Witness: holocausts and genocides as told in art
July 27, 2006 7:03 AM   Subscribe

The Ghetto Diary of Eli Lesky, The Fifth Horseman, the Buchewald Series, artwork by Joseph Bau; Paintings of the Hmong Migration; Visualizing Otherness - Nazi and other racist propaganda - all this and much, much more from the University of Minnesota's The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
posted by madamjujujive (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
incredible find, madam
posted by growabrain at 7:35 AM on July 27, 2006

Great post. Lesky's irony is so grimly jolly it cracks my skull: Honeymoon Cottage.
posted by languagehat at 9:47 AM on July 27, 2006

Great post.

Here is an article about the Hmong in French Guyana comparing their adjustment to life in the US vs. S.America.
posted by pwedza at 11:24 AM on July 27, 2006

Wow. Thanks for the link(s), madamjujujive!
posted by safetyfork at 1:33 PM on July 27, 2006

Great find, Madamjujujive. Had to see the face of this mischievously funny, brave man, Fritz Hirschberger, who survived what he did and created such interesting paintings.

The Lego concentration camp art was darkly poignant.

The topic of seeing other people as alien from oneself, as "The Other", rather simply others, wasn't really discussed in the museum's site. It's a complex topic and worth some decent articles about how people or groups get scapegoated, the scapegoating process.

There have been so many mass scapegoatings, massacres and genocides throughout history.

On that site there were links to articles and info I din't know about, like "Asian Holocaust :Opium, Sex Slaves, Nanjing Massacre".

Some genocides have gone unmentioned, like the slaughter of approximately 600,000 (between 200,000 and 1,000,000) people under Suharto in Indonesia.

Still, an excellent site and Fritz Hirschberger's art is particularly communicative: the person who has been perceived as The Other, seeing the sadism of that perceiver.
posted by nickyskye at 11:14 PM on July 27, 2006

Wow. Does this Holocaust Museum have the ball point pen Anne Frank wrote her diary with? How about the hospital bed from which Elie Weasel's father decided they should evacuate with the Nazis when Auschwitz was about to fall to the Russians? How about some of those bars of soap made from the rendered fat of Jews? Oh yeah, even Yad Vashom admits that's a lie.

Any mention of the tens of millions of Russians who were holocausted by Jewish Bolsheviks?

Didn't think so.
posted by kjc at 12:42 AM on July 28, 2006

Whoa. Who is this kjc?

...OK, here are his last couple of comments:

Ding dong. The wicked child-murdering scum [Ariel Sharon] is gone.
posted by kjc at 1:00 AM EST on January 6

Like the rest of "the tribe," [Elie Wiesel]'s also completely indifferent to the tens of millions of Russian Christians raped, robbed and murdered by what even Noam Chomsky calls Jewish Boshevism.
posted by kjc at 9:59 PM EST on December 8

I'm not going to call for bannination or anything, because I'm a firm believer in free speech, but I sure don't want to ever find myself in the same room with this... person.
posted by languagehat at 6:25 AM on July 28, 2006 [2 favorites]

Note: Help maintain a healthy, respectful discussion by focussing comments on the issues, topics, and facts at hand -- not at other members of the site.
posted by kjc at 8:05 AM on July 28, 2006

What languagehat said.

Wow. Just wow. I've heard about people who think this way, but our paths have never intersected before - at least to my knowledge. Very sad. I guess here in this thread, we see the seeds for why such a museum exists.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:06 AM on July 28, 2006

That is correct madamjujujive. The seeds of "The Holocaust" were sown in the Russian Empire by mass-murdering (the number of their victims has not evened been rounded off to the nearest ten of million) Jewish Bolsheviks in the pay of Jewish Bankers, specifically the Rothschilds International Crime Syndicate.

Can you tell me why Yad Vashem no longer displays bars of soap "made from Jews."

Hint: Can you say "DNA testing?"
posted by kjc at 10:43 AM on July 28, 2006

The worst genocides of the 20th Century.
posted by nickyskye at 11:29 AM on July 28, 2006

Jewish bankers paid me to open a MeTa thread on their behalf
posted by matteo at 11:39 AM on July 28, 2006

Where is Protocols of the Elders of Awesome when you need him?
posted by CunningLinguist at 11:51 AM on July 28, 2006

I think deep down, kjc is really upset that the Holocaust didn't happen. Someone should have shown those Bolshevik Jews a lesson!
posted by riotgrrl69 at 12:01 PM on July 28, 2006

Hey, kjc: I appreciate skepticism, but I'm afraid yours is intensely misguided. You like to read, right? Well, perhaps your reading list has become a bit narrow. Here is my recommendation for summer reading for a committed skeptic, such as yourself. Chapter 13 is bound to give you some insight into the insular movement that you find yourself in. Chapter 14 might help to explain to you why people here respond to you incredulously.
posted by found missing at 12:21 PM on July 28, 2006

notwithstanding the threadjack of a quiet delusionist, this is a good post/good find. Thanks for calling my attention to it, madamjujujive, next year I start my Master's paper and this is a good resource for it.

...or obliquely, thanks to the idiot who spurred the callout, because I missed the FPP in the blue but the topic was called to my attention via the gray, so you see even anti-semetic numbskulls can have a positive effect.
posted by edgeways at 12:50 PM on July 28, 2006

Very nice madam.
posted by caddis at 1:27 PM on July 28, 2006

Can you tell me why Yad Vashem no longer displays bars of soap "made from Jews."

Hint: Can you say "DNA testing?"

I doubt DNA would survive the process used to create soap.
posted by delmoi at 10:29 PM on July 28, 2006

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