Holocaust Holiday Proposed in Britain.

Published: 2000-01-01

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A team of government ministers and Jewish community leaders recommended in October that the British government designate a national "Holocaust Remembrance Day" to be celebrated on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. The purpose of such a memorial — it said — would be to prevent such a thing from being forgotten or repeated, but it's a safe bet that if such a holiday is proclaimed Holocaust education in school curricula and even a Royal Holocaust Museum can't be far behind.

Of course, such institutionalized Holocaust remembrance practically demands that there be a comparable analysis of the subject to ensure accuracy. But this is not likely in Britain, where efforts continue to make Holocaust revisionism a crime.

It is also rather unclear why Britain would make such an extraordinary concession to the Holocaust, when it has rather successfully ignored its own depredations through history, whether the Potato Famine or the Drogheda massacre against the Irish, the concentration camps set up during the Boer War that caused tens of thousands of deaths, the forced labor deportations to American and Australia, and the countless episodes of violence against the non-white subjects of the British Empire.

Perhaps the lobbying of the British Jewish community, about 1% of the British population, will spark demands from all of the British minorities for comparable memorials. Unfortunately there are only 365 days in a year.


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Author(s): George Brewer
Title: Holocaust Holiday Proposed in Britain.
Sources: The Revisionist # 2, Jan. 2000, Codoh series
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Published: 2000-01-01
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