As Soviet troops approached the Nazi prison camp at Auschwitz in January 1945, most of its population was evacuated and sent on a death march. The prisoners remaining at the camp were liberated 71 years ago today, on January 27, 1945, a day now commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
And this next Saturday will mark 83 years since Adolph Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany and the supposed one thousand year Reich had begun. It has been nearly a century, yet the evil perpetrated by this satan-influenced monster is still present in the world.
In fact, two years ago, Britain's Daily Mail reported, "Hitler’s ideology — and some of his methods — have new adherents." Due to the financial upheaval over the Euro, economic hardship was exploited by Far-Right groups with neo-Nazi ideals, such as the Golden Dawn movement in Greece, and now the "Nationalist Settlers" movement in rural Germany. The movement in Greece is admittedly fascist, and it is not just aimed at Jews, but illegal immigrants. The Nationalist Settlers have adopted an ideology that returns not only to traditional dress and values, but according to those who have researched them, they believe wholeheartedly in the whole Nazi racist superman garbage and are worming their way into local positions of power as councillors, volunteer firemen, teachers and festival organizers.
The world is also seeing a rise in anti-semitism in both Germany and France, and Jews are openly fearing persecution, and greater numbers are leaving Europe every year. And then there is the report about Jamal, 80 miles northeast from Berlin, where every home except one is owned by a neo-Nazi. Knut Jahn, who lives in the village of Jamal, said, "They hold pagan festivals around bonfires, sing songs banned since the fall of the Third Reich and cluster around a signpost that informs the visitor just how far away Braunau-am-Inn is; the Austrian birthplace of their beloved Adolf Hitler."
Mr. Jahn expressed fear over the spread of this evil ideology throughout the small villages and hamburgs of Germany, because the far-right tries to indoctrinate children as young as five into Hitler worshipping. But it's not only Germany that is seeing the return of Hitler-lovers. A group of neo-Nazis shocked passersby in Newcastle, northern England, with an impromptu rally featuring a banner with the words "Hitler was right" in front of a picture of the Nazi dictator's face.
Israel National News reported that some 20 activists from the far-right "National Action" group staged the Nazi flash mob, and the group assembled in front of a World War Two monument in the city center, and proceeded to give Nazi salutes and chant racist slogans, as stunned passersby looked on. They held a large banner with the words "Refugees not welcome, Hitler was right," in an apparent attempt to capitalize on anti-immigrant sentiment triggered by a much-criticized open-door policy elsewhere in Europe.
So it kind of makes sense that chaos is reigning now throughout the world, doesn't it? And with all the recent trouble with migrant refugees from the Middle East, the mingling of two hate-filled ideologies (Radicalized Islam and Nazism) only spells trouble for Europe and the world. But just as evil was conquered at the Cross, the One Who Will Judge The World will crush the head of Leviathan and restore His peace upon the earth. No amount of revisited hate and rebellion by the princes of hell can usurp the reign of our King.
Isaiah 27:1 "In that day the Lord with His hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and He will slay the dragon that is in the sea."