The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

WORKING LIKE BEAVERS TO PROTECT THE HOLOCAUST STORY FROM FOLK LIKE US



The Berlin Declaration and the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia's Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

[Excerpts. It's a substantial document.] Read more

The OSCE participating States commit to:
Strive to ensure that their legal systems foster a safe environment free from anti-Semitic harassment, violence or discrimination in all fields of life;

Promote remembrance of and, as appropriate, education about the tragedy of the Holocaust [this is a good].

Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust) [this will be a crime].

Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust [this will be a crime].

Anti-Semitic acts are criminal when they are so defined by law (for example, denial of the Holocaust or distribution of anti-Semitic materials in some countries) [this will be a crime].

It will also provide thematic pages with information on key issues such as Holocaust education and anti-Semitism [this will be a good], freedom of religion or belief, hate crimes and violence; international standards and instruments;

It is reasonable to assume that the ODIHR task force on Holocaust and post-Holocaust education will eventually begin channeling its knowledge and experience into educational systems [a great good].

It is reasonable to assume that the ODIHR task force on Holocaust and post-Holocaust education will eventually begin channeling its knowledge and experience into educational systems [a very great good, so long as it is under the control of the State].

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home