What makes the holocaust such a big deal?

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  1. Roman Banned Banned

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    I'm not really sure what makes the holocaust so awful. Surely all the other genocides in the 19th and 20th centuries were just as bad? What's with the total fascination of Nazis and their camps?
     
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  3. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    The financial, artistic, and last but not least political grip that the Jew has on Hollywood.

    Consider your sources. Now consider the Muslim stereotype found in that same medium.
     
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  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The chutzpah
     
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  7. sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, SAM, but that one fell flat.
     
  8. sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

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    Comparing atrocities is a silly business. But one thing that seems unique to me was combining genocidal urges with assembly line technology. As far as I can tell other genocides have had a more haphazard and sporadically passionate set of killing sprees.

    Would be nice to get the Turkish to admit their Armenian genocide.
     
  9. sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

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    Another moderator heard from!

    That delightful phrase 'the Jew' is really telling. Nice air of racist lit. Replace it with whatever race or religion and it has the same stench.
     
  10. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    I would have said the "geno" part, as in a race or genetically differentiated people. And the volume per capita, which no one else has beaten so far. An idiot might suggest otherwise, of course, and they would be free to do so.

    Now: which Muslim stereotype is this? If anything, it usually seems to be flipped around. Maybe we should make a list.

    Geoff
     
  11. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting that most of the movies today star Catholics, Scientologists and Christians of one denomination or another. Where do you see that the Jew is in control of Hollywood or is that just another "rumor" your starting up again? :shrug:
     
  12. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    Personally, I am intrigued with the Holocaust because of the Jew's belief in God.
    In effect, the Nazis took the religion of the Jews seriously - the Nazis were so to speak the plague that God sent over the Jews, testing his chosen nation.

    Why then do Jews themselves and other people complain about what happened in the Wars?
    Should the Jewish religion not be taken seriously? Does God not exist? Did God not watch the Nazis kill Jews, and allow it to happen?
     
  13. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    It is the numbers, you idiot, both in absolute and relative. Not to mention it was done by not some medievial backwater tribe in the Caucasus in the 19th century, but one of the leading cultural countries (country of Goethe and Beethoven) in the middle of Europe in the 20th century.

    If you are really that dumb to ask, I am curious, what other genocides do you know of, just for comparison? We will do the numbers just for educational purposes...
     
  14. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    The holocaust wasn't such a big deal really, other than in the technology and systematic methodology used in its application.

    Given the same resources, several African and Asian dictators (Pol Pot and Idi Amin spring to mind without even trying) probably could have done a much more thorough job of it.

    What was the question again?
     
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  15. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    It was recent, it was on a vast scale, it was particularly cruel, it was organized and systematic, it used industrial processes, and nothing quite like that had ever happened in Europe before.
     
  16. Aerika Registered Senior Member

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    While I agree the Holocaust is a very dark piece of history, I don't feel it was any worse than the 12 million or so Native Americans killed.


    http://www.iearn.org/hgp/aeti/aeti-1997/native-americans.html
     
  17. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    OK, but that happened a long time ago.
     
  18. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    I'd say both were equally bad. True "genocide" - trying to exterminate a genome.

    Notice Gendanken's phrasing of "the Jew", above. Curious. Suggestive. Facetious? Let's hope so.
     
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  20. Aerika Registered Senior Member

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  21. John99 Banned Banned

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    huh what?

    Another myth is the small pox infected blankets. IOW, never happened.
     
  22. Aerika Registered Senior Member

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    I'm not gonna debate whether or not Native Americans were brutally killed on this thread...Though feel free to start another thread and we will have your debate.

    But


    Who are you talking about here?
     
  23. John99 Banned Banned

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    So you make a post and link to a high school paper and now you dont want to debate it?

    You just completely missed the point.
     

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