Monday, 13 November 2017

The irony is that Jews have immortalised Adolf Hitler

The irony of remembering what happened during World War Two is that Jews have immortalised Hitler by constantly going back to World War Two. It has been a doubled edged-sword. More than 70 years after the demise of Adolf Hitler, the name of the German President Chancellor is a household name.

I reckon that 70 years after the conflict, the world itself has not come to terms or being able to internalise the importance of the conflict. For many, the conflict has become a touristic attraction in a way that tragedies and those involved in them became a curiosity.

A museum in Indonesia even built an exhibit of Adolf Hitler with a photograph depicting the entrance of a concentration camp with the famous words 'Arbeit macht Frei' (Work makes you free). The protagonists of World War Two and the symbols of World War Two have been turned into cultural icons. Members of the British Royal Household and Members of Parliament have been shown entertaining themselves wearing National Socialist armbands.

It is a very peculiar turn of events because the more Jewish communities and Jewish organisations keep World War Two in the minds of present generations, the more glamour is added to the experiences of World War Two. The more they talk about it, the more fashionable certain symbols become. Anti-Semitism can be therefore be self-inflicted.

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