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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

There's the story, then there's the treatment of the story

AUSCHWITZ ATACK

The story of three French men assaulting a group of students from Israel, the U.S. and Poland, while they were touring a model gas chamber at Auschwitz, is getting scant media attention.

Originally covered by the Jerusalem Post, it's found its way into the Drudge Report, The New York Post, Chicago Sun Times, UPI/Washington Times and the (Australian) Big News Network.

I'll keep a look out for the press, while you go read this thread of (over 500) comments at LGF.

What does a Jew gain by going to see such a thing? the mitzvah of kaddish over the dead, nice but at the price of trauma for weaker souls. I once spoke with a psychoanalyst about Jewish weakness, he said the affects of multi-generational trauma are a real and latent part of most Jews' psyches.

-- #502, Ayatollah Ghilmeini



UPDATE: 11pm. Still only the five articles. I'm shocked - al Reuters didn't pick up this story?