ANNE’S EXHIBIT

A group from our congregation,

we call our class Traveling Pilgrims,

went to the Anne Frank Exhibit

just North of Atlanta, Georgia

such atrocities those innocents

endured with so much loss of life

If there is one of these exhibits

near the city where you live

do not let this dreadful memory

fade back into those forgotten

pages of a shameful history

begin by reading these sad lines

********************

First they came for the Communists,

and I did not speak up–

because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Jews,

and I did not speak up–

because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists

and I did not speak up–

because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,

and I did not speak up–

because I was a Protestant.

Then the came for me-

and by that time,

Nobody was left to speak up.”

Rev. Martin Niemoeller

A Protestant Pastor who spent seven

years in a concentration camp.

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    • Thank you. I would suggest everyone take a look at this exhibit. I know that is not possible but our schools teach less and less history each year and I”m concerned that my grandchildren may never be taught some of the horrors so many have had to face because of tyrannical governments. I feel that learning these things is the only way we can help prevent them from happening again.

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      • I took a few university writing course papers in 2013,, and was was astounded that neither our young tutor nor the other students- late teens and twenties – knew what i was talking about when I talked about WW II topics I thought were widely knows. It was truly alarming.

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        • I guess it may be due to my getting older but it seems to me that the education system here in the U S is geared toward ‘dumbing down’ our children in order to control our society. I read a lot and I see a tendency, on all facets of governments around the world, to suppress their populations by manipulating the education systems so they will teach only those ideologies that are approved by these governments. I fear that in the not so distant future that we will all be under the auspices of “One World Government” led by the United Nations. That is why I fear so much about the world my grand children will be living.

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