The lesson we haven’t learned from the Holocaust is that we are still putting people in groups.
One of the reasons why the Nazis were so efficient in killing millions is because they were able to put people in groups. It made it easier for the “normal” citizens to accept the horrors of WWII and the Holocaust.
When someone is different then you, it makes you more indifferent to the fate of that person.
Today we do the same thing but we have replaced the idea of groups with the scientific term “Ethnicity.”
Determining that someone has a different ethnicity makes it easier to look away from what happens to them.
It is true, that different people have some distinct genetic characteristics, but the similarities we all have, outweigh the differences.
Even in some Holocaust literature, I have seen the term Ethnicity, but only if we start to accept that there is only one Ethnicity, namely Human, only then we can start thinking of eradicating hate and indifference.
Hanička “Hana” aka Hana Bradyová -Ethnicity Human
Benjamin Fondane -Ethnicity Human
Józef Noji -Ethnicity Human
Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury aka Boy Ecury- Ethnicity Human
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