- Jan. 28, 2016
-- Hitler was behind the Holocaust, but who influenced him? This was the question posed and answered at yesterday’s special briefing by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—
as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides,” according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s website.
“This was certainly a new view for those attending, but it’s time people looked at this,” says Church of Scientology pastor, Rev. Brian Fesler, who was glad to host the event. He opened the event by saying, “We remember [the Holocaust] so we can mourn the loss, we remember so we can honor the lives, but more than that we remember so we can prevent.”
Kalee Madorin, assistant director of CCHR Nashville, introduced a video which revealed how the pseudoscience Eugenics contributed to the Holocaust, and exactly who propagated these ideas. “Could [genocide] happen today? Is it happening today? It is up to us to learn more about it, learn more about the causes… The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has as a part of its core mission to investigate and expose abuses in the field of mental health. What you are about to see is one of the most blatant abuses in history,” she said.
CCHR has long been an advocate for human rights, especially as relates to patients’ rights in the field of mental health. CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR receives reports about abuses in the field of mental health and is especially interested in situations where persons experienced abuse or damage due to a false diagnosis or unwanted and harmful psychiatric treatments, such as psychiatric drugs, electroshock (ECT) and electronic or magnetic brain stimulation (TMS). To contact CCHR Nashville, visit cchrnashville.org.