It is this hagiographic principle in the Holocaust studies and uses that is documented in Finkelstein's work. The subject is not new at all in the fields of sociology of commemoration and philosophy of history; the object of study in this scale and bravery - is quite new. Your interlude on Christianity's input in massacres of Lithuanian Jews is even starker example of your selective generalization: Even though last Christianized in Europe, Lithuanians somehow are shown more impregnated with Church's anti-Semitism than the earlier Christianized countries. Instead of being 'a rule' it becomes an 'exception proving the rule'. Two targets hit with one bullet: no more Soviet invasion context, and the Christianity derided. The conclusion is simple tautology: "Rule is rule". Well, if the word "obscurantism" has any meaning, it's about this kind of hagiography.
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