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Wokeness replaces Holocaust lessons with fascism - a Nazi labor-camp survivor and Israeli-American upset with school curricula

Regarding the debate over Critical Race Theory for educational officials in American states, the Jewish Virtual Library republished this piece by David Bernstein, the founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values:

"Some critics assert that Critical Race Theory ("CRT") and other related ideological approaches are fanning the flames of anti-Semitism. They argue that CRT’s binary “oppressed vs oppressor” paradigm often erases the distinct experience of Jews, who do not fit neatly in either category.

They further argue that linking one’s identity to privilege will inevitably connect Jewish identity to “Jewish privilege” and power. It will also, they assert, generate a simplistic, one-sided view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as Israel will invariably be deemed the oppressor.  The critics express grave concern that the related concept of “equity” as popularized by Professor Ibram X. Kendi – that all groups are standing in roughly equal footing or representation – will exacerbate anti-Semitism.

The problem with this definition is that it treats differences among groups as expressions of racism and white supremacy. Such a view, they worry, will be weaponized to scapegoat Jews and Asians, among others, whose average income and educational achievement significantly exceeds the mean. Lastly, those concerned about CRT’s role in inflaming antisemitism worry that in claiming a monopoly on discourse, critical race ideologies undermine society’s enlightenment values of liberal discourse and free expression, which have always inured to the benefit of minority communities. A more illiberal society, they argue, will be bad for Jews.

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens contends that the ideology spawned by CRT is particularly dangerous to American Jews:

The intellectual battle against critical social justice theory (often called “woke” ideology) is one no true Jewish leader can shirk. That isn’t merely because a spirit of liberal-mindedness matters to Jewish well-being. It’s because woke ideology invariably combines three features that ought to terrify Jews: a belief that racial characteristics define individual moral worth, a habit of descending into anti-Semitism, and a quasi-totalitarian mindset that insists not only on regulating behavior but also on monitoring people’s thoughts and punishing those who think the wrong ones."

- Critical Race Theory and the Jewish Community, (Jan. 2022) by David Bernstein and Peter D. Lawrence

Four years ago, we met with nonagenarian, Daniel Szafran, who survived the Nazi genocide of European Jewry as a slave laborer. Having relocated to Las Vegas, he delivered a parlor talk before a small group of Israeli-American Girl Scouts who had returned from took an educational trip to one of the camps in which he was a slave-laborer- the Auschwitz death camp. Mr. Szafran didn't believe that Holocaust education is emphasized sufficiently in America - or even in Israel. 

Mr. Szafran's host for the parlor talk, Mr. Natan Barashy, bemoans leftist influence in minimizing history resulting in the Holocaust in educational curricula. He also condemns Democratic Socialists throughout the world buying-into the libel which reverses Israel's defense against Islamist-Imperialist, Iranian-armed, Palestinians as "aggressive" - but supporting the anti-Semitic Muslim world, religiously mandated to annihilate the Jews of the world in a Muslim-led Holocaust against Israel. 

Inside the Oscar-winning Holocaust depiction which diversity-professing broadcasters are burying

Auschwitz Nazi commands Son of Saul's Géza Röhrig
(Updated 1/26/23) Globally-lauded, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning drama, Son of Saul, depicts Hungarian-Jewish volunteers  participating in the National Socialists' genocide of Jewish Europeans at Auschwitz concentration camp. It may be the most realistic depiction of the worst genocide in the civilized world. Why, during the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, aren't staffs at TV channels showing it?

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer (portrayed by Géza Röhrig) is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners removed from prison duty for electing to assist the Nazis in the processes of large-scale extermination. While working, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son.

Mr. Rohrig's portrayal of the leading role in 2015 Holocaust drama "Son of Saul" helped earn the graphic Hungarian, Holocaust re-creation Best Foreign Language Film recognition from both Hollywood's Golden Globes and the Academy Awards in 2016.

Review of "Son of Saul-  A stunning, excoriating Holocaust drama" Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian 28 April '16:

Laslo Nemes on JooTube.TV
The experience of evil and the experience of being in hell are what are offered by this devastating and terrifying film by László Nemes, set in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp in 1944.
Saul, played by the 48-year-old Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig, is a Jewish prisoner who has been made part of the Sonderkommando, inmates given tiny, temporary privileges in return for policing their own extermination. They must manage the day-to-day business of herding bewildered prisoners out of the trains and up to the very doors of the gas chambers and then removing the bodies, the chief task being to pacify the victims in advance with their simple presence, silently shoring up the Nazi soldiers’ reassuring lies about these being simply showers. They are bit-part players in a theatre of horror.

More than 40 dignitaries gathered in Jerusalem to attend the World Holocaust Forum during International Holocaust Remembrance Week which culminates on Monday 27 January - commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

In current era promoting diversity of ethnic identities and the history of persecuted Americans, during Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan 27, 2023) a mere 7-years after it won the Oscar, why is no US broadcaster or cablecaster offering free, public viewing of Son of Saul's informative dramatization of the institutionalized genocide that National Socialist (Nazi) governed (or occupied) societies subjected their critics and Jewish citizens?

This year, you may get to watch it on YouTube and other O.T.T. streaming services. Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu have it for between $3-4.  Starz has it for pay or included in their subscription service.
For an International Holocaust Remembrance Day program in 2017, L.A. Museum of the Holocaust's Paul Nussbaum, and fellow, Hungarian-Jewish American immigrant, Steven Geiger, (founder of the Mensch Foundation) presented the film's screening, accompanied by a talk with Hungarian-Jewish actor Geza Rohrig, who portrayed "Son of Saul" Auslander.

Academy Award winning actor, Geza Rohrig ("Son of Saul") answered audience questions at L.A. Museum of the Holocaust's screening of Son of Saul on the weekend of Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day in Los Angeles. Moderated by Paul S. Nussbaum, L.A. MotH's President.

Following the discussion with Son of Saul's Geza Rohrig and L.A. Museum of Holocaust's Paul Nussbaum, Mensch Foundation founder, Steven Geiger, introduces Tamas Szeles, Hungarian Consul General in Los Angeles.

"Son of Saul" spurs Mensch Foundation's Steven Geiger to offer an exposition of the history of Jewry and anti-Semitism in Hungary. 

Watch Son of Saul for $4 via YouTube pay-per-rental:

If you'd like to watch it on your big-screen O.T.T., though it is not on Netflix, it is on Amazon Prime Video here.

How director Laszlo Nemes' Hungarian-Jewish identity contributed to Son of Saul's winning Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, Laszlo Nemes, reveals to JooTube his own Jewish identity- and responds to the dilemma of Jewish-centric questions in producing the film.

Following a Hollywood screening, Mensch Foundation director, Steven Geiger, an immigrant from Communist Hungary, discusses anti-Semitism then and now.


Hungarian anti-Semitism expert and author, Mrs. Susanne Reyto, reacts to the movie. Mrs. Reyto explains how Arab countries adopted their Nazi-allies' political antisemitism to unify pan-Arab populations against. Under the guidance of Jerusalem Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini and Egypt's President Nasser, they Islamized Germany's propaganda experts to politicize existing Muslim Jew-hatred - to oppose the legal sanctuary for Jews in Palestine. 

They continued the expulsion of Jewish citizens from Arab countries, which started in Iraq in 1941. By Israel's statehood in 1948, Muslims had expelled approximately 900,000 Jewish citizens and appropriated their homes, property, possessions, savings, and businesses - in the Nazi-style.

Addressing U.S. policy towards Israel, Islamist Iran, and Communist China at RJC Vegas forum

The RJC Nat'l Leadership Meeting 2021, dubbed the “kosher cattle call” by its organizers, offered a chance for candidates mulling runs to woo some of the party’s biggest and most influential donors on stage and in private forums. Beyond Chris Christie and Sen. Ted Cruz, those appearing included former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the former US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.

Pres. Donald J. Trump delivered these remarks to the Las Vegas gathering via video:

While politicians and prospective candidates pitched prospective supporters from the podium, the audience was also edified by talks by diplomats and analysts. Popular broadcaster and author, Mark Levin, analyzes what he perceives as challenging Americans (and Western civilization) and proposes how to adapt and respond. 

Mark Levin said, "The American people have had enough and they're the ones who stood up! Ron Desantis said it today- cultural Marxism! I hear my brother and sister Republican politicians - they keep talking about socialism. Socialism is an economic ideology. What's going on in this country is more than an economic ideology - it's a cultural war! Critical Race Theory has nothing to do with socialism. An open border has nothing to do with socialism. Undermining our cops has nothing to do with socialism. Undermining the military has nothing to do with socialism.

You know they like to call us white supremacists and racists we constitutional conservatives, we patriots. Obviously that's not us. Why the hell don't we call them what they are? They're not Democratic Socialists. They're not progressives. They are American Marxists - that's what they are! [Applause]

We're in the middle of a full-fledged culture war and we're not winning. This is much bigger than an economic war (which we have as well) this is a societal ideology!"

Mr. Ari Fleischer, formerly White House spokesman for the Bush Administration, read a parable: Noah's conversation with The L-rd about The Flood in 2021-22.


Israel's former Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer in conversation with former State Department Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, on why Pres. Trump's policy towards Iran was so vital:

Former Israeli Amb to US Ron Dermer and State Dept's Brian Hook reveal the problems of the Biden regime's policy towards nuclear weaponizing Iran. (Filmed on Shabbat, Amb. Dermer's observing Orthodox Judaism precludes him from using a microphone)..