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  1. It’s a shame that our human tendency is to recount the horrors committed on our own people and to forget the ones our people committed on others. Only a filmmaker the stature of Speilberg could make a film about an event like the Nakba for instance, but that would take an act of superhuman courage I’m afraid.

    • He produced the Oscar-nominated “Munich” movie which was a fictionalized version of the “Operation Wrath of God” that involved in the extrajudicial killings of the Palestinian leaders of the Black September terror organization by Israel’s anti-terror units.

      The film was generally critiqued at being neither pro or anti-Israeli.

    • Spielberg was speaking about the Holocaust before a UN Holocaust remembrance group. There was no need to bring up the Palestinians.

      The Palestinian issue is a legitimate topic of discussion in many fora, but it need not be brought up at every forum, lest it become just one more “default” topic to check off.

  2. I am old and American and somewhat media-oriented. As a result, I have seen so many media references to the Holocaust in the past fifty years that… well… I truly don’t know what to say about this UN event.

    I do have a question. We all know the six million number, right? But I wonder how many of us know how many Americans died in World War II, the context of the Holocaust. Anybody know?

    • According to the military historian Max Hastings, U.S. losses in World War II totaled 418,500. That number includes members of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps fighting in the European, Mediterranean, and Pacific theatres.

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