I’m going to warn you now, this is going to be uncomfortable, but that’s the point.

So for those of you who don’t know, I love to research the Holocaust. I am a firm believer that those who do not learn from history and doomed to repeat it, and much like my fascination with Serial Killers I find disasters that may be preventable even more fascinating. The sheer brutality that was willingly taken out upon the Jews, Gypsies, Blacks, Homosexuals, Handicapped, and others in Europe during World War II is something so disgusting, but so fascinating to me. I believe it’s the lack of humanity required to complete these acts that draws me to it, but I do also realize that Hitler had his own view of the world and in his eyes everything he was doing was moral.

So this brings me to why people disgust me. I searched the “holocaust” tag on tumblr and probably 75% or more of what is there are jokes. The Holocaust is not something to joke about. MILLIONS of people died. Entire families were wiped out in seconds just because of their heritage. And people are JOKING about this? It disgusts me. This event is something to be taken seriously on all levels, at all times. I don’t understand why you would joke about something like this:

Three Ebensee survivors, too weak to eat solid food, suck on sugar cubes to give them strength. (May 8, 1945)

Liquidation of Jewish Ghetto in Krakow, Poland. March 1943

A warehouse full of shoes and clothing confiscated from the prisoners and deportees gassed upon their arrival. The Germans shipped these goods to Germany. (After January 1945)

Member of the Einsatzgruppen about to murder a Jew. Found in a Germans photograph album with the words The last jew in Vinnitsa written on the back.

Sleeping quarters at a concentration camp

Wedding rings taken from prisoners.

Did I make you uncomfortable? Good. That was the point.