Wednesday, December 31, 2003

In an interesting though not very convincing opinion article in Ha'Aretz, Yehoshua Amishav points out the fact that many cases of the "new anti-Semitism" would not have been prevented by more Holocaust education, even though Israeli officials often want us to believe otherwise. As important as it is to teach people all over the world about the history, the origins and the aftermath of the crimes committed by Nazi Germany and its willing collaborators against millions of Jews and others in the years 1933-45, it is absurd and naive to believe that more knowledge about those crimes would eliminate or even lessen anti-Semitism or other forms of both rational and irrational collective hatred.

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