A recent news article, about taking a selfie at Auschwitz, ends with this quote:
When you allow the Holocaust to symbolise absolute evil, it does not warn you to be vigilant. Rather, it comforts you, because this or that crisis cannot be the same. It allows you to take refuge in distance and in difference; and it becomes trivial enough almost to warrant the terrible phenomenon known as the “Auschwitz selfie”. Aylan Kurdi, goes this line, isn’t Anne Frank. Katie Hopkins isn’t Leni Riefenstahl with a pen.
How many of these young visitors to Auschwitz know who Leni Riefenstahl is?
I wrote about her on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/