The horrors of WW2 are nearly indescribable. It’s a dumpster fire of soul-searing imagery and war crimes that keep me up at night. In my many trips down history lane, the rallying cry “Never again!” has erupted time and again. I’m sure the intention is pure and that our world will not allow another mass extinction event (the Holocaust).

But what if I’m wrong?

What if the plethora of hate groups in our country and around the world are making progress in today’s society? What does this mean for our children?

Horrors of WW2

A Jewish boy surrenders in Warsaw. Just like identity of the boy, the location where this picture was taken is unclear. Warsaw Ghetto boy: another Stroop report image of the aftermath of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; the SS man on the right with the gun is Josef Blösche. By Unknown author (Franz Konrad confessed to taking some of the photographs, the rest was probably taken by photographers from Propaganda Kompanie nr 689.[1][2]) – en:Image:Warsaw-Ghetto-Josef-Bloesche-HRedit.jpg uploaded by United States Holocaust MuseumThis is a retouched picture, which means that it has been digitally altered from its original version. Modifications: artifacts and scratches removed, levels adjusted, and image sharpened. The original can be viewed here: Stroop Report – Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 06.jpg: . Modifications made by Durova., Public Domain, | Identity of the boy in the front was not confirmed. Possible identities: Artur Dąb Siemiątek, Levi Zejlinwarger (or Zeilinwarger, next to his mother, Chana (Henia) Zejlinwarger), Tsvi Nussbaum, Ludwik Simonsohn or Issrael Rondel. Channa (Hanka) Lamet – small girl on the left. Matylda Lamet Goldfinger – Hanka’s mother next to her (second from the left). Ahron Leizer (Leo) Kartuziński – teenage boy in the background with white bag on his shoulder Golda Stavarowski – in the background, first woman from the right, with one hand raised. Josef Blösche – SS man (Nazi Germany) with gun, was executed in 1969.

The Horrors of WW2, Detailed In My Book

Look at the little boy in the image above, surrendering as if he was some sort of heinous criminal. As a father and a Jew, I just can’t imagine my children suffering through the Holocaust. It’s an unbearable thought.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Holocaust Encyclopedia):

“Children were especially vulnerable to Nazi persecution. Some were targeted on supposed racial grounds, such as Jewish youngsters. Others were targeted for biological reasons, such as patients with physical or mental disabilities, or because of their alleged resistance or political activities. As many as 1.5 million Jewish children alone were murdered or died at the hands of Nazi officials or their collaborators.”

Join Me in My Quest to Stamp Out Hate

I wish the children of the Holocaust were completely free from the horrors of WW2 — the torment, terror, and death at the hands of the Nazis. I wish children today were free from online harassment, cyberbullying, and physical threats from racists and antisemites. It’s never acceptable when our young people are targeted.

Join me on the forum and let’s push back against hate.