The Holocaust, the Nakba and the German memory culture

Wednesday, 09.11.2022 19:00
Goethe Institute Tel Aviv
Discussion featuring:
Charlotte Wiedemann, Bashir Bashir, Amos Goldberg

Holocaust vs Nakba?

Why would any intelligent, knowledgeable person in his right mind even contemplate to compare the horrible catastrophe of the Jewish people, the Holocaust, a total, systematic, dispossession and industrial annihilation of the Jewish race, to the self inflicted tragedy of the Arabs in then Palestine which they call the Nakba?

For thousands of years the indigenous, aboriginal people of the Holy Land, the Hebrews/Israelites/Jews have suffered from invasions, occupations, wars, terror, robbery, subjugation, slavery, slaughter, genocides, dispossession and expulsions by endless foreign empires: Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Roman/Byzantines, Parthians, Arabs, Crusaders, Ayubbs, Mamlukes, Ottomans and Brits. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Those expelled to the Diasporas suffered the same fates as their brethren, who remained in their historic ancestral homes including persecutions, burning at the stake, the inquisition, pogroms and finally, 80 years ago, culminating with the Holocaust. [18][19][20][21]

Is it not enough that 6 million Jews have been murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during WW2 that now you are trying to insult us and our victims by comparing our catastrophic disaster to those who attacked us in 1948 with intentions to annihilate the Jewish people from then Palestine, today Israel?

Is there no shame or remorse for your past crimes against humanity?


Ben Dor A.