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    • Chris Linthwaite
    • 26.01.10 | 00:54 (IST)

    I am not saying that The Holocaust should not be commemorated, and it is right there is a Holocaust memorial Day on Wednesday which can be used as an opportunity to teach our kids what happens if racism is allowed to continue unchecked. What I am saying is that using The Holocaust for political purposes which Netanyahu does, regularly including in The Knesset is not a healthy state of affairs. Either for Israel of for Jews. Reminds me of a newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, a Jew born in South Africa living in London, whose family is originally from the Ukraine who said at the end of a programme where she traced her family. That she did not want the programme to end with the consequence of the Shoah on her family. So she got her Uncle to go to the Ukraine from NYC to the ruins of a Synagogue in a town her family is from where he recited the Kaddish (spelling Jewish prayer for the dead) One of the most powerful moments I have ever witnessed. Thats how you fight the Holocaust.

    from the article: Polish bishop accuses Jews of using Holocaust as propaganda
    First published 20:07 25.01.10 | Last updated 15:16 07.02.10
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