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Penn44 wrote:The Eichmann trial helped, but I think it took the success of the Six Day War to start the process towards greater Holocaust awareness not only in the US, but Israel as well.
Prior to the Six Day War, relatively few in Israel wanted to think of the powerless Holocaust victim. The image ran counter the more popular image of the strong, vital Zionist pioneer. Some Holocaust survivors report that they were shunned in different ways when they arrived in Israel by the pioneers because no one wanted to reflect on the powerless Jew at the mercy of his tormentors. However, the highly successful Six Day War gave the Israelis sufficient confidence in themselves to begin the process of openly dealing with these aspects of the Holocaust.
Also, after this time, the Israelis started to aggressively use the Holocaust as a propaganda tool to recruit other nations, especially the US, as well as Jews outside the Israel to the Israeli cause.
Penn44 wrote:Scott Smith wrote:Couldn't a' said it better myself.
Then I need to go in for a full checkup.
But this effort has had a strange, unintended consequence: The Jewish religion, at least in its popular sense, is letting itself become contaminated by the Holocaust--as if this horrible experience is somehow central to the Jewish experience, or "being Jewish," etc.
Tholzel wrote:<<If you want to discuss those subjects, start a new thread rather than change the subject in an existing thread.>>
One thing leads to another...
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