Vigil held for Holocaust Day

First published in News

A small group gathered in the cold to mark Holocaust Memorial Day yesterday.

A short vigil at the peace plaque outside New Road Baptist Church in Bonn Square was held before a reflection service – attended by about 50 people – at Oxford Town Hall.

The day not only remembers the millions who were murdered during the Holocaust, but also those in the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.

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12:08pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Lord Palmerstone says...

I don't think Cambodia qualifies since Pol Pot murdered people of his own "genus". And I'm not splitting hairs . The whole Blair notion of commemorating one mass murder when there are so many-Mao Tse Tung, Stalin (Hitler) The Turks (of the Armenians) and the Lords' Resistance Army in order of victim numbers, though equally vile- was no doubt beneficial electorally. He'd not have done it otherwise. But it does tend to diminish the sufferingsof others under tyranny. And adding a little selection of Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur makes the omission of well in excess of 100 million victims even more egregious.
I don't think Cambodia qualifies since Pol Pot murdered people of his own "genus". And I'm not splitting hairs . The whole Blair notion of commemorating one mass murder when there are so many-Mao Tse Tung, Stalin (Hitler) The Turks (of the Armenians) and the Lords' Resistance Army in order of victim numbers, though equally vile- was no doubt beneficial electorally. He'd not have done it otherwise. But it does tend to diminish the sufferingsof others under tyranny. And adding a little selection of Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur makes the omission of well in excess of 100 million victims even more egregious. Lord Palmerstone
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2:37am Sun 27 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Why is there no mention of the mass murder at this moment being committed by the Jews against the Palestinians on a daily basis.
Why is there no mention of the mass murder at this moment being committed by the Jews against the Palestinians on a daily basis. Grunden Skip
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7:31am Tue 29 Jan 13

Lord Palmerstone says...

Grunden Skip wrote:
Why is there no mention of the mass murder at this moment being committed by the Jews against the Palestinians on a daily basis.
A-because it's not happening
B-because genetically they are identical, so if it was happening it wouldn't be a "genocide"
I thank you
[quote][p][bold]Grunden Skip[/bold] wrote: Why is there no mention of the mass murder at this moment being committed by the Jews against the Palestinians on a daily basis.[/p][/quote]A-because it's not happening B-because genetically they are identical, so if it was happening it wouldn't be a "genocide" I thank you Lord Palmerstone
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