On April 15, 1945 General Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote a letter to General George C. Marshall in which he outlines his plans for the war.
“The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick. In one room, where they [there] were piled up twenty or thirty naked men, killed by starvation, George Patton would not even enter. He said that he would get sick if he did so. I made the visit [to Gotha] deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to “propaganda.”
Sadly, Eisenhower’s prediction has become prophesy as historians such as David Irving, and other prominent figures, fringe and militant groups, and others pushing a personal agenda, have vehemently and publicly declared the Holocaust to be “Jewish propaganda” for the purpose of perpetuating their “victimhood.”
Holocaust Awareness was set up with the specific purpose to refute these claims. To prove and verify through tours, lectures, and other means of education that the Holocaust is not a myth, that these atrocities happened for the simple reason of blind hate and intolerance… the very same intolerance that induces the current deniers to stand up and make their baseless claims.
As Holocaust survivors are dying out, the younger generation is developing a blasé attitude to these atrocities. The over saturation of glorified violence in media, TV, films, and video games has fostered an apathetic indifference to the horrors of history.
Our tours to former concentration camps and other relevant historical sites provides a real-word view… evidence of real-world horrors that cannot be switched off with the touch of a button.
Holocaust Awareness and Education is a necessity in today’s ever-changing world which keeps on developing new breeding grounds for intolerance and racial hatred.