Holocaust one of many grave crimes against humanity - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • mark
    • 26.01.10 | 18:58 (IST)

    I would like to suggest a reality check on seeing the Holocaust as worse than all the other genocides in history. First, why would it be worst than, say, the millions killed in Russia during the Stalin regime, or the millions killed in Cambodia during the regime of Pol Pot? Second, fair-minded people throughout the world have never understood the idea of Jewish exceptionalism--that, for example, Israel is somehow different from other states and should not be held to the same standards; that Jewish suffering is somehow more existential and meaningful than the suffering of others. Whatever the extraordinary qualities of Jewish culture, it's difficult even for supporters of Israel (who are not themselves Jewish or Israeli) to regard this notion as anything other than egocentric, self-centered, parochial or even racist.

    from the article: Turkey: Holocaust is most grave crime against humanity in history
    First published 18:38 26.01.10 | Last updated 19:49 26.01.10
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