• YOU CAN’T ERASE AMERICA HISTORY

YOU CAN’T ERASE AMERICA HISTORY

Removing Confederate statues doesn’t change our past

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”

That quote is most likely due to writer and philosopher George Santayana and, in its original form, it read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

This past Saturday morning, my wife and I were discussing the recent assault on Confederate statues and the move to rename military installations named after Confederate generals. Laura brought up a point I had not considered -- The Holocaust and the comparison between these two issues.

The Holocaust was the World War II genocide of European Jews. Between 1941 and 1945, across German-occupied Europe, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews -- around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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