Long Line at the Holocaust Museum
The line was long when the U.S. Holocaust Museum reopened in Washington on Friday. It was longer than usual with hundreds of visitors waiting to tour the visual records of Nazi hatred and atrocities that took millions of innocent lives.
When 88-year-old James W. von Brunn carried his gun into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum last Wednesday he brought with him a history of hatred and extremism. In a sense he was a symbol and representative of those who still deny what happened at Dachau and Auschwitz and others who relish racism in all its ugly forms. Frankly, I don't want to give him and his kind any more attention.
I want to celebrate those who showed up Friday morning. These are those who repudiate the extremists. They came to grieve evil and insist that there be no more holocausts. Hurray for those who oppose evil by doing good. I wish I could have been there to stand in line with them.
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