The holocaust industry: reflections on the exploitation of jewish suffering [ norman g finkelstein] on amazoncom finkelstein's book delivers a very hard hitting analysis of how the holocaust has been increasingly suborned to a mixture of jewish american political and religious personal interests and the israeli pursuit. This summer, the leftist scholar—who made a name for himself in 2000 with his book the holocaust industry, in which he called jewish leaders a it took him thirteen years to wrest his doctorate from princeton, since no faculty member would agree to advise him on his thesis, an analysis of zionism when. Translated from dutch interview: “jews are immune from any kind of criticism” [ excerpts] norman finkelstein – american, jew, polemicist – on the exclusive claim of suffering according to finkelstein, this thesis is set out in his controversial book the holocaust industry, whose dutch translation appears in september. “the most controversial book of the year” —guardian “finkelstein's downright pugilistic book delivers a wallop – mostly because few authors have had the courage or nerve to say, as he does, that the nazi genocide has been distorted and robbed of its true moral lessons and instead has been put to use as 'an. In his iconoclastic and controversial study, norman g finkelstein moves from an interrogation of the place the holocaust has come to occupy in global culture to a disturbing examination of recent holocaust compensation settlements it was not until the arab–israeli war of 1967, when israel's evident strength brought it into. The holocaust industry: reflections on the exploitation of jewish suffering is a 2000 book by norman g finkelstein, in which the author argues that the american jewish establishment exploits the memory of the nazi holocaust for political and financial gain, as well as to further the interests of israel according to finkelstein. Review of the holocaust industry the thrust of professor finkelstein's unsettling book is that powerful interests (israel and jewish organizations in america) have hijacked what has become known as the holocaust and while israel has exploited the holocaust as a weapon to deflect criticism, regardless. If fisher had taken five minutes to read the six-page introduction to finkelstein's well known book, the holocaust industry, he would have learned that finkelstein's entire you stated that this isn't what you meant by holocaust revisionism but rather that i was revising the conventional understanding of the nazi holocaust.
Since the late 1960s, there has developed a kind of holocaust industry which has made a cult of the nazi holocaust and the purpose of this industry is, in my view, ethnic aggrandisement - in particular, to deflect criticism of the state of israel and to deflect criticism of jews generally, professor finkelstein. The holocaust industry, norman finkelstein holocaust awareness, the israeli writer boas evron observes, is actually an official, propagandistic indoctrination, a churning out of slogans and a false view of the world, the real aim of which is not at all an understanding of the past, but a manipulation of. It may be that the holocaust's enhanced presence today represents nothing more than market maturation but without a positive theory with which to examine the industry's structure, conduct, and performance, it is impossible to know finkelstein's book will probably disappoint readers hoping for an economic analysis along.
Review of book (6 january 2000) 4 novick, the holocaust, 3 - 6 5 raul hilberg, the destruction of the european jews (new york: 1961) viktor frankl, man's search for meaning (new york 19sg) ella lingens-reiner, prisoners of fear ( london 1948) the holocaust industry: acknowledgments. Nevertheless, much of the criticism of the book was an implicit defense of jewish and american support for israel, and us foreign policy in general norman finkelstein's the holocaust industry (2000) was an explicit response to novick's book, motivated both by finkelstein's criticism of israel and his. The holocaust industry by norman g finkelstein verso books nonfiction 160 pages september 6, 2000 web posted at: 11:31 am edt (1531 gmt) by andrew ross salon magazine (salon) -- how norman finkelstein must have groaned when he read the words of hadassah lieberman, wife of the.
It is a major contribution to understanding its political and economic foundation it traces the evolution and the organization of this industry the book consists of three hard-hitting essays the author thoroughly documents the holocaust industry's distortions, deceptions, and its use of the memory of the nazi holocaust for. Thoroughly researched and closely argued, the holocaust industry is all the more disturbing and powerful because the issues it deals with are so rarely discussed in a devastating new postscript to this best-selling book, norman g finkelstein documents the holocaust industry's scandalous cover-up of the blackmail of. Jewish american historian norman finkelstein argues in his explosive new book, the holocaust industry: reflections on the exploitation of jewish suffering in europe, particularly in france, the situation is even more dire, with the jewish lobbies absolutely insisting that criticism of israel be considered. Orman g finkelstein first gained a national reputation with his essay, ''daniel jonah goldhagen's 'crazy' thesis,'' included in the book he wrote with ruth bettina birn, ''a nation on trial'' much of the essay was a brilliant dissection of goldhagen's book, ''hitler's willing executioners'' its last section.
Uk historian david irving claims that the jewish 'holocaust industry' silences its critics by a combination of intellectual terrorism and moral blackmail and he has taken some of his opponents to court to attempt to prove it it seems he may have some persuasive arguments on his side. The holocaust industry finkelstein argues that they manipulated sympathy for jewish suffering under the nazis to shield israel from criticism only a handful of books about nazism (few documentary sources were initially available) a small avalanche of publications appeared dealing with its roots.
“there is a nucleus of justified claims in the book, including the stuff about the compensation issue, the lack of transparency of the jewish organizations that are handling the matter, and the holocaust obsession of the american jewish establishment nevertheless, in order to gain a proper understanding of. For three decades, norman finkelstein has been the american jewish community's problem-child—denounced as a hysteric, a marginal ideologue, and a on the eve of the publication of two new books—knowing too much: why the american jewish romance with israel is coming to an end and what. Ten years ago this past month my book the holocaust industry was published it evoked outrage from the jewish-holocaust-israel establishment and marked the beginning of the end of my academic career i lost my job at hunter college right after its publication and depaul university cited it as grounds for. As i write these words, the holocaust industry is causing enormous debate in british intellectual circles it has received more publicity than any book on the holocaust in recent years, and has been furiously attacked by many mainstream interpreters of nazi genocide its aim is to show how a variety of.