E–pub/Kindle [The Holocaust Industry Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering] ¿ Norman G. Finkelstein

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The Holocaust Industry Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering

The Holocaust Industry Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering review Ù 103 R strategic asset and Finkelstein contends exploited the Holocaust to enhance this newfound status Their subseuent interpretations of the tragedy are often at variance with actual historical events and are employed to deflect any criticism of Israel and its supporters Recalling Holocaust fraudsters such as Jerzy Kosinski and Binjamin Wilkomirski as well as the demagogic constructions of writers like Daniel Goldhagen Finkelstein contends that the main danger posed to the memory of Nazism's victims comes not from the distortions of Holocaust deniers but from prominent self proclaimed guardians of Holocaust memory. Norman Finkelstein is the son of two Holocaust survivors He is vocal against Israel s crimes against Palestinians and is strongly opposed to using one of the worst tragedies in history to justify genocide His willingness to speak the truth without mitigation has put him in many difficult situations even leading him to lose his job as a university professor The Holocaust Industry however deals with a different subject In it Finkelstein discusses how the nazi holocaust was used to service the greed of individuals and organisations with their own private agendas It s an intense read to say the least Finkelstein does not hold back Because of what his parents went through particularly his mother he takes this subject very personally He s not wrong to do soThe term Holocaust Industry is used to refer to this wide array of organisations and individuals who claim to be defenders of Jews and Holocaust victims while in truth they only aim to serve their own interests According to Finkelstein the Holocaust industry has spread the following false ideas into mainstream American culture1 Gentiles have an inert hatred of Jews They possess an irrational need to spill Jewish blood2 The Jews have suffered because they are superior to the Gentiles and it s the Gentiles jealousy of the Jews that had created silent executioners during the Holocaust3 The Holocaust is a uniue event in history To even suggest that the suffering of any other group is just as tragic constitutes holocaust denial4 To criticise Israel in any way is an act of anti Semitism which will lead to a new HolocaustOne cannot say that Finkelstein is exaggerating since he offers than enough support One citation after another footnotes extending than half the page some of the most detailed referencing that I have ever come across only serve to strengthen his credibility that along with his outstanding academic achievements in political scienceFinkelstein explores in depth how the Holocaust Industry demanded compensation from countries such as Switzerland and Germany several times over in the name of the actual survivors while the survivors received very little Finkelstein s mother only recieved 3500 out of a deal that offered billions in compensation He explains how the money went to fund Jewish cultural projects that instead of insuring the rights of the survivors or the heirs only continued to serve the interests of a chosen few He also goes into great detail about the hypocrisy that lies behind the Industry s outcries and accusations of anti Semitism When Germans or Swiss refuse to pay compensation the heavens cannot contain the righteous indignation of organised American Jewry but when Jewish elites rob Jewish survivors no ethical issues arise it s just about money page 86The uote refers to how actual Jewish survivors of the Nazi holocaust received very little from the monetary compensation while the bulk went to financing various pet projects and individual payments to rabbis and outstanding Jewish leaders Finkelstein also discusses the extortion of poor Eastern European countries by the Holocaust Industry right after the collapse of the Soviet Union The demands this time unlike the many compensation demands against Germany and the Swiss banks were not publicised as it might come off as grave robbery To justify the pressures exerted on Eastern Europe he Stuart Eizenstat explained that a hallmark of Western normality is to return or pay compensation for communal and private property wrongfully appropriated For the new democracies in Eastern Europe meeting this standard would be to commensurate with their passage from totalitarianism to a democratic states Eizenstat is a senior US government official and a prominent supporter of Israel Yet judging by the respective claims of Native Americans and Palestinians neither the US nor Israel has yet made the transition page 134Finkelstein has been criticised as a self hating Jew However the truth could not be different It is his unwillingness to accept the exploitation of his heritage and his parents suffering that motivates him to speak If anything it is his self respect as a Jew that has driven him to take up this position In conclusion The Holocaust Industry is a must read for anyone interested in learning than the superficial on this topic People like Finkelstein care about the truth they deserve to be heard

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The Holocaust Industry Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering review Ù 103 Controversial indictment of those who exploit the tragedy of the Holocaust for their own gainIn an iconoclastic and controversial study Norman G Finkelstein moves from an interrogation of the place the Holocaust has come to occupy in American culture to a disturbing examination of recent Holocaust compensation agreements It was not until the Arab Israeli War of 1967 when Israel's evident strength brought it into line with US foreign policy that memory of the Holocaust began to acuire the exceptional prominence it enjoys today Leaders of America's Jewish community were delighted that Israel was now deemed a majo. Uncomfortable Reading Has anyone read Binjamin Wilkomirski s Fragments Or The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski Did you like those books Did you find yourself affected by either of them Perhaps they re on your favourite book shelf right now If any of the above is true for you then I would advise you pick this book up The validity of these authors and their work is the tip of the iceberg in what The Holocaust Industry targets within its conseicse 171 pagesI ve been listening to Finkelsteins strict analysis of Israeli policy for a few years now However this is my first outing with the Professors written work It s not a random choice that I picked out this essay first he s written a fair few This book caused a riot when first released and still the repercussions of it s criticisms and expo e of the so called Holocaust Industry hold relevance today After reading a few reviews of Finkelsteins other work on goodreads I was expecting a fairly dry difficult to diffuse but ultimately intillectually satisfying book What I received instead was a pretty amazing read with a damning indictment of a handful of people profiteering from the compensation money paid up by Germany and Switzerland for the horrors of the Holocaust Not only this but Finkelstein makes some very poignant observations over the fact that the United States government could have eually shared blame for the same accusations the above countries receivedHis further critiue of the ideology behind the holocaust in the United States is also very eye opening I won t press any further as it s a short book and deserves a readers full attention its available online via PDF but Finkelstein is a moral force to be reckoned with I fear for any dishonest author intellectual who finds themselves caught in his sights and believe me when I say there are than a few he locks onto here Not only this but he manages to be very funny at times but only when mocking those who are dishonest in their claims and validityOveral It s a crushing attack I cant recommend books like this enough as they ask the uncomfortable uestions that others would turn their eyes away from Don t stand too close

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The Holocaust Industry Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering review Ù 103 Drawing on a wealth of untapped sources he exposes the double shakedown of European countries as well as legitimate Jewish claimants and concludes that the Holocaust industry has become an outright extortion racket Thoroughly researched and closely argued The Holocaust Industry is all the disturbing and powerful because the issues it deals with are so rarely discussedIn a devastating new postscript to this best selling book Norman G Finkelstein documents the Holocaust industry's scandalous cover up of the blackmail of Swiss banks and in a new appendix demolishes an influential apologia for the Holocaust indust. Unlike the precision of research that his characteristic of Norman Finkelstein when it comes to the issue of the Israel Palestine conflict The Holocaust Industry is a disorganized and ultimately spotty work of political science Finkelstein s aim is to present an anatomy and an indictment of the Holocaust industry meaning the subseuent exploitation of the historical tragedy that was the Holocaust for political and financial ends The book is composed of three basic sections Capitalizing the Holocaust Hoaxers Huxters and History and The Double Shakedown Chapter one deals with the evolution of American awareness of the Holocaust as an event throughout the course of the post war era In it Finkelstein alleges that the Holocaust was basically not discussed in America prior to the June 67 war in Israel The majority of his arguments here are uite correct though the general thrust of the argument is borrowed heavily from Peter Novick s book The Holocaust in American Life which Finkelstein cites as a major influence but not a radical critiue 5 In this section Finkelstein oscillates between sharp political analysis and careless ranting He includes bizarre footnotes to designate his terminology such as footnote 7 on pg 13 which states In this text Jewish elites designates individuals prominent in the organizational and cultural life of the mainstream Jewish community Unfortunately for Finkelstein this is not really a proper organization which can be referred to on a whim It are these kinds of generalizations which severely limit the uality and veracity of the arguments presented Chapter 2 deals with the apparent influx of fraudulent Holocaust literature which has inundated the American public with pro Israeli propaganda Finkelstein discusses hoaxes like Wilkomirsky s Fragments and Kosinsky s The Painted Bird and rails on Elie Wiesel for charging for his lectures While it is true that many individuals have turned a profit off of the Holocaust in this way particularly in recent years this argument remains entirely too reductive What about the excellent and serious minded work of Primo Levi Ruth Kluger and Paul Celan Are these artists and historians trying to capitalize off of the Holocaust as well At what point does an author become a Holocaust Huxter The problem with this line of argumentation is that it lumps individuals into one enormous category that they may not necessarily deserve The final chapter is the strongest of the book Finkelstein ruthlessly scrutinizes the actions of the WJC in their claims against Swiss and German banks for Holocaust Survivors He has documented a record of falsification that is difficult to believe After winning the European monies at an inflated sum the relevant organizations subseuently refused to distribute the money to the actual Holocaust survivors This is a difficult topic to stomach and it raises many troubling uestions However Finkelstein s evidence in these final sections is a valuable resource The Holocaust Industry suffers from its polemicist ravings and broad generalizations At the heart of it is an important issue namely the issue form of historiography and memory regarding the Holocaust and other outrageous acts of genocide Finkelstein is angry that the Holocaust has apparently been elevated above all human suffering and he is angry that individuals have positioned themselves in such a way as to capitalize off of this horrible tragedy Yet his work deteriorates in his tendency to rant and rave as well as his freuent use of generalized and unsupported claims Near the end of the book Finkelstein writes that The abnormality of the Nazi holocaust springs not from the event itself but from the exploitative industry that has grown up around it 150 Are there no other instances of the exploitation of human tragedy I am inclined to cite 911 and the USSR under Stalin as other examples of the same phenomenon


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    E–pub/Kindle [The Holocaust Industry Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering] ¿ Norman G. Finkelstein Norman Finkelstein is the son of two Holocaust survivors He is vocal against Israel's crimes against Palestinians and is strongly opposed to using one of the worst tragedies in history to justify genocide His willingness to speak the truth without mitigation has put him in many difficult situations; even leading him to lose his job as a university professor The Holocaust Industry however deals with a different

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