History repeats itself

Dear Editor:

Shockingly, a travesty is happening in America that must be readdressed. It is forgetting when the Nazis were in power. They occupied 20 countries from 1938 to 1945.

There were cruel and deadly conditions before being sent to die in mass extermination camps.

The greatest danger for all of us begins with forgetting — with no longer remembering what we inflict upon another when we tolerate anti-Semitism and racism in our midst. Pope Francis said, “Remembering was a sign of humanity and a condition for today; as anti-Semitism and racism are rearing their ugly heads again, we have to tell the story. So it doesn’t happen again.”

That hatred was on clear view when a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Some insurrectionists wore clothing with anti-Semitic messages like “Camp Auschwitz.” Many others in the insurrection held signs for Donald Trump.

Presently, some minorities are being mentally and physically attacked — without legitimate reasons. Some are told to go back to the countries they come from. America is their country.

We must remain alert, must identify prejudice and conspiracy.

Connie Pfeffer