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Why Do We Gotta Honor the Gays in NYC’s Jews-Only Holocaust Park?


Nazis killed, like, six million Jews. So back in 1985, New York City’s then-Mayor Ed Koch dedicated the Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay to commemorate those we lost in the genocide. But now the city’s Parks Department has kowtowed to crazy demands (some 13 years in the making) for the park to honor non-Jews who died in the Holocaust! Like: the disabled, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gypsies, and, yes the gays, because Adolf Hitler ran up a huge gas bill executing all of these folks, too. As is typical with these things, on-lookers claim the addition of these other groups is backed by politicians looking to curry favors with certain voters. Well, yeah. (Photo)