Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Holocaust Posturings

Put an end to Holocaust memorials outside the Jewish world, says
DANIEL SCHWAMMENTHAL,| on Wall Street Journal Europe. Who needs these theatres of ritualistic declaration of "never again" when the unspeakable happens, again and again, as an indifferent world looks on, a world for which the value of the Holocaust seems to reside only in its utility as a hammer to bludgeon Israel's insistence on actual "never again"?

Read this:

It's easy to understand why he had wanted to be there: The more crocodile tears people like him spill for dead Jews the easier it is for them to demonize the living ones and avoid being tagged as anti-Semitic. In such hands, Holocaust memorials have become a cover to pound the Jewish state with greater moral authority.


And related:

You ought to take a look in the mirror and ask yourself why Israel, and only Israel, makes your blood boil and leads you to speak out, even at the risk of grossly distorting both reality and history.

The answer, Ms. Lilleng, should be painfully obvious.


At 12:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the ideas behind memorialising the Holocaust is to draw lessons applicable to the present from the events of the past.

It is therefore worth asking, what is the primary lesson of the Holocaust?


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