Report Tamil protest trumps Holocaust Memorial Day in Federal Politics Posted April 22, 2009 no the scale is supposedly the REASON why we are forced to remember. It'd be kinda hard to get people to sob and mourn 100 dead Jews, in the midst of the tens of millions dead in the war... And of course, anyone acquainted with recent history, knows that the holocaust HAS BEEN repeated... In china, Russia, East Europe after the war, South East Asia, Rwanda etc... and it WILL happen again. so apparently the lesson did'nt work and the "let's remember so it never happens again" argument is moot. Again you're quite incorrect in your assumptions sir. Even you can concede that the number of dead far exceeded 100 and it was not only Jews that were taken. Anyone who is at all acquainted with the holocaust is fully aware that Gypsies, Gays and various other undesirables among society were also sent there. These people were not the casualties of war, these were state murders. War has its casualties absolutely, but that is to be expected, there will always be loss of combatants on either side. These were not soldiers, they were regular people like you and I that were rounded up and slaughtered because the powers that be didn't like who they were. The fact that it has happened again does not give us license to forget what happen, nor does it mean we should attempt to prevent it from happening again. If we don't learn from history then we will invariably repeat it. I would postulate that the argument that because it has and will happen again is immaterial. Remembering won't stop this from occurring all over the world that's true, but to forget and do nothing when history starts to repeat itself is little better than enabling those who would commit such crimes to do so. Apathy certainly isn't the answer. This is nothing more than a revisionist excuse to try and sweep a human tragedy under the rug or at the very least try and reduce its significance and impact to obscurity.