Last Sunday I went to the CANDLES (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors) Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. I learned three things. Two are important to us.
1. Although Jews were victims of Nazis, not all victims were Jews. Only nearly 6 million of the 11 million were Jews. Among the other 5 million targeted by the Nazi regime were GLBT individuals. If we were there then most of us who visit this site would be victims.
2. Eva Mozes Kor (the founder of the museum, and a surviving victim of the "Twins Experiment" by Dr. Mengele) told us she was able to forgive one of the doctors who was one of the experimenters. She told us that she had the power of forgiveness and that made her free from the horrors of Auschwitz. I bring this up to us because many of us have been raped, and otherwise physically or verbally abused. Perhaps by forgiving those who do and did this to us we can finally heal and be free of that nightmare. We have that power.
Note: used American million (1000x1000).
Candles website: www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org