Oriental Jews - Holocaust Denial - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Klaus Bloemker
    • 18.03.07 | 20:05 (IST)

    The left-wing Israeli Michael Warschawski (he grew up orthodox in France and moved to Israel in 1967)writes that he taught courses of mainly sefardic Jews and says these people didn't believe the holocaust happened. Their argument was: "The Ashkenazi want to make us believe that (the holocaust) because they are the victims not us. We don't buy that." As the above article points out, denial is mainly motivated by the suspicion the holocaust is used for some unjustified political, financial or other end. ("The Ashkenazis want money and control. Not that I want to excuse Hitler but I understand that you Germans didn't like them", a Jew of Iraq/Moroccan decent once told me in Jerusalem.)

    from the article: Poll: Over 25% of Israeli Arabs say Holocaust never happened
    First published 00:00 18.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.03.07
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