Today we started our day at the The Holocaust History Museum. The experience was simply overwhelming. To see what humans can do to each other baffles me. How could the world stand by and watch millions of our brothers and sisters murdered? How could Hitler and his mad men be allowed to do what they did? As I walked silently through this sacred site and heard the voices of the victims all I could say is, “How could this happen?” As I asked the question how could this happen to my Jewish brothers and sisters I paused to think about today. Could something like this happen in our time? Could mass killings, ethnic cleansing / genocide occur in 2013? Would we sit back and watch? Would we be silent or would we speak up? Is it happening somewhere today? If we forget what happened to our Jewish brothers and sisters and the arguments used in Hitler’s “Final Solution” similar efforts could be taken on other people groups and our time and we might not recognize it. We have to remember what happened in Germany and other places and times in the world and say, “Never again!” We are to speak up, speak out and get in the way of injustice. We have to be informed to act. When we see anything that slightly resembles what happened to our Jewish brothers and sisters we must call it out. I calling …. do you hear me? Do you see what I see? What are saying and doing about it?