The Truth of the Holocaust Must Not Die With its Last Survivors
The National Church of Scientology of Spain commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a renewed commitment to keep the stories of Holocaust survivors alive and expose the men behind the genocide.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a UN Day marking the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most infamous concentration camps of the Holocaust. The UN estimates at least 1.3 million people were deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945. Of these, some 1.1 million were murdered.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights Spain (CCHR), a nonprofit organization supported by the National Church of Scientology in Madrid, organized a symposium at the Church. Its purpose was to focus the harsh light of day on psychiatry—the men behind the Holocaust.
Throughout the afternoon, guests were invited to learn more about the Holocaust by touring panels in the Church’s Public Information Center featuring the film Age of Fear which exposes the psychiatrists who were the architects of Hitler’s “final solution.”
The symposium began with a presentation by CCHR Spain’s president.
In November 2010, Dr. Frank Schneider, then president of the German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, admitted psychiatry’s role in the killing of from 250,000 to 300,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and that these killing centers were the precursors of and blueprint for Hitler’s final solution. Dr. Schneider’s speech is available on the CCHR website.
Any Holocaust survivor old enough to remember their time in the camps would be in their late 80s or older today. So the story of a survivor, read to those attending by a history scholar, was particularly poignant.
The program emphasized the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and each member of society being diligent about raising awareness of these rights, understanding them, and standing up for and insisting on their own and others’ rights.
The National Church of Scientology of Spain is an Ideal Scientology Organization, dedicated in September 2004 by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige. The Church is designed to provide ideal facilities for Scientologists on their ascent to higher states of spiritual freedom and to serve as a home for the entire community—a meeting ground of cooperative effort to uplift people of all denominations.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a nonprofit charitable mental health watchdog organization established by the Church of Scientology in 1969. CCHR supports the enactment of laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive psychiatric practices, requiring informed consent for psychiatric treatment, ending enforced drugging and electroshocking of children, and mandating severe penalties for sexual abuse of patients by psychiatrists and psychologists.
The Age of Fear, a documentary detailing psychiatry’s role in the Holocaust, airs on the Scientology Network, available on DIRECTV Channel 320, DIRECTV STREAM, AT&T U-verse and streaming at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.
The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.
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