Sunday, April 18, 2010


"Pardon my English in the above title, but there are no other words suitable to describe the recipient of this ‘award’…..

It goes to (another) Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Elie Wiesel….
You might ask why….

When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a “messenger to mankind”, noting that through his struggle to come to terms with “his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler’s death camps”, as well as his “practical work in the cause of peace”, Wiesel had delivered a powerful message “of peace, atonement and human dignity” to humanity. (From)

From the same source…. Wiesel is highly criticized by Norman Finkelstein in his book The Holocaust Industry. Finkelstein accuses Wiesel of promoting the “uniqueness doctrine” which holds, according to Finkelstein, the Holocaust as the paramount of evil and therefore historically incomparable to other genocides. In the book Wiesel is also lambasted for playing down the importance of other genocides, especially the Turkish Holocaust on the Armenians, and thwarting efforts of raising awareness of the genocide of the Romani people executed by the Nazis. These claims are exemplified by Wiesel’s lobbying for commemorating Jews alone (not the Romani people) in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington in addition to numerous Wiesel quotes on the “uniqueness of Holocaust”."

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