Monday, April 23, 2007

Anti-Semitism in Germany - Ya Think?

To steal Soccerdad's wording again: If you haven't read William Grim's article at FRONTPAGEMAG.COM, you must. The most striking line, IMO, is when he states, "Young Fritz doesn't have to be overtly anti-Semitic today because his grandfather's generation did such a bang-up job of the Holocaust."

I see this as no different than a yeshiva guy who becomes ultra right-wing, only to come back to the normal, middle-path upon returning and spending time in Anerica. The Nazi's felt as if the Jews were a problem, and in order to ensure anti-semitism would continue for generations, they needed to go the "Katzeh haAcharon/the other extreme" (ie, the Holocaust), to steal the words of the Rambam.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Greg said...

With all due respect to yeshiva guys, I don't think this is the usual chesbon when they decide to become "ultra right-wing."

The generation of Germans directly after the Holocaust, even those only a bit older than us, are viruently anti-anti-Semitic. There are even laws that have to do with it, I believe.

8:09 AM, April 23, 2007

 
Blogger AlanLaz said...

Yeah, "in hopes" made it sound like a conscious decision, something that I don't think it is. I will edit.

8:10 AM, April 23, 2007

 

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