Reviewing the Holocaust Anew

[Institute for Global Jewish Affairs] Yehuda Bauer - Today for the first time since 1945, Jews are again threatened, openly, by a radical Islamic genocidal ideology. The nonpragmatic character of the genocide of the Jews is one of the elements that differentiate it from other genocides. Other elements were the desire to annihilate every single Jew; the idea that Jews everywhere should be treated the same way that they were being treated in Nazi Europe; and the fact that special industrial enterprises - death camps - were set up for the purpose of producing (Jewish) corpses - an unprecedented historical fact. The writer is professor (emeritus) of Holocaust studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2009-04-21 06:00:00

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