The University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation, an institute founded by Steven Spielberg, has created a new technology that purports to bring intergenerational storytelling and the oral tradition to "preserve the testimony" (or deliver the scripts) of selected Holocaust veterans.
Oprah Winfrey has interviewed Elie Wiesel. One part of it deals with creating new "witnesses" to the Holocaust. As Elie put it: "To listen to a witness is to become one... So therefore those who have listened to us, who have read my books and other survivors' memoirs, we have a lot of witnesses now. And they will protect not only our past, but also their future." So the lie prevails, ad eternam et ad nauseam...
The Jewish daily newspaper The Jerusalem Post posted an article today (June 24, 2012), according to which Gideon Eckhaus, head of the Central Committee for Jews in Austria, claimed that today there are still "between 12,000 and 14,000 Austrian victims of the Holocaust