Posted: Yesterday at 14:20
MPNW: what I am saying is that it may not be clear to us when and why people flee. You seem to be saying that they should have left sooner or stayed put.
Doubtless people have fled (or tried to flee) other "low level" persecutions because they could see what was coming or, at least, didn't want to take a chance on what might happen. At the very least, even if they do not actually fear life and limb, why should they continue stay and suffer discrimination. Would you?
That the Jewish Holocaust was the biggest and most tragic (and I have read several books about it) does not mean that is was the only one. The mass killing of Muslims in the former Yugoslavia and the Rwandan genocide spring to mind.
Maybe you have your own reasons for being so emotive about this, I don't know. I'm only looking at what history tells me - and maybe they are too. Given what has happened frequently in the past would you stay and take your chance that the government will protect you while continuing to suffer discrimination at least, death at worst? Or would you leave?