault on Allied policy during World War II, saying world powers’ failure to bomb the Nazi concentration camps from 1942 cost the lives of four million Jews and millions of others.

Citing recently released UN documents
that show the Allies were aware of the scale of the Holocaust in 1942, some two years earlier than previously assumed, Netanyahu said in a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day that this new research assumed “a terrible significance.”
Film stills from "What the Allies Knew" by Virginie Linhart,
produced by Fabienne Servan-Schreiber and Cinétévé

“If the powers in 1942 had acted against the death camps — and all that was needed was repeated bombing of the camps — had they acted then, they could have saved 4 million Jews and millions of other people,” he said at the official state ceremony marking the start of the memorial day.
Allies declined bombinb railways leading to genocide camps 

“The powers knew, and they did not act,” he told the audience at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. “When terrible crimes were being committed against the Jews, when our brothers and sisters were being sent to the furnaces,” he went on, “the powers knew and did not act.”

In a bleak and bitter address, the Israeli prime minister said that the Holocaust was enabled by three factors: the vast hatred of the Jews, global indifference to the horrors, and “the terrible weakness of our people in the Diaspora.”
Iran's "World without Zionism" (photo: BlazingCatFur)
Anti-Semitism had not disappeared, and “it would be naive to think” that it would do so in the foreseeable future, he said. It was being exacerbated by “hatred from the East,” led by Iran and the Islamic State, he added.

"Bombing Auschwitz" 75th Anniversary Preview: The Great Moral Dilemma of the 20th Century
In May 1944, Rabbi Michael Weissmandl sent the Auschwitz Protocol, along with a plea for help and a demand for Allied air forces to bomb Auschwitz, to Roswell McClelland at the War Refugee Board in Switzerland.

Should the Allies have risked killing Auschwitz prisoners and bombed the camp to stop future atrocities? Join historians, survivors and experts as they consider one of the great moral dilemmas of the 20th century.
 
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D-Day to V-E Day: World War II continued for almost 11 months after the successful Normandy landings in France on June 6, 1944, commonly known as D-Day.
American troops liberating Dachau Concentration Camp

At "The Liberators" documentary screening by the Zachor Foundation, Holocaust survivors, Ben Lesser and Joshua Kaufman discuss their reunions with the Yankee soldiers who liberated them from Dachau Concentration Camp.

   

Roumanian Holocaust survivor, Amram Deutsch, recounts his experiences in Nazi camps.

 

Czech Republic's Consul General Pavel Sepelak and Prof. Abraham Sion of Ariel University in Samaria discuss the Allies' mistake of sacrificing Czechoslovakia to delay war with Nazi Germany.

Watch acclaimed, "Son of Saul," drama here (since TV programmers omit the Oscar-winner this Holocaust Remembrance Week)


Auschwitz Nazi commands Son of Saul's Géza Röhrig
(Updated 1/23/20) Golden Globe and Academy Award winner, Son of Saul, depicts Hungarian-Jewish volunteers  participating in the National Socialists' genocide of Jewish Europeans at Auschwitz concentration camp. It may be the most realistic depiction of the worst genocide in the civilized world. Why, during the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, aren't staffs at TV channels showing it?

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer (portrayed by Géza Röhrig) is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners removed from prison duty for electing to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son.



Mr. Rohrig's portrayal of the leading role in 2015 Holocaust drama "Son of Saul" helped earn the graphic Hungarian, Holocaust re-creation Best Foreign Language Film recognition from both Hollywood's Golden Globes and the Academy Awards in 2016.



Review of "Son of Saul-  A stunning, excoriating Holocaust drama" Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian 28 April '16:

Laslo Nemes on JooTube.TV
The experience of evil and the experience of being in hell are what are offered by this devastating and terrifying film by László Nemes, set in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp in 1944.
Saul, played by the 48-year-old Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig, is a Jewish prisoner who has been made part of the Sonderkommando, inmates given tiny, temporary privileges in return for policing their own extermination. They must manage the day-to-day business of herding bewildered prisoners out of the trains and up to the very doors of the gas chambers and then removing the bodies, the chief task being to pacify the victims in advance with their simple presence, silently shoring up the Nazi soldiers’ reassuring lies about these being simply showers. They are bit-part players in a theatre of horror.

More than 40 dignitaries gathered in Jerusalem today to attend the World Holocaust Forum during International Holocaust Remembrance Week which culminates on Monday 27 January - commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
 

All US TV network affiliates in Los Angeles found it fit to pre-empt regular programming to air hours of the Senate's hearing to impeach the pro-Jewish President Donald Trump. The prosecution is being spearheaded by liberal Jewish Congressmen Adam Schiff and Jerome Nadler, supported by Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Despite Son of Saul's lauded, educational depiction of the conditions under European, National Socialist (Nazi) rule, just 4-years after winning the Oscar, no TV programmer in the US is telecasting Son of Saul. Why not?

  
For an International Holocaust Remembrance Day program in 2017, L.A. Museum of the Holocaust's Paul Nussbaum, and fellow, Hungarian-Jewish American immigrant, Steven Geiger, (founder of the Mensch Foundation) presented the film's screening, accompanied by a talk with Hungarian-Jewish actor Geza Rohrig, who portrayed "Son of Saul" Auslander.


Academy Award winning actor, Geza Rohrig ("Son of Saul") answered audience questions at L.A. Museum of the Holocaust's screening of Son of Saul on the weekend of Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day in Los Angeles. Moderated by Paul S. Nussbaum, L.A. MotH's President.


Following the discussion with Son of Saul's Geza Rohrig and L.A. Museum of Holocaust's Paul Nussbaum, Mensch Foundation founder, Steven Geiger, introduces Tamas Szeles, Hungarian Consul General in Los Angeles.



"Son of Saul" spurs Mensch Foundation's Steven Geiger to offer an exposition of the history of Jewry and anti-Semitism in Hungary. 

Watch Son of Saul for $4 via YouTube pay-per-rental:


If you'd like to watch it on your big-screen O.T.T., though it is not on Netflix, it is on Amazon Prime Video here.

How director Laszlo Nemes' Hungarian-Jewish identity contributed to Son of Saul's winning Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Then Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Laszlo Nemes, reveals to JooTube his own Jewish identity- and responds to the dilemma of Jewish-centric questions in producing the film.

Following a Hollywood screening, Hungarian, anti-Semitism expert and author, Mrs. Susanne Reyto, reacts to the movie.

Mrs. Reyto explains how Arab countries adopted their Nazi-allies' political antisemitism to unify pan-Arab populations against. Under the guidance of Jerusalem Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini and Egypt's President Nasser, they Islamized Germany's propaganda experts to politicize existing Muslim Jew-hatred - to oppose the legal sanctuary for Jews in Palestine. 


They continued the expulsion of Jewish citizens from Arab countries, which started in Iraq in 1941. By Israel's statehood in 1948, Muslims had expelled approximately 900,000 Jewish citizens and appropriated their homes, property, possessions, savings, and businesses - in the Nazi-style.