Mr. President, the Holocaust is the Murder of six Million Jews

As Rabbi for Trump I have constantly fought for Mr. Trump , been attacked for this and won’t back down. There is no need for him to be repeatedly asked about anti-Semitism; he is certainly a dedicated friend to Israel and I believe to the Jewish people.

Recently, a religious reporter, in my opinion asked a rambling incoherent question regarding anti-Semitism. Mr. Trump has repeatedly answered this question and should merely have answered that he supports Israel and the Jewish people. One issue which disturbs me greatly is that if one questions any statement from President Trump or the White House one is considered a traitor. The vice president visited  the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. This was an opportunity to remark that the Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews. Again, according to the news, he intentionally omitted this statement. This time one cannot blame a Russian Jew who served on the President’s staff. I understand that in the light of the world’s problems there are other significant issues. But for me, an immigrant and refugee born in a displaced person’s camp, the child of Holocaust survivors who lost their entire families in the Shoah, this is a fight I must continue. I grew up as an only child in Kansas City, Missouri and knew most of the Holocaust survivors.  Most including my parents are now deceased.

I was one of the first to complain about the presidential statement which omitted mention of the six million Jews on Holocaust REMEMBRANCE DAY. There are some who believe the term Holocaust is all inclusive. They are wrong. I predict within a few years after the death of the last Holocaust survivor the term Holocaust will be integrated with the term Genocide.
I petitioned

the White House asking that President Trump tweet a message stating that Holocaust means six million Jews.  .  I don’t know why Jared Kushner remains silent nor why the White House wont correct their statement. Read my book Echoes of the Holocaust.

If you are satisfied with the term Holocaust meaning any Genocide, remain silent. Most teachers of Holocaust studies are not Jewish and most programs dealing with the Holocaust, in order to receive state funding must broaden their teaching to include other Genocides. It is obvious the revisionists, KKK, neo Nazis and Holocaust deniers are focusing on this. They can state that even the US president cannot be convinced to specifically mention six million Jews in reference to the Holocaust. There are people who will disagree with me, but I promise you unless we fight now, there will come a time when Holocaust memory will be nothing more than a date in history.

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

About the Author
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard H. Rosenberg, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth-El, Edison, New Jersey received his ordination and doctorate of Education from Yeshiva University in New York. He also possesses A.A., B.A., M.A., and M.S. degrees in communication and education. He possesses a Doctor of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. He taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Yeshiva University in New York. His books include: “Theological and Halachic Reflections on the Holocaust,” “Contemplating the Holocaust,” “The Holocaust as Seen Through Film,” and "Echoes of the Holocaust."
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