Posts Tagged ‘Warsaw Ghetto’
50 years of European progress:
Polish Jews: In 1943, some 400,000 Jewish people were rounded up and herded into the Warsaw Ghetto. German Nazis starved them and murdered many of them – just because they were Jewish.
Bosnian Muslims: In 1993, some 80,000 Bosnian Muslims were herded into the enclave of Srebrenica. Serbs starved the Bosniak civilians, tortured them, terrorized them, and attacked them on a daily basis from nearby Serb village – just because they were Muslims.
It was genocide: In 1993, two years before the Srebrenica massacre, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 819, adopted unanimously on April 16, 1993, Resolution 819 describing the situation in Srebrenica as a “slow-motion proces of genocide.” With the fall of the enclave two years later, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice ruled it was Genocide.
Nazi campaign: Al Gore urged not to allow repeat
The Southeast Missourian
20 April 1993.
By John King, (AP)
WARSAW – Polish Jews recalled the Nazi campaign to exterminate their families and implored Vice President Al Gore on Monday to prevent a repeat of the Holocaust’s horrors against Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) communities in Bosnia.
“The world must do more to stop these outrages,” Gore said with evident emotion after the pleadings.
The dramatic entreaties came as Gore visited Poland to mark the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, a valiant but unsuccessful revolt against the Nazis by Jews they had confined to one area of the city. Execution by the Germans, disease and hunger has reduced the ghetto from 500,000 to 60,000 at the time of the revolt in April 1943. The Nazis killed most of the rebels. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dana Kennedy
19 April 1993.
NEW YORK – Vice President Al Gore on Sunday compared the killings in Bosnia-Herzegovina to the Nazi atrocities during World War II.
“Dictators refuse to learn the bitter lessons of history,” Gore said Sunday in an emotional speech at a memorial service honoring Holocaust victims on the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
“Fifty years after the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto, petty tyrants around the world smother their people and seek to blind and confuse them with the clumsy lies of dictatorship.” Read the rest of this entry »