April 19, 2017
Who Killed the Holocaust?
Ever dream of winning an Academy Award? It's quite easy, actually: brush up on your Holocaust history. Case in point: Out of seven nominated Holocaust feature documentaries in 2014, six won an Oscar. However, Holocaust fatigue may be setting in. At the 89th Academy Awards, Joe's Violin, a short documentary about how a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor and a 12-year-old Bronx schoolgirl, lost out to The White Helmets, a film that follows the daily operations of a group of volunteer rescue workers of the Syrian Civil Defense. So while it remains to be seen whether the Holocaust has lost its luster around Hollywood, it is increasingly being recruited to promote a series of progressive causes. Indeed, institutionalized Holocaust remembrance in the United States has devolved into an appendage of the Democratic Party. Steven Goldstein and Jonathan Greenblatt represent a...(Read Full Article)