Few images recorded in the course of human history are as gut-wrenching as those from Nazi concentration camps. The images --- ordered by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, to record the atrocities should allegations of propaganda ever develop --- were so gruesome and the carnage so devastating, the world promised "never again." Yet, as is so often the case, time fades even the vilest, most despicable moments of human history, and we fail to recognize the warning signs when they come again.
However, Evelyn Markus and Rosa Zeegers, a lesbian Jewish couple living in Amsterdam did not miss the warning signs. They witnessed the rising tide of anti-semitism bubbling up in the streets, with their neighbors going along. To escaped the fate of their parents under Nazi rule, they moved to the United States.
Evelyn and Rosa have teamed up with TheBlaze to share their inspired story in a new documentary aptly named, Never Again Is Now. The couple joined Glenn Tuesday on The Glenn Beck TV Program to discuss their experience in Europe and why it influenced them to make a dramatic change.
"I have been saying for 10, 15 years, trouble is coming.... But there is a difference now when I tell my family that trouble is coming because now I see that it is literally here. It's here. What was the moment when you said 'This is happening?'" Glenn asked.
Rosa responded with a very specific incident that happened in the middle of the street one day.
"The fact that you're standing in the middle of an angry crowd --- that marching for Palestine is one thing, right, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I can't blame them for doing that --- but adding to that 'Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas' is beyond just Palestine," Rosa said.
Rosa went on to described seeing her neighbors clapping along. It was the first time she'd experienced such a thing since her family was murdered. That's the moment she realized the world had changed.
Glenn shared an experience in which caused a similar experience. Immediately following the terrorist attack in Orlando, he took to Facebook to express his sympathies and let the world know he stands with the LGBT community in their time of need. The reaction from some conservative media outlets was less than encouraging.
"Some tried to smear that and, I don't know, make it look bad that I was standing with gays. And I thought to myself 'I don't even know these people.' And I thought of you, I thought of the two of you, 'I don't know my fellow countrymen.' I'm shocked at the people I thought got it and are not."
The feeling of bewilderment and disappointment was all too familiar for Rosa and Evelyn.
"That's exactly what we felt. And even when we made the decision to leave, and we told people around us why and there was a -- you know -- waiving it away. 'You're crazy, you don't see that,'" Rosa said. "But then always we had to bring them back to our parents and their history and how people then had a visa in their pocket for other countries but said the same thing, 'It's not that bad.' Well, it can become that bad. We've seen that before."
Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:
Featured Image: Screenshot from Never Again Is Now