Lessons for Holocaust Day
The Jews are the world’s canary in the mine.

"March of the Living" at Birkenau concentration camp, April 8, 2013


Dennis Prager

7. Had there been an Israel in the 1930s and ’40s, 6 million Jews would not have been murdered.

There would have been one place on earth that would have taken in Jews prior to the Holocaust, when Hitler was willing to let many leave. And during the Holocaust, one country would have fought for them — by bombing Auschwitz, for example.


8. The Chinese need their Holocaust Day.

When the Chinese have their own Holocaust Day — a day that commemorates Mao’s and the Communist party’s killing of 60 million Chinese between 1958 and 1961 — China will be a much more decent place. Until then, it is run by people who venerate a monster.

9. God is indispensable — but not a celestial butler.

If we deny God, we will produce a morally lost society.

But if we rely only on God — and do not fight — evil will win.

— Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His most recent book is Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at