Has America Got the Holocaust All Wrong?

In America, fascism is rising. And all our talk about the Holocaust, that it would ward off bigotry, hatred, and totalitarianism, all our museums, memorials, movies and school curricula, hasn't stopped it

Noah Berlatsky
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Noah Berlatsky

America loves to talk about the Holocaust.

The Nazi genocide is commemorated in numerous museums and memorials, not least the much-revered, federally-supported United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC – which recently made headlines again, thanks to Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who used a visit to the museum as a backdrop to half-heartedly apologize for comparing facemasks to the yellow stars the Nazis forced Jews to wear.

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