Quote of the day—Dov Marhoffer

I am a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. I am one of a rapidly dwindling number of eyewitnesses to the Nazi Holocaust, the most systematic genocide of all time.

I regularly speak at high schools, universities, and community events, sharing my eyewitness account with newer generations of Americans who have no concept of the horrors governments can inflict. I feel a duty to keep alive the memories of millions of Jews who were murdered by Adolf Hitler’s Germany and who cannot speak for themselves.

Today, misinformed students cynically led by progressives are using that event and its rallying call to confiscate guns and turn them over to government–the exact opposite of the core lessons to be learned. This is so fundamentally wrong no justification can excuse it. Naming a book Never Again!–which is a desperate call to arms–to address drug-addled, video-mesmerized, psychotic, murderous classmates –misappropriates and reverses the central messages and lessons of the Holocaust.

In the 1940s, the words Never Again! in German were scrawled on the wall of the Muehldorfer Hart Nazi concentration camp in southern Germany, where 2,200 prisoners, mostly Hungarian Jews, were murdered and buried in a mass grave. For 70 years, the slogan Never Again! has been the post-Holocaust rallying cry of Jews everywhere. It is a solemn vow that millions of Jews will never again be disarmed and defenselessly marched into camps for systematic liquidation because we can resist with the same powerful firearms we might face in the hands of totalitarian government. That progressives would take this vow, turn it upside down, and use it to grab guns is an abomination.

Dov Marhoffer
JPFO Board of Advisors
July 17th, 2018
“Never Again!” Belongs to the Holocaust — not an anti-gun-rights book and campaign Using the Holocaust this way is disgraceful
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

8 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Dov Marhoffer

  1. The left thrives on – and requires – misinformation to attempt to make their points. It’s all doubletalk. I’m waiting for their book on Work Makes You Free. I believe there’s a German translation for that one, too.

  2. As if the right to life, and thus to self defense, needed supporting evidence. It’s kind of silly, in a way, to even try. Either you believe in that right or you don’t. Authoritarians don’t.

    “The Holocaust”, it may be pointed out, is only a part of an ages-old, still-raging onslaught against Judaeo/Christian civilization. The Papacy and the Muslims have killed millions of Christians, for example, to say nothing of the communists who killed millions more (buy why repeat myself?).

    Getting right down to brass tacks, so to speak, Jesus, who is said to be King of the Jews, sent by God to bring salvation to the world, who said, No one comes to the Father (to salvation) but through me. He who healed the sick, cured the blind and even raised the dead, said of himself, Why call me good? There is none good but God.

    Authoritarians have the opposite message. They say, Why call God good? There is none good but the coercive power of government. There is none good but our authority. No one comes to salvation but through our authority and our works.

    There’s the foundation of The Great Controversy. I don’t believe any amount of reason or intelligence can sway a person from one side to the other. It’s a matter of allegiance, and that’s a different kind of problem.

  3. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
    Certainly the Leftists do not want us to love freedom and liberty at all, and as soon as the streets and cities are made safe from “gun violence”, and knife and club and fist violence take its place, the lickspittle followers of the Leftists can sit in their houses and quake at every thump and bump, and think about what they did, or perhaps they will later write letters to Comrade whoever explaining why it’s a mistake they’re in the camp.

  4. My proudly Jewish sister-in-law wears a JPFO hat that says “Nothing Says ‘Never Again’ Like An Armed Jew”.

    I fully support that sentiment.

  5. Dov Marhoffer is wasting his breath. The American Jews are anti-gun for the most part. Even Jews in Israel have a rather weak sense of self-defense, judging from the ones I worked with. They thought that our 2nd Amendment was stupid, and considered the idea of the average person to have guns, or carry them, to be unnecessary. They are socialist to their core, apparently. “Never Again” as a universal concept never caught on with the Jews. Gun owning in their country is strictly controlled. The Nazi’s would be impressed. Seems they learned all the wrong lessons from their history.

    • Will, I suspect a more accurate statement is that Orthodox Jews are likely to be pro-gun, while others are likely to be very much anti-gun. And this relates to their conservative vs. socialist political leaning, not their Jewishness so much.

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