Here Klevius tries to provoke some thoughts about people whose suffering is belittled or even neglected due to lack of classification - and to contribute to an urgently needed debate re. scientific bias under religious or political pressure.
* Holocaust is Greek and means 'whole offering'.
The Forgotten Suffering (Klevius 1992)
Demand for Resources (Klevius 1992, ISBN 9173288411).
The civilized wo/man walks
back in her/his foot steps,
strikes a light and lets her/himself be enlightened
Only the forgotten suffering,
and the shadow behind her/him,
hovering over the future,
Some 17 Million (est. varies between 12-20) died in the s.c. Holocaust.
According to Wikipedia between half and three quarters of the victims were non-Jews.
Wkipedia's definition etc.:
Most Holocaust historians define the Holocaust as the German state policy, enacted between 1941 and 1945, to exterminate the European Jews.[c] In Teaching the Holocaust (2015), Michael Gray offers three definitions:
the persecution and murder of Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945; this definition views the events of Kristallnacht in Germany in 1938 as an early phase of the Holocaust;
the systematic mass murder of Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1941 and 1945; this acknowledges the shift in German policy in 1941 toward the extermination of the Jewish people;
the persecution and murder of several groups by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945; this includes all the Nazis' victims.
The third definition fails, Gray writes, to acknowledge that only the Jewish people were singled out for annihilation.
Klevius comment: What an insult to non-Jewish Holocaust victims. Singled out but not classified. Most of the world's victims have always been unclassified. This is why they're only recognized if belonging to a certain, often arbitrarily or deliberately, pointed group. And most often just hidden as not belonging to an accepted group. We all do know about the Unknown Soldier. However, the Unknown Sufferer is kept in the shadow of groups.
Klevius defends the individual against group labeling no matter if s/he's a Jew, a muslim, Atheist, Christian, Buddhist, communist, capitalist, feminist or whatever.
And why so low profile and silent about non-Jewish Holocaust victims? BBC's religious Sunday program by BBC's islam loving Ed Stourton about Holocaust allegedly didn't even mention non-Jews. Why?
However, the worst ideological genocide ever was made by islam against s.c. "infidels" who were singled out for slavery/rape and annihilation during 1,400 years. Even the lowest estmates are staggering. And for a start, do read what Lal and other historians have dug out about islamic horror in the past. Christians, communists, National-socialists etc. don't come even close. Or take a look at what Islamic State and other Mohammad and Koran inspired jihad organizations have done in present time.
Klevius repeats the same advise he has been giving since his teenage: Negative Human Rights freedom for the individual against religious or political fascism. Just read the original anti-fascist Human Rights declaration from 1948.
And do note very carefully that islam today via Saudi based and steered all muslims world organization OIC approves of a sharia that violates the most basic of real Human Rights.
Klevius 1979: Human Rights rather than religion.
A Google search today on 'victims of islam estimates' produces these strange results: