JD: I understand from my study of history that the first Holocaust Remembrance Day was December in 1949. Why was this special day put in place back then?
WM: Over 200,000 survivors what we call in a Biblical sense the remnant of Israel that survived the camps and the Holocaust had come to Israel. Many of them were broken spiritually and physically. After two or three years it became apparent to many people that the country should find some way to make this an established event. They called it in Hebrew the Day of Heroism and Holocaust. We put together the two elements and so the country thought, don’t forget Jimmy, Jews have a very long memory.
Most of our holidays are built in memory of events that happened 3,000 years ago. It’s not too difficult today we have to remember what happened between 1933 and 1945 when the Nazi’s came to power and then of course the Holocaust and the crematory itself. The wise people at the helm of the government said let us have a day in which we honor and recall and memorialize what happened during that time.
JD: However Winkie with the possibility of the enemy surrounding the Jewish state of Israel today, can you really say never again? And as the Psalmist said, Psalm 83:4, to try to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth another time.
WM: We take in Israel very seriously the threats that either come from Iran, Hezbollah or other nations that think it is their right to do us harm. As a state with its own military despite the threats any talk of a Holocaust or a major conflagration of this stature would not be probable. Any talk of a second Holocaust is not on the agenda.
JD: Winkie Medad explaining why the Jews on an annual bases say never again.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
It is sad for me to tell my Jewish friends that in their future they will face a second Holocaust. That Holocaust will be worse than the first one during World War II. The ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah wrote in Zechariah 13:8 that during a time of Jacob’s trouble there will be two out of every three Jews killed. That will be from the present population which is 14.7 million Jews. That number killed in this next Jewish Holocaust will be nine million, not six million killed under Hitler. God’s word is absolute. The prophecy of Zechariah will be fulfilled.