Holocaust in April

Last week, a friend and I were in the Old City and were in the Armenian Quarter, when we saw a sign. Pasted at the entrance to St. James street was a sign describing the Massacre of the Armenians that began in 1915. Over the next eight years more than 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Turks.

They commemorated the Armenian Genocide on April 24, the day before we commemorated the Jewish Holocaust.

The world turned its back on the Armenians in 1915, and it has been said that this encouraged the Germans to believe that the world would also turn its back on the Jewish people.

Let me say this very clearly. To those of you who deny the Jewish Holocaust as well as the Armenian Holocaust, you have placed your name alongside those who participated in these horrific crimes. And, as a participant, you have earned your place in God’s wrath.