State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, whose mother is a Holocaust survivor, on Sunday protested city plans to add small markers to the memorial honoring the Jehovah's Witnesses, the disabled, political prisoners, gypsies and gays and lesbians who were targeted for death by the Nazis. The groups are mentioned on the main monument at the site.
According to the records of the International Red Cross, Jews represented only about 20% of the population of the Nazi slave labor camps. If we set aside the claim that the Jews were specifically targeted for extermination, then for every one Jewish survivor of the Nazi camps, there should be four other non-Jewish survivors of the camps. If we stipulate the intentional extermination of the Jews, then the ratio should of course be considerably higher.
So, where are they? Where are the homosexual survivors, the Jehovah's Witness survivors, the disabled survivors, the political prisoner survivors, and the Gypsy survivors of the death camps? There should be at least four of these for every one Jewish survivor of the slave-labor camps.
And why shouldn't all the victims of the Nazis (and the typhus) be on a memorial? Dov Hikind is a racist. Dov Hilkind bow your head in shame.