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January 30, 2015 4:53 pm

British News Networks’ Shameful Treatment of the Holocaust (VIDEO)

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Survivors at the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Photo: Tazpit.

JNS.org – In case anyone still has any doubts with regard to the opinion of British news networks such as the BBC on Jews and Jewish issues, two videos that emerged this week with regard to Tuesday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz paint a grim picture.

The theme of the below episode of the BBC show The Big Questions was actually the question, “Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest?”

The question itself is concerning, and extremely offensive to the victims of the Holocaust and their descendants—and not only Jewish victims, because it implies that the Holocaust was not the grievous atrocity that it was and that its victims are exaggerating its significance, perhaps for some sinister motivation of social or political gain.

Would an American television program ever pose a question such as, “Is the time coming to forget about 9/11?” Would that program then actually engage in a debate on the topic? It’s doubtful that such a program would air smoothly without an enormous outcry, and rightfully so.

For the program to pose this question and actually engage in this debate is disturbing. In addition, the program also tweeted the same question, which on Twitter was also perceived by many as extremely insensitive.

In addition, the Sky News report below about the remembrance of Auschwitz actually showed unrelated background footage of rubble in Gaza resulting from the war between Israel and Hamas over the summer, thereby making the implication that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict somehow justifies what happened in the Holocaust or makes the Holocaust less worthy of commemoration. The footage appears at 58 second mark

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  • Graciela INDIGNADA

    Do the Brits really want to “move on”, forget all about their November poppies and the “We Will Remember Them” chorus? Of course not, they love it because it keeps alive their sense of tradition, history, and identity.

    Well, it just so happens that the Jews love the memory of their family members murdered in the Holocaust just because they happened to be alive and defenseless.
    And Jews will NEVER EVER FORGET THEM, whether Britons, or anyone else for that matter, approve of it or not.

  • Trish

    Can you imagine the US decommissioning MLK day, and BBC asking Americans to just move on and quit talking about racism? I mean,Jim Crow was so last century….gag me.