SOMEWHERE. A Holocaust Memorial.
(Extended version of a previous video)
A BEAUTIFUL, EXTREMELY TOUCHING PRESENTATION BY BARBRA STREISAND. AT THE BEGINNING YOU WILL SEE IMAGES OF THE BOAT ‘THE SAINT LOUIS’ THAT SAILED FROM GERMANY WITH GERMAN JEWS WHO TRIED TO LEAVE. BUT THEY WERE TURNED BACK BY THE ANTI- SEMITIC STATE DEPARTMENT OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. MANY AMERICAN JEWS LOVED HIM. I NEVER REALIZED WHAT A GROUP OF ANTI-SEMITES HE HAD WORKING WITH HIM UNTIL I READ ‘CHUTZPAH’ BY ALAN DERSHOWITZ. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SNOPE THIS OR READ THE BOOK — ESPECIALLY WHERE HE DESCRIBES WHAT HAPPENED IN THE CAMPS AND WAS BROUGHT TO ONE OF OUR OWN JUSTICES, FELIX FRANFURTER. THIS JUST SICKENS ME. GOOD FOR AMERICA BUT THANK G-D FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
Streisand on “Somewhere”:
“I think its message is universal. One can listen to the lyric of “Somewhere” and relate to it on any level. From whatever walk of life you are, from whatever perspective you have, somehow you can relate to “Somewhere.”
SOMEWHERE (abridged version)
SOMEWHERE: A HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL.
Kristallnacht 1938 and the S.S. St. Louis voyage to Havana, Cuba in 1939. More than 900 jews on a ship bound for Cuba with valid landing permits were denied entry and forced to return to Europe. Many of them perished in the nazi concentration camps.
After the war, a Holocaust Memorial was erected at the Jewish cemetery in Havana with the following description: Honrando la memoria
En este lugar estan enterradas varias pastillas de jabon hechas de grasas humanas hebreas parte de los seis millones victimas de la barbarie nazi ocurrido en el siglo veinte.
Paz a sus restos.
“Here are buried several bars of soap made from human fat of jews part of the six million victims of nazi cruelty which took place in the twentieth century.
Rest in peace.”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way”
-Charles Dickens from A TALE OF TWO CITIES.