Tag Archives: Holocaust Remembrance Day

complicity in discourtesy

In his seminal work “Obedience to Authority” published in 1974, Stanley Milgram addressed this human capacity to abide passively and without protest in the face of heinous cruelty and blatant deception. Crucially, Milgram wrote: “There is always some element of … Continue reading

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turning the last page of history

Holocaust Remembrance Day is on the horizon at the end of the month,and whatever its merits, or its motivations that underlied this United Nations initiative it interestingly coincides with the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, as a renewal, a time … Continue reading

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the shoah must go on?

The trains, the cattle cars, rolling down the tracks towards Auschwitz and the other camps did not have separate quarters. The same place setting in hell saw right and left, religious and secular.People like Matisse’s wife, Catholic converts like Jacob … Continue reading

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old doctor: same sick disease

Days of their lives…The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Holocaust Remembrance Day is … Continue reading

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ragged glory

There is something ironic about seeing that video of Danish protesters, unarmed and non-violent getting absolutely smashed silly by riot police and then juxtaposing that footage with the same ugly use of force against illegal Jewish settlers, – breaking secular … Continue reading

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