March 4: Righteousness

A worse Holocaust

Many Jews blame God for the Holocaust. Even those who love and trust Him, cannot understand why such evil was “allowed” to exist and continue for so long.  But God does not cause evil, nor does He prevent man’s choice to do evil. What He promises is to be with His children in the midst of their suffering.

Nevertheless, He does warn that there are consequences for those who choose to rebel against His laws and refuse His offer of salvation.

Indeed God has warned Israel that there will come a day when He will purge Israel of her sins.  It will be a time of worse pain and devastation than the Holocaust.  Then it was man’s evil against man; but in the future will be God’s judgement against Israel’s rebellion and sin.

Zechariah 13:7-8

“Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
Against the Man who is My Companion,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“Strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered;
Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.
And it shall come to pass in all the land,”
Says the Lord,
That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,
But one–third shall be left in it.

 To warn Israel was the primary task of the prophets then, today and for tomorrow.  Israel desperately needs watchmen to pray, proclaim and prepare Israel for what is coming.


Anna Igumnova was born in Russia into an aristocratic family. In 1917, she and her husband left for a vacation in Europe and could not return home when the October Revolution started. Anna received her Ph.D. in chemistry in Berlin, and then moved with her family to Slovakia. From the mid-1930s Anna lived in Piešt′any, a famous spa town, working in the research institute there. In 1942, a new colleague joined the institute, Alice Winter née Tandlich from Bratislava. Although Jewish, Alice was given “exception papers” because she shared in a secret prescription for the treatment of rheumatic disease.Germany occupied Slovakia following the Slovak national uprising. With Soviet troops approaching the country’s borders, the deportations of Slovakian Jews resumed on September 30, 1944. It was then that Anna became actively involved in helping her Jewish acquaintance.
She found a room in an abandoned hotel with a bath sunken in the floor, and took Alice and her daughter there.
Every night Anna would visit them, bringing a warm meal, books and the news. She would then go to other people who needed her care.




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