THE FRONTLINES are being drawn in eastern Europe’s latest conflict. This is a battle not over territory or borders, but for control of something more intangible and, for the continent’s political health, more important: memory and historical justice.
BRUSSELS—Belgian Holocaust denier Siegfried Verbeke was sentenced to six months in prison after a criminal court in Mechelen found him guilty for proclaiming negationist theories.
A former model and socialite, an Australian-born British national is being investigated for remarks made at a far-right rally in Dresden. Videos posted online show Lady Michele Renouf saying the only Holocaust perpetrated in Europe was against German civilians.
…by Jonas E. Alexis and Monika Schaefer
Jonas E. Alexis: Studying Jewish political and ideological movements never ceases to fascinate me for various reasons. On the surface, they always pretend to be siding with logic and reason, science and history, as in the case of Steven Pinker’s recent book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.
The holocaust has been elevated above all other historical occurrences and is treated as an unquestionable truth – movies, books and documentaries are churned out on an industrial basis and the holocaust even has a dedicated international day of remembrance. Yet communist mass killings and genocides are largely ignored or even unheard of in the West despite the fact that communism has killed over a 100 million people. I examine the political and social reasons for this and lay bare the hypocrisy and double standards employed by the establishment when it comes to genocide.
AMSTERDAM— A professor emeritus from an esteemed university in the Netherlands whose father was a Nazi called Jews “parasites” in a televised interview.