BBC: Should we lay Holocaust to rest? Watch

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Lol, I can't believe this dumb question was the centre of a whole tv debate. Also, the question seems to imply that the Holocaust is being repeatedly shoved in people's faces when it isn't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwRdLCUJ_rg
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*shrug* History will do it for us.

There's plenty of historical examples of amazing cruelty and devastation of human life, and yet the stretch of history has rendered many of them mere footnotes, and others dispassionately discussed topics amongst historians.


Believe it or not the Holocaust will one day just be another thing that happened in the murky past. a tragedy but divorced from it's emotional force.
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(Original post by perfectsymbology)
Lol, I can't believe this dumb question was the centre of a whole tv debate. Also, the question seems to imply that the Holocaust is being repeatedly shoved in people's faces when it isn't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwRdLCUJ_rg
You don't lay tragic events to rest, but this obviously gets more attention than various other events. The Holodomor or Amernian genocide for instance attract relatively little attention in comparison. I don't recall many movies or much media coverage about those events. That was a point made by Norman Finklestein in his controversial "The Holocaust Industry".
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You don't lay tragic events to rest, but this obviously gets more attention than various other events. The Holodomor or Amernian genocide for instance attract relatively little attention in comparison. I don't recall many movies or much media coverage about those events. That was a point made by Norman Finklestein in his controversial "The Holocaust Industry".
Events where many countries are involved inevitably get more attention than those where few countries are involved. Why many countries get involved is a different debate. The second world war also occurred as the media industry was developing into a mass industry.
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(Original post by Chi019)
You don't lay tragic events to rest, but this obviously gets more attention than various other events. The Holodomor or Amernian genocide for instance attract relatively little attention in comparison. I don't recall many movies or much media coverage about those events. That was a point made by Norman Finklestein in his controversial "The Holocaust Industry".
The most striking comparison to be made is between the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide. Comments that would be considered utterly horrific if used to refer to the Holocaust (and to an extent, many other genocides like Armenia as well) are considered perfectly fair game with regard to Rwanda.
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Holocaust industry is a multi billion dollar industry.
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Holocaust industry is a multi billion dollar industry.
Multi million sure, but schindler's list only had a $22m budget, taking $320m, but its not like they make even one of those every year, so I don't see how it's a multibillion industry...
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Holocaust industry is a multi billion dollar industry.
Seriously??
Well damn!
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Holocaust industry is a multi billion dollar industry.
Therefore it should expand/shrink/what?

Heroin production is a multi-billion dollar industry. So is production of cancer treatments. What does that fact alone say about whether those industries are desirable?
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(Original post by queen-bee)
Seriously??
Well damn!
Sick joke alert:

Hitler only wanted the Polish economy to have industry that worked.
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Multi million sure, but schindler's list only had a $22m budget, taking $320m, but its not like they make even one of those every year, so I don't see how it's a multibillion industry...
The Holocaust industry didn't start and end with Shindlers list.

People have Pavlovian reactions whenever someone says something about the Holocaust, so i won't even bother. Just read book 'The Holocaust Industry' by Norman Finkelstein, who's parents were Holocaust survivors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust_Industry
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Therefore it should expand/shrink/what?

Heroin production is a multi-billion dollar industry. So is production of cancer treatments. What does that fact alone say about whether those industries are desirable?

And like Heroin production, its a sick industry that preys on suffering.
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I have relatives who died in the Holocaust.

My opinion is that the other genocides should be remembered as well, instead of forgetting the Holocaust.
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The Holocaust industry didn't start and end with Shindlers list.

People have Pavlovian reactions whenever someone says something about the Holocaust, so i won't even bother. Just read book 'The Holocaust Industry' by Norman Finkelstein, who's parents were Holocaust survivors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust_Industry
Yeah, but where do you get multibillion dollars a year from?
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I have relatives who died in the Holocaust.

My opinion is that the other genocides should be remembered as well, instead of forgetting the Holocaust.
So there should be more genocide airtime overall?

For what purpose?

Should the Congolese genocide get 50% more airtime as it had 50% more deaths?

I barely know anything about the Red Terror, do I really need to know?

Likewise Holodomor

Cambodia is interesting I guess and the Rwandian genocide.
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Yeah, but where do you get multibillion dollars a year from?

Movies, documentaries, museums, memorials, books, articles, shake downs ( reparations), holocaust 'denial' legal industry, pilgrimages to Auschwitz and other camps, memorabilia, websites....

The multi billion dollar industry is exposed in the book.
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So there should be more genocide airtime overall?

For what purpose?

Should the Congolese genocide get 50% more airtime as it had 50% more deaths?

I barely know anything about the Red Terror, do I really need to know?

Likewise Holodomor

Cambodia is interesting I guess and the Rwandian genocide.
Remembrance could start with the day to remember the Holocaust being one to remember all genocides.
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Why is it only the Holocaust that the BBC, leftists and Islamists want to lay to rest?

We recently celebrated 50 years since Churchill's passing, why? surely that should be laid to rest.

Why do we commemorate WWI every year and have marches, 2 minute silence etc? surely that should be laid to rest too?


Ah no, of course not. Just the Holocaust should be laid to rest. Only the Jews should let it lie. Everyone else can still commemorate events.
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(Original post by LockheedSpooky)
Why is it only the Holocaust that the BBC, leftists and Islamists want to lay to rest?

We recently celebrated 50 years since Churchill's passing, why? surely that should be laid to rest.

Why do we commemorate WWI every year and have marches, 2 minute silence etc? surely that should be laid to rest too?


Ah no, of course not. Just the Holocaust should be laid to rest. Only the Jews should let it lie. Everyone else can still commemorate events.
Why not?

I think after the last people who were involved have died we should lay it to rest.
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Well it's the last big genocide, if you exclude what Stalin and Mao did, but Russia and China aren't saying anything so we just have this as the worst example of human killings.
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