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The value of Holocaust memoirs
By ISI LEIBLER

I have just finished reading yet another diatribe by a post-Zionist Israeli academic promoting the theme that the Holocaust was exploited by Zionists to create a Jewish state at the expense of the indigenous Arab inhabitants. To this day, goes the argument, the Shoah remains the vehicle by which the Palestinian Arabs are dehumanized in order to maintain the “occupation.”

It is yet another recycling of the distorted Palestinian narrative that is increasingly being promoted by a growing stream of pro-Palestinian scholars, many of them of Jewish origin.

Such distorted “scholarship” highlights the need to ensure that young people gain a more personal appreciation of this terrible chapter in our history than the cold statistics of genocide and Holocaust studies convey.