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June 2, 2017

Koreans are not taught about the Holocaust in school

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:20 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from this news article: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/opinion/2017/06/667_230509.html

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In a no-holds-barred battle of replies on Facebook, a foreign friend of mine pointed out that Koreans are not taught about the Holocaust in school. I don’t remember what the subject was but he rested his case, when I pointed out White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s controversial Syrian vs. Nazi comments. My rationale was that education is important but it doesn’t always have the intended effect.

That got me thinking about why Westerners and Middle Easterners are sensitive in different ways about Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Holocaust and other atrocities committed by Nazi Germany, but less so about the comfort women, the corps of sex slaves under Japanese colonial rule here, and Unit 731, which specialized in barbarous experiments on living people.

Other Asians also suffered from Japan’s invasion so they often commiserate with Koreans.

True, it goes the other way as well, as Koreans are still at pains about the misdeeds committed against their ancestors, but less so about Jewish victims.

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In America, there are news articles, every day, about the Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. In my humble opinion, the Holocaust can in no way be compared to the “comfort women” who were forced to have sex with soldiers. Nothing compares to the Holocaust.

 

4 Comments »

  1. North or South?

    Comment by Tim — June 2, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

  2. Comfort women were paid volunteers – prostitutes. Their atrocity stories are just their own version of the Holocaust.
    It is not, as yet, a crime to dispute the tales told by would-be former comfort women. But wait …

    Comment by Jett Rucker — June 2, 2017 @ 11:48 am

  3. Nothing compares to the HoloHoax in regards to nonsense.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — June 2, 2017 @ 8:48 am

    • Area 51 and Bigfoot Jimbo.

      Comment by Tim — June 2, 2017 @ 12:24 pm


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