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From the Archive — In Memory of Broken Glass

This would have been a good article to republish under any circumstances.  In light of recent events, though, it’s even more important that we remember this thing, and that we swear, solemnly and before all that we all hold holy in this world, that it will never happen again, to any people on this planet.

I’ve checked the Map, and Israel Island is still there.  Spare a moment, I beg ye, whoever ye may be and whatever be thy creed and faith, and visit this place, and pray for the souls of the dead, for the Righteous Gentiles, and for all who died as the result of a madman’s insanity.

“Rest quietly, for we will not repeat the evil….”

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Kristallnacht blog

While we’re remembering our veterans today, both alive and dead, it’s appropriate that we remember others as well, who died for no reason other than the desires of a madman. I will tell you right now that this isn’t a light article, a happy fashion piece or a visit to some beautiful vista, and I pull no punches in my subject or my choice of language. If you find this a hard thing, my sorrow for you, and you should move on to another blog for now. But an evil this great must be remembered; must be kept alive in the history of the world, so that we may see the signs and take steps to stop it before it grabs hold of us again.

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In Memory of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht blog

I missed this by a few days, but better late than never; and, while we’re remembering our veterans today, both alive and dead, it’s appropriate that we remember others as well, who died for no reason other than the desires of a madman. I will tell you right now that this isn’t a light article, a happy fashion piece or a visit to some beautiful vista, and I pull no punches in my subject or my choice of language. If you find this a hard thing, my sorrow for you, and you should move on to another blog for now. But an evil this great must be remembered; must be kept alive in the history of the world, so that we may see the signs and take steps to stop it before it grabs hold of us again.

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Holocaust Museum Plans Second Life Exhibit on Kristallnacht

A piece of virtual-world news linked to the Real World — and that should not be ignored by anyone….

The MedC2.org blog reports that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum plans an in-world version of its exhibit on Kristallnacht, set to open next week.

The project was inspired by a separate effort from the summer of 2007 with Global Kids on the Teen Grid that asked a group of high school students to conceive of an interactive space around the event. The teens produced a design document that Involve has now interpreted and brought to life. Users take the role of a journalist investigating what happened on the Night of Broken Glass, listening to testimony from Holocaust survivors and examining artifacts in a ransacked section of a city.

Read their article for more information, please; but I can add this myself in a related commentary:  I have been to the Holocaust Museum in real life, the year before I moved to my current home in Alabama.  I have seen the exhibits and the evidence.  And I can state, with utter conviction, that any who insist the indignities, brutalities and atrocities committed upon 6 million Jews, and 4 million more people besides, did not happen, are either willfully blind, choosing to bury their heads in the sand against the screaming cry of blood and history — or viciously perverted in heart and nature, and trying to manipulate the historical record for their own ends.  The blood of those lost souls cries out from the ground against us, and compels us to remember these events, so that the evil shall never again be repeated.

If one person comes away from this exhibit with an understanding of what happened that night, and what that night led up to, then the quality of the Museum’s work will be good.  Please attend if you have any chance.

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