Empty Days

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Shoah - made in USA?

It seems I am part of some silent majority (or minority - it's so silent, it's hard to tell) quietly wondering what has happened to the representation of WWII history in North America and some chunks of Western Europe as well. Particularly regarding the ongoing stressing of Shoah as *the* central and even pivotal concern of the Nazi regime, from the early 30's to Total War. It really hit me when "Shindler's List" was shown on TV without commercials and with a moment of silence at the beginning... Wow. Since when has Shoah become a national american event?

As I am largely ignorant of important studies making waves in that department, I just scoured the internet for a few days and found a lot to ponder on. For instance, there's Norman Finkelstein's "Holocaust Industry" raising these very questions and there are rabid Jewish websites calling him a Holocaust Denier and an anti-semite :-0
Sure enough, I also found genuine Aryan movement sites who use everything they can for their own brand of propaganda, but I think we're past calling Nietzsche a Nazi philosopher and all that. At least I hope so.

To be continued.





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