Edwin Black, author of IBM and the Holocaust, is rereleasing his first book, The Transfer Agreement:
But the well-heeled movers and shakers of communal remembrance travel first class, create vibrant websites, and talk the talk… all on their “fair share” of the diverted recovered assets or restitution of the actual survivors.
My mother jumped from a moving train on the way to Treblinka into a snow drift, never believing that the next generation speaking for her would quarrel endlessly and often arrogantly about the measure of her misery.
The Holocaust has indeed become an “industry” where the facts are lost, and all too often not faced. The victims have become tertiary to the process. It is no longer about memory; it is more about money.