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Monday, November 09, 2009

Unser Kampf


Today of course is the proper 9/11 (if you're a non-American). It's still a day worth commemorating though: International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism.

So here's an uplifting and appropriate link to the Anne Frank Trust.

And here's Itzhak Perlman playing John Williams' theme from Schindler's List. (We did this in our concert last Saturday, with the orchestra leader Lawrence Dunn doing a very fine job on the solo part.)



You can tell that Schindler's List is a good film. If you trawl through the Youtube clips you can find extreme anti-Zionists complaining that the film is Likud propaganda and an incitement to the genocide of the indigenous Palestinians. Then again, the equally loathsome and immoderate Benjamin Kerstein (the scientific illiterate with the pudenda fixation) described the film as antisemitic ("in that case Jews were quite comfortably victimized, and so we could spend our time pondering the possible humanity of a mass-murdering Nazi officer"). If the Likudniks think it's antisemitic and the antisemites think it's Likud propaganda, it's likely to be on target for an audience of normal folk.

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