During the Holocaust, approximately seven million Jewish people lost their lives in the genocidal campaign carried out by the vicious Third Reich. There needs to be an official anthem and hymn to commemorate the Holocaust.
In particular, we must educate the hip hop generation about the Holocaust. There are millions of rap music listeners who remain uneducated about the Holocaust, which is referred to as the “Shoah” in Hebrew.
Since I am a rapper with the stage name “21 Rothschild”, I have written a hip hop song about the importance of remembering the Holocaust, Jewish suffering, and fighting anti-Semitism:
“So many lives lost…In the Holocaust And we can never exhaust Our love for those who paid the ultimate cost There must never be another Holocaust
I didn’t know what I was living for It seemed like God had closed the door Then, I talked to a Jewish man who escaped Sobibor Now, I appreciate the blessings of life much more
So many cried that the ground shook Outside the walls of Ravensbruck Then ten thousand Jewish voices made a sound And the walls of the death camp came crumbling down
We felt so much pain that our heart sank Remembering the sacrifice of Anne Frank Jewish pain we must all see By reading Anne Frank’s diary
We’ve got to remember Yet, we can’t live in the past Our hearts burn like an ember We’ve got to fight to the last
So, let’s gather as friends And scream ‘never again’ To bring hatred to an end
Through all the pain of Buchenwald Through all the hate that we revile Through all the war within our midst We must remember life’s a precious gift
All of the pain that we can think of Suffered by Jewish victims in Treblinka All the lives lost, we mourn ya As we worship God and study Torah
Yes, I am a Jewish man I’m 100 per cent masculine And I cry out ‘never again’ Yes, I’m the black-Jewish Eminem
But most rappers only rap about their own problems While I prefer to rap about Jewish problems If I don’t get directly involved; These Jewish problems will never get solved
I’m stone cold rapping just like a boss To preserve the memory of the Holocaust While I’m shattering the racist prism And I’m crushing all anti-Semitism
I’m a man who never forgets Yes, I remember the pain of Auschwitz Let’s move forward and never regress Let’s all support the World Jewish Congress!”