Vera Sharav’s Speech: We Can’t Forget

By Margaret Anna Alice

Below is the text of the speech:

Hello everyone, I am Vera Sharav. And I am here to support your determination not to forget.

As a survivor of the Holocaust, I cannot forget.

I know—as other survivors do—that what happened then can happen again …

As survivors, we have a sacred mission on behalf of the victims who did not survive.

Our mission is not only to remember but to warn others against the consequences of blind obedience.

I cannot forget that my act of disobedience to authority as a six-and-a-half-year-old child saved my life.

I cannot forget that government-generated human catastrophes are facilitated by obedience.

History does not repeat itself exactly, partly because technology often changes the playing field radically.

A fixation on technology has eclipsed the study of history, philosophy, and all the humanities. Technology has corrupted genuine science and medicine.

I cannot forget that the road to catastrophe was paved by the perversion of medicine and the weaponization of technology.

Although the term is no longer used, the elitist, racist ideology of eugenics continues to infect those who set public policy—in particular, those who control public health and the military industrial complex.

The goal of eugenics was and remains: the elimination of millions of people.

People who the ruling class deems “inferior,” “useless,” of no value.

Once again, Moral standards have been discarded.

Spiritual pursuits have been abandoned. Family bonds have been deliberately fractured.

We are at a catastrophic juncture in human history.

Medicine has been perverted—again.

Doctors and nurses are again deviating from medicine’s healing objective.

They are violating the precautionary Hippocratic ethical principle: “First, do no harm.”

I never anticipated that I would bear witness once again, to an unfolding global crime against humanity.

Medical doctors and institutions are—once again—engaged in a government-dictated murderous operation.

Ignorance of history and reliance on propaganda ensured that few people recognize foreboding similarities between today’s public policies and directives and the genocidal Nazi policies.

Today’s predators have unleashed injectable bioweapons designed to override our protective immune system. They are also spraying poisonous substances and nanoparticles, including metals, in our sky, and they have installed surveillance technology to control us remotely.

Today’s global predators have declared that, “God is dead; there’s no such thing as a soul; there’s no such thing as free will.”

These deluded predators claim that they “are now like gods” and that we, the people, are merely “hackable animals” who they can re-engineer using artificial intelligent design.

Each of us must decide whether to obey or disobey the next directive.

By disobeying, we assert our freedom and our God-given rights as human beings.

Those who obey government dictates are consenting to their enslavement or death.

And now, I would like to read An Anthem for Justice by Margaret Anna Alice.

About Vera Sharav

When most people hear the name “Vera Sharav,” the first thing they think of is “Holocaust survivor.” But surviving the Third Reich was just the beginning of this feisty librarian’s hero’s journey.

Like many heroes, Vera’s greatness blossomed from tragedy. Born Vera Roll in Romania in 1937, she was nearly four when Romania allied with Germany in 1941. Vera and her parents wound up in the Mogilev concentration camp, where her father later died of typhus.

Speaking in a 1984 oral history interview, Vera’s mother, Mary Roll, recalled, “I couldn’t get a piece of bread, and [Vera] would cry so bitterly. Days and days, nothing in her mouth.”

Famine and disease stalked them daily. “Every morning,” Mary said, “they would bring out … loads of corpses, frozen to death, loaded like wood on these carts and transported to mass graves.”

Fearing her daughter would starve to death, Mary decided to lie. She got Vera into an international rescue mission for orphans by saying Vera was one, too.

In 1944 at the age of six-and-a-half, Vera was to set sail on the Mefküre merchant ship with sixty-one other children.

But she refused. “I was sitting there crying,” Vera remembers. “I didn’t want to go on that boat. Nothing would move me.”

Instead, she insisted on boarding the boat with the family she had befriended on the way to the harbor city, a family she trusted to take care of her.

“The voyage entailed crossing the Black Sea from Romania to Istanbul, Turkey, en route to Palestine by train along the Mediterranean,” Vera told me. “This route crossing Syria and Lebanon was only open for several weeks in 1944.”

She continued, “Between the time I was rescued from the concentration camp and the voyage to Palestine took about eight months.”

When I asked Vera where she stayed during those eight months, she recalled, “That was an odyssey—bouncing two months with one family, three months another, then three months with mother’s brother the banker, the family having converted and having a princess as friend. It’s during these months that I learned to discern people whom I could trust.”

Vera said, “For three years, I was raised by my mother’s sister and family on a family farm in Palestine. These were the happiest years of my childhood, during which I healed. After a four-year separation, I was reunited with my mother in New York in January 1948.”
Photo by Alice Proujansky for STAT

Fusilladed by machine guns and cannons, the Mefküre was to sink two days later. Only 5 of the 320 refugees survived.

Vera would never forget this lesson about life-saving disobedience. “That’s where I would have been,” she notes, “had I listened to authority.”

The ultimate badass, Vera later traced her ungovernability to this experience. “I realized why sometimes I would be very stubborn—nobody, no ideology, no rationalization would change my mind.”

This fierce determination would empower Vera to transcend her devastating grief after tragedy struck again in 1994.

That is when Vera and her husband, Itzhak, learned about the cataclysmic consequences of not being given informed consent.

Their firstborn son, Ami, suffered a deadly reaction to clozapine, a purported “miracle” drug that had been prescribed for the schizo-affective disorder he’d been diagnosed with as a teenager several years prior.

When Vera reported Ami’s symptoms of weakness and difficulty walking to his psychiatrist, the psychiatrist not only failed to recognize the signature signs of neuroleptic malignant syndrome—a known potentially lethal reaction to antipsychotic drugs Vera had never been informed about—but he increased the dosage of clozapine and threw on another antidepressant.

Ami died three days later.

Her grief compounded by guilt, Vera lamented, “After all I had learned about not trusting authority, I trusted this doctor and pushed Ami to take the medication.”

This unfathomable loss lit a conflagration under Vera, who would go on to found the Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP), an organization committed to defending medical ethics from corrupting influences. Guided by the Nuremberg Code, Hippocratic Oath, and 2005 UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, AHRP members advocate for freedom of choice; honest disclosure; informed consent; and truth and scientific integrity.

“I tried to find the best treatment, and I wound up bumping against the obscenity of the mental health system,” Vera told Nature reporter Charlie Schmidt in 2008. “I became an outspoken critic of modern medicine, a watchdog. And to my surprise, I had no competition, and I still have no competition.”

Pouring herself into her newfound calling as a human rights activist, Vera discovered the eugenicist underbelly of biomedical research.

She helped stop governmental experiments on children involving both pesticides (CHEERS) and the smallpox vaccine. Her advocacy on behalf of children also led to federal investigations about the use of foster children as guinea pigs.

Vera’s peer-reviewed article Children in Clinical Research: A Conflict of Moral Values appeared in the American Journal of Bioethics in 2003. The abstract reads in part:

“This paper examines the culture, the dynamics and the financial underpinnings that determine how medical research is being conducted on children in the United States. Children have increasingly become the subject of experiments that offer them no potential direct benefit but expose them to risks of harm and pain.… Emphasis, however, is given to psychoactive drug tests because of the inherent ethical and diagnostic problems involved in the absence of any objective, verifiable diagnostic tool.”

Vera—who earned a master’s degree in library science from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1971, nearly two decades after majoring in art history at City College of New York—has written other influential peer-reviewed articles, including:

  • The Ethics of Conducting Psychosis-Inducing Experiments (Accountability in Research, 1999)
  • The Impact of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act on the Recruitment of Children for Research (Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 2003)
  • Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research Harm Children with and Without Disabilities (Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 2004)
  • Screening for Mental Illness: The Merger of Eugenics and the Drug Industry (Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 2005)
  • Protecting People with Decisional Impairments and Legal Incapacity Against Biomedical Research Abuse (Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 2008)

Vera spoke out against unethical research on mentally ill subjects, organizing testimonies by victims and their families at the National Bioethics Advisory Committee (NBAC) that led to the cessation of twenty-nine National Institute of Mental Health clinical trials.

She raised awareness about the suicidal tendencies triggered by antidepressants, bringing together bereaved parents to testify at FDA hearings.

Vera would later break the story about an internal GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) memo acknowledging Paxil—which GSK had admitted in 2006 increased suicidal behavior—was no better than a placebo at treating depression, leading to its 2012 conviction for federal fraud charges and a $3 billion fine.

After discovering New York Psychiatric Institute researchers had conducted unethical experiments on black and Hispanic boys using the drug fenfluramine, Vera leaked the story to reporters, leading to the 1998 New York Times article Experiments on Children Are Reviewed and the Boston Globe series Doing Harm: Research on the Mentally Ill by Robert Whitaker.

Whitaker—who would go on to make a career out of covering medical research and pharmaceutical industry corruption, winning the George Polk Award for Medical Writing—credited Vera with setting him on that trajectory.

“It all came from Vera,” he said. “Her work brought me into this field.”

With her lifelong instruction in the hallmarks of totalitarianism, medical tyranny, and eugenics, it’s no wonder she was one of the first—if not the first—to expose the COVID propaganda and its authoritarian, democidal agenda.

Vera published Coronavirus Provides Dictators & Oligarchs with a Dream Come True on March 26, 2020—a mere thirteen days after President Trump had issued the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration.

In that article, she documents philanthropath Bill Gates’s digital surveillance aims and vaccine-profiteering scheme, quoting a Reddit AMA session where he stated, “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it.”

Vera observes that this statement “acknowledges the intent to utilize digital technology to gain control over people’s compliance with government-dictated medical interventions—especially regarding compliance with vaccination—Bill Gates’ particular obsession.”

Referencing the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy, WHO Immunization Agenda 2030, she sounded this Cassandra-like clarion call, “Consider what is at stake if we don’t resist the blatant attempt at a power grab by the plutocrats with Bill Gates in the forefront.”

She already sensed the Nuremberg Code was at grave risk, cautioning:

“The foremost, inviolable principle of the Nuremberg Code is the absolute right of every human being to voluntary, informed consent. It is crucial that we preserve this human right at all cost.

“Those who seek to abrogate the individual right to informed consent seek to overthrow democracy and to establish a totalitarian regime; this time, a totally technologically-controlled regime.”

In a section titled “Fomenting fear of an invisible infectious disease,” Vera cited an example of this oft-used tactic:

“This strategy has been repeated whenever governments needed to distract the public from its failures. In 1976, government-recommended mass vaccination against the ‘Swine Flu’ resulted in paralysis, respiratory arrest, and deaths. This debacle should have taught public health officials that in the face of scientific uncertainty about the safety of a vaccine, it is better to err on the side of caution.

“We are all being put in a state of isolation; a well-known condition that generates highest anxiety. We are supposed to await the fast-track testing of a vaccine that may or may not cause more harm. The frenzied promotional hype about exceptionally fast-tracked vaccines whose manufacturers will be free of all liability, is accelerating.”

Vera’s clear-eyed assessment that “The Eugenics agenda of the elites is focused on gaining control over the global human population” has now been proven out by the totalitarian measures that swept over the planet and the multimillion injection-caused deaths and injuries.

She urged us to “insist on exercising our freedom and the right to informed consent,” posing the question:

“Will the people who live in ostensible democracies accept government-dictates, and willingly give up their hard-won freedoms such as are guaranteed to US citizens under the First Amendment of the Constitution?”

Sadly, the answer to that was a droning YES—instead of the exuberant NO! that could have halted the psydemic in its tracks.

In a January 2022 speech delivered in Belgium, Vera eviscerated those who vilify or even criminalize anyone who has the chutzpah to point out the similarities between what happened in 1940s Europe and today:

“As a Holocaust survivor, I am appalled by poseurs who control the Holocaust narrative. They deny the relevance of the Holocaust to current discrimination and increasingly aggressive and repressive edicts.

“These vigilantes censor and silence those who speak out. By denying the relevance of the Holocaust to current repression, the vigilantes are Holocaust deniers.”

She revealed how the propagandists use fear to psychologically manipulate us into relinquishing our freedoms and rights while the cruelites enact their democidal dreams:

“Today’s predators are also using fear and propaganda to maintain a state of anxiety and helplessness. The objective—then and now—is identical—to condition people to become obedient and to follow directives without question.

“The global assault on our freedoms and our right to self-determination is facilitated by the weaponization of medicine. Then and now, the medical establishment has provided a veneer of legitimacy to mass medical murder.”

Vera concluded:

“We are at a catastrophic junction in human history. Today’s predators have unleashed an injectable biological weapon designed to deliver a poisonous spike protein and stealth surveillance technology into the body.

“This weapon enables the predators to control the global population remotely twenty-four hours a day. We must choose whether to disobey and assert our freedom and our rights as human beings—or to be enslaved.”

During her August 20, 2022, speech commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Nuremberg Code, Vera enjoined, “If we are to avert another Holocaust, we must identify ominous current parallels before they poison the fabric of society.”

As if to prove her point about “poseurs who control the Holocaust narrative,” the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Antisemitism (JFDA) accused Vera of relativizing the Holocaust.

Because she dared to draw lessons from history in an attempt to stop crimes against humanity from repeating, Vera is facing potential criminal charges in New Normal Germany for “incitement” due to “trivialization of the Holocaust.”

That didn’t stop Vera from premiering her five-part documentary series Never Again Is Now Global on January 30, 2023, illustrating the parallels in harrowing detail.

Vera is currently editing a book with the working title One World Agenda: A Global Fascist Final Solution.

“I have garnered more than three dozen extraordinary contributing authors—doctors, scientists, historians—each specialists in their field, as well as spiritual leaders,” Vera told me. She summarizes the book as follows:

“It is a sweeping review of how ignorance of history, the embrace of false narratives reinforced by propaganda, and blind obedience has enabled a global cabal to gain control over the financial, political, scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. Spiritual and moral human precepts have been discarded. The book addresses how Scientism has replaced genuine science; how the veneration of technology, the weaponization of science and medicine, and the mindless acceptance of the demolition of representative government have eviscerated Western civilization. As a result of our dereliction of adult responsibility, we are confronted by the threat of a global apocalypse. The book will also tackle the falsification of the history of the Holocaust and its relevance for the genocide in Gaza.”

When asked how she brought herself to tell her sobbing daughter goodbye, not knowing if she would ever see her again or even survive, Vera’s mother explained:

“I felt she was as such a diamond, I wanted to save her at any price.”

Because of Mary’s intrepid self-sacrifice, that diamond has gone on to save the lives of innumerable individuals, inspiring others to shine our own coruscating light while together we defend humanity against tyranny and democide.

As we celebrate the courageous example of the formidable Vera Sharav, let us continually remember the galvanizing closing words of her historic Nuremberg Code speech:

“Unless all of us resist, never again is now.”

(Excerpt from a lengthy article first published on Margaret Anna Alice Through the Looking Glass and kindly sent to us by the author for re-publishing. View the full article here.)