By Pete Kasap

Dachau massacre

Dachau. Never again?

Twenty years ago I was in Germany for work and decided to visit the remains of the Dachau concentration camp.

Dachau was the first concentration camp that the Nazi’s opened, less than two months after Hitler came into power.  I can remember standing in the crematoria building looking at a picture on the wall that showed a pile of dead people awaiting the ovens.  I then realized I was standing in the exact spot where the bodies were piled 50 years earlier.

I wanted to throw up.

The range of emotions I felt at that moment were unbelievable.  I was disgusted, shocked, sad, mad.

It was real, I was there, I could feel the pain.

I saw it for what it was and what men influenced by evil are capable of.  There is a memorial at Dachau written in several languages, it only has two words:

“Never again.”

Early last Saturday morning three of my boys and I prayed in front of a facility that didn’t look all that different from the other buildings in the area.

It had a sign that included words such as parenthood and healthcare.  It shared a parking lot with a restaurant, a dress shop, hardware store and a place to get your haircut.

So why did I feel the same way standing on a sidewalk in Des Moines as I did that day 20 years ago in Germany?  Because I was at a death camp!

Abortion mills are the evolutionary results of what the Nazi’s started in the concentration camps in Europe.  Evil has been repackaged, marketed and sold in a new way, but make no mistake they are exactly the same.

Unwanted human beings are being killed by the millions!

As we drove home Saturday morning after praying in support of the 40 Days for Life Campaign, an old song came on the radio, and one of the lines hit me:

 “… I have become comfortably numb.”

Has the rapid moral decline of our society made good people numb to the evils that are surrounding them?

How can it be that in the United States of America murdering unwanted babies is considered healthcare?  Would a picture of 50 million dead babies in a pile move America to end the holocaust of abortion?

I pray for the day that we in America will be able to say, “Never Again”, again.

[Thanks to guest contributor, Pete Kasup, for allowing me to reprint his remarks. Mr. Kasup is a member of St. Pius X in Urbandale, Iowa. This article appeared in the April 7th edition of the Pius Times.]

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  1. Bob Zimmerman on April 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Undoubtedly a good percentage of German citizens during the holocaust were also horrified, distraught and angry. What prevented them from publicly expressing these feelings was the likelihood that they would suffer the same fate as those who were being exterminated. Here in America, in 2012, there is nothing that should prevent people of conscience from speaking out against the legalized holocaust of abortion.

  2. maxinebechtel on April 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

    HEAR, HEAR! HOW can so many otherwise decent, clear-thinking people be so blind to the truth?? WILL they ever wake up? We have to keep on keeping on!

  3. juwannadoright on June 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    “Abortion mills are the evolutionary results of what the Nazi’s started in the concentration camps in Europe.”

    I have been arguing this exact point since Roe v. Wade. If we trivialize life that is unborn, it is a small step to deciding that this particular example of unborn life, for whatever reason, does not meet our standards as potential parents. And while it may be a slightly larger step to have government start making those determinations – well that brings us back to the Third Reich. And, of course, the final logical step is that life which has been born might not serve the purposes of the state and we would be best off without it. (There’s the Third Reich again). People who support abortion might want to consider where their philosophy ultimately may lead.

    I would have checked the “Like” button – but it is hard to like something as thought provoking and disturbing as this post.

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