Defiant Requiem: documentary of beauty and defiance despite the Holocaust. Told how Red Cross contingency (hosted by Nazis as a propaganda tour) visited Terezin, prison-camp ghetto in Czechoslovakia. They went back to Switzerland with reports that the Jewish people had it well.
Facades and props aside, how did they believe that for one second? Perhaps as one person said, they believed what they wanted to. Certainly it was more pleasant to play along with the makeshift “improvements” to the town. But whatever the delegates thought, two weeks after the visit, the young children (shown in black-and-white footage playing on rocking horses and smiling as they ate delicious food) were all gone – sent to gas chambers. How could the world afford to believe lies? They gave the Nazis a deadly permission.
Another thought hit: There’s a Holocaust today, with its own perpetrators, deceivers and propaganda machine. Again hidden from public eye. Unborn babies murdered daily through abortion. Another Holocaust. And once again, most people either are oblivious to the horrors or are willfully deceived.
“Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he has done?” (Proverbs 24:11-12)
According to Abort73.com, abortions have somewhat decreased in the United States. Wonderful! Still, they report that 1.06 million babies were murdered in 2011. Horrible. In this culture, may the Lord make us speakers of truth and defenders of life.