Europe, of all places, should have been vigilant after the last world war. But just the opposite: Europe is drawn towards this savage hatred. They slaughtered 6 million Jews and in the aftermath imported 20 million Muslims, adherents of a vicious Jew-hating ideology -- the source of the new European campaign against the Jews.
The Holocaust, while it was a German initiative, was carried out by every nation in Europe, save for the Danes. There were Dutch Nazis, Polish Nazis -- Europe as a continent decided that it was a good idea to get rid of the Jews. Holland had the highest rate of collaboration with the Nazis, higher than any other country in Western Europe. 95% of Dutch Jews were murdered.
Caroline Glick said in my interview with her that the lesson the Europeans took away from the aftermath of WW2 was insidious. "The lesson that Europe had decided to avail itself to in the aftermath of Auschwitz, was not that evil is bad and that they behaved like monsters, but rather that everything was caused by nationalism, and therefore what we really need to do is have a European Union that will obviate our need for nationalism, so that we can become this transnational gobbletygook, and we'll all get together and therefore we won't have another Auschwitz. But really the lesson should have been is that we were evil and we have to be good. And that is the lesson we have to learn, and and we have to be able and willing to make moral distinctions and stand up for the good and fight evil, and that is something the Europeans refuse to do."
The thing that was bad was that Germany decided to embrace madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic under the Nazis. That is what the problem was; it was not nationalism per se. And it's still not nationalism.
They took all the wrong lessons from WW2 and applied them, while ignoring the only lesson that's really relevant from WW2, which is that you have to choose good and defend good and fight with the intention of defeating evil.
But this time -- it's different. Jews are fleeing Europe. But the invaders have their sights set on the bigger prize. Europe is doomed, by its own hand.
"Fearful of anti-Semitism, 22% of European Jews hide identity" Times of Israel, October 18, 2013
Major nine-country survey finds 40% of French Jews won’t wear Jewish symbols, 91% of Hungarian Jews see rise in anti-Semitism
Almost a quarter of respondents in a major survey of Jews from nine European countries said they avoid visiting places and wearing symbols that identify them as Jews for fear of anti-Semitism.
Fear of wearing a kippah and other identifiably Jewish items was especially strong in Sweden, where 49 percent of 800 respondents said they refrained from such actions, in a survey conducted this year among more than 5,100 Jews by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
In France, 40 percent of approximately 1,200 Jews said they avoided wearing such items in public, followed by Belgium with 36 percent, according to preliminary results from the survey, obtained by JTA.
In total, 22 percent of respondents said they avoided “Jewish events or sites” because of safety concerns.
“The results show that a majority of European Jews are experiencing a rise in anti-Semitism,” Gert Weisskirchen, a former representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for fighting anti-Semitism, said Tuesday at a conference in Kiev.
The survey, which began Sept. 3, 2012 and closed last month, was conducted online in France; Britain; Belgium; Germany; Sweden; Italy; Hungary; Romania and Latvia. The full report is due to be published next month in Vilnius.
In Hungary, 91 percent of more than 500 respondents said anti-Semitism has increased in the past five years. That figure was 88 percent in France; 87 percent in Belgium and 80 percent in Sweden. In Germany, Italy and Britain, some 60 percent of respondents identified a growth in anti-Semitism, compared to 39 percent in Latvia.
Figures for people who said they had experienced an anti-Semitic incident in the 12 previous months were 30 percent for Hungary; 21 percent for France and 16 percent in Germany.
Twenty-seven percent of respondents said the perpetrators were Muslims; 22 percent blamed people with “left wing views,” and 19 percent said the people responsible had “right-wing views.”
More than 75 percent of respondents said they do not report anti-Semitic harassment to police and 64 percent said they do not report physical assaults, with 67 percent saying that reporting incidents was either “not worth the effort” or otherwise ineffectual.
“Individual states need to address anti-Semitism not for the sake of the current generation, but to prevent the worsening of the situation for the following one,” said Oleksandr Feldman, the Ukrainian Jewish parliament member who organized the two-day conference titled “From the Beilis Trial to Berlin and Beyond” on the 100th anniversary of the anti-Semitic blood libel trial against Menachem Mendel Beilis, who was acquitted of killing a Christian child to use his blood for rituals.