File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_2004/bourdieu.0408, message 5


Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 13:58:55 -0400
Subject: Re: [BOU:] The Meaning of the Holocaust



>People remember the Jewish Holocaust, but forget the first Holocaust: the
>nine-million young men slaughtered in the First World War.
>
>The Holocaust occurred in order enact the repressed experience of war, to
>depict the horrific fate of a 
>body that has been given to, taken over by the collective.
>
>Jews in the death camp symbolized death at the hands of the nation-state,
>now stripped of words such as honor, duty and glory.
>  
>

As a Jew old enough to have been at Dachau when it was liberated, I 
dislike the word 'Holocaust' and keep a wary eye on the Holocaust 
industry.  But I reserve active revulsion for those who can write such 
rubbish.

Norman Miller

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