so how are your holocaust studies going?
learnt anything interesting?
today I learnt that the holocaust killed over 80% of the rabbis and talmudic scholars, virtually all of them were anti-zionist.
Quite a lot of interesting stuff. And learned about European Jewish life prior to the Holocaust, and Poland was the country to be Jewish in... no wonder the death camps were on there, although if you can look at this map you can tell why holocaust 'revisionists' (why do they give themselves a dirty label?) are crying:
not being funny but 4 and a half million seems a bit of a rotten egg in comparison with the rest...
But whilst what I've learned doesn't contradict the 5,950,000 minimum figure... I'm not so interested in numbers and statistics. The 6 million cultural phenomenon that is the holocaust has real affects in our lives and Jewish and Israeli lives today, and that is something worth learning about... how do they see it, in what context...
Ultra-Orthodox (Religiously Zionist) Jews call the Holocaust the Shoa, a disaster (of biblical proportions). It would be the 3rd Shoah to them, so they clearly have some kind of unreal persecution complex going on in their heads.
More Anti-Zionist Jews died in the Holocaust than Zionists for the simple fact that Germans were helping Zionists deport Jews from Germany to Palestine until the war started. When the military machine took control in the war, it would not matter whether a Jew was Zionist or not. Nazi Generals were in competition with each other to become more efficient killing machines in order to appease Hitler and make steps closer to the top.
The Holocaust is a can of worms. And I have to write a 3000 word assignment on it by the 29th, as well as 2 other 3000 word assignments... (one on the British promise to the Ottoman Arabs, the dissecting of the middle east and the creation of Israel [Islamic History] and another on how religion is represented in the film Lion Of The Desert [Study of Religion]).
I think I must be addicted to working under pressuree =S
oh well, it shall be done... at least this post on anti-neocons away from my studying efforts was on topic for my brain
PS: You may find this other uploaded diagram of slight interest: