"Reading their arguments and the debates they invoke makes me wonder if we’re “holocaust-obsessed” enough. If there still are many more questions about the phenomenon to pursue. The nature of human nature for instance. George Steiner once told me he believed the Holocaust 'removed the reinsurance on human hope,' meaning the conceptual safety net beneath which our belief in the capability for evil could not go. Now we know it can go far lower. But how far below does this unimaginable hell stretch?"Think of it: 2/3 of all Jews in Europe were exterminated. How can you not be "obsessed", especially if your own family perished that way?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ron Rosenbaum writes about "the new holocaust-denial": calling people "holocaust-obsessed." Can you imagine people thinking that way? He says,