The term Holocaust is not all-inclusive

I was one of the first to complain about the presidential statement which omitted mention of the six million Jews. 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.

You were asked by me to please petition the White House asking that President Trump tweet a message stating that Holocaust means six million Jews. No one has done this. I don’t know how to create the petition on face book.  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. There is a large section dealing with the NJ State Holocaust commission which includes that I was a founding member. In this section the debate regarding including Genocide as part of the Holocaust curriculum is discussed in detail.

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."