Where were you during The Second Holocaust?

The war on innocent civilians takes a barbaric turn for the worse

KR Franklin
3 min readOct 29, 2023
Where were you during The Second Holocaust?
Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash | Where were you during The Second Holocaust?

After the loss of more than 1,400 lives on October 7th, 2023, a rhetoric of revenge became omnipresent in all of mainstream media. The demand for retaliation was so prominent that the calls to rescue the hundreds of missing hostages — became a distant and secondary focus. Instead, a vengeful government promised retribution but delivered terror.

What has ensued has been an unrelenting attack on millions of innocent civilians — half of whom are children — all squeezed within a narrow strip of land known as Gaza.

“The narrow slice of land covering 140 square miles — roughly the size of Las Vegas — is one of the most densely populated places on earth. The population of the Gaza Strip is 2.2 million…nearly half (47.3%) are under 18” — NPR News, Linah Mohammad

The horrendous strategy was simple.

  • No Water.
  • No Food.
  • No Electricity.
  • No Healthcare.
  • No Shelter.
  • No Aid.
  • Just Punish. Destroy. And Exterminate.

“There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed…We are fighting human animals” —Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant

And, just when the world assumed the cruelty against a defenseless population could not reach a new level of horror —

October 28th, 2023 happened.

The Second Holocaust

The day began with the news that the Israeli military decided to sever all communications within Gaza by bombing cell towers. That meant no phone calls to cry for help. No internet to upload the images and clips. No way to expose the next level of depravity. In other words, the steps to keep this secret were all in place.

Far worse than murder. Far worse than a massacre. Far worse than a Genocide. The events that took place and are ongoing, can only be categorized as The Second Holocaust — where millions of children, women and men are stuck in concentration camps and being systematically killed by a ruthless government. However, this time, its the Israeli government doing the killing.

The following clips are disturbing scenes from October 28th, 2023 when a helpless city already living in darkness, starved from basic necessities, and filled with children, suffered its worst attack — yet.

Women and Children Screaming for Help (in Blackout Darkness) Following the Bombing of the Al-Shati Refugee Camp


Middle East Eye | Gaza City | Author: @wissamgaza | 10/28/2023 | Where were you during The Second Holocaust?

A City Devoid of Basic Necessities Uses a Speaker System to Communicate — Begging for Help

Middle East Eye | Gaza Strip | 10/28/2023 | Where were you during The Second Holocaust?

The Sky Filled with the Fog of Spent Munitions Following a Night of Terror and Mass Killing by Israeli Air Strikes

Middle East Eye | Gaza Strip | 10/28/2023 | @Mhmd_Rahman90 | Where were you during The Second Holocaust?

The Important Role You Play

As the death toll continues to sky-rocket, as children and women continue to be crushed by the rubble, as The Second Holocaust unfolds right before your eyes, you hold a special power. There is something you can do to help end this horror.

Spread the word.

The more people that know about these atrocities, the more the demand to stop it increases. Start today.

Post. Re-post. Share. Re-share. Like and Comment on any and all efforts to stop the violence on every platform. Let us do our part to help end The Second Holocaust.

Note From the Author: The paywall has been removed from this article so it can be shared widely. Our hope is more people can access this and other information about the events occurring in Palestine. Those that are complicit want to keep it a secret so we need to speak up.



KR Franklin

Just a writer trying to make a dent in the universe, one typo at a time.