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  1. JWalters
    January 31, 2017, 7:11 pm

    I find it hard to imagine Anne Frank saying Palestinian children are snakes that need to be exterminated.

    • echinococcus
      February 1, 2017, 5:49 am

      That’s because she wasn’t made a government minister in Palestine under alien military occupation.

  2. Citizen
    January 31, 2017, 9:00 pm

    Some folks want to know if Anne wrote with a ball point pen?

    • RoHa
      February 1, 2017, 1:00 am

      I want to know why children are pushed into reading her dismal memoir instead of good English literature.

      • echinococcus
        February 1, 2017, 5:47 am

        – Because good literature, English, Patagonese, Martian or other, even though it sells books and teaching positions, is not the basis of a hugely lucrative, trademarked zillion-dollar commercial operation.

        – It wouldn’t be so bad if only children were targeted –compared to adults, who seem to be the main suckers, children are a little more logical and refractory to indoctrination.

        – Dismal, dunno. Not better or worse than a diary by a child that age after all kinds of propaganda agents have been through it.

      • Maghlawatan
        February 1, 2017, 9:01 am

        I think Anne Frank is a cover up for the awfulness of the Holocaust in the Netherlands. It’s easier to focus on a good looking teenager who was tragically betrayed than on what happened to the Appeldoorn Jewish Psychiatric Hospital. Makes Dutch people feel better.

        http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/nazioccupation/apeldoornsebos.html

      • echinococcus
        February 1, 2017, 10:31 am

        Oh, sure, Maghlawatan. The Dutch (collectively and unisono) produced German nationalism, the Nazi party and the fascist rule. They installed the NSDAP dictatorship in the Netherlands, and then only exported it to Germany and the rest of Europe! Their thousands of resistants and allied fighters were just a fake.
        Same for all of occupied Europe, I guess. All Nazis, eh?
        Where you get your logic is a total mystery.

      • marc b.
        February 1, 2017, 9:43 pm

        My daughter *eyes rolling* was dispirited to find out that ‘Night’ was on her honors English syllabus for the semester. There hasn’t been a year since middle school where holocaust literature wasn’t part of her curriculum. (Careful, Citizen. It’s never wise to try to mix science and religion.)

      • echinococcus
        February 2, 2017, 1:23 am

        Marc B.,

        How on earth can “Night”, a tale written in Yiddish (and later published in translated French, then English rewrites, see https://muse.jhu.edu/article/535670) be part of an *English* syllabus?

        The mind boggles. I always thought that the English class was for English-language authors, not to showcase translators. Some of the latter are very valuable (not the amateurs in this specific case, though) but still no original creators.

      • Maghlawatan
        February 2, 2017, 4:10 am

        Echi, two thirds of Dutch Jews were murdered. Far lower percentages in Belgium and France. I wonder why.

      • Keith
        February 2, 2017, 10:27 am

        ECHINOCOCCUS- “How on earth can “Night”, a tale written in Yiddish (and later published in translated French, then English rewrites, see https://muse.jhu.edu/article/535670) be part of an *English* syllabus?”

        Allow me to say it for you. Power determines the curriculum.

      • echinococcus
        February 2, 2017, 12:10 pm

        Maghlawatan,

        I’m sure it’s because of some innate baseness of the Netherlandse soul –not for nothing do they call it nether lands (incidentally the only Western lands that had accepted all Reconquista refugees, and as citizens.) Nothing to do with the Nazi machine or the proximity of the German border, or a lot of other conditions, of course.

        And certainly the fact that only <10% were left alive in Greece had nothing to do with the moron Head Chacham who delivered everybody hands and feet tied to the Nazis –no no, it must be that all Greeks are secret Nazis, no?

        Good idea to discontinue getting your WWII history from the trademarked Holocaust Industry or to check it against more independent sources, it might unkink thinking.

        Note, by the way, that the same story befell most all psychiatric institutions under Nazism and Nazi occupation. It hit the German nuthouses with genuine Aryan patients just exactly as bad as the occupied ones, Jewish or not, as German psychiatry developed the castrating and eugenizing American psychiatry one step further when if delivered all serious mental cases to extermination. Also read a current article on that: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/01/killing-schizophrenics-contemporary-u-s-psychiatry-versus-nazi-psychiatry/
        The Appeldoorn case isn't necessarily motivated by the patients' nominal religion –more that they were mental. A category to be totally exterminated as varmint, just like Gypsies, Jews, etc. Of course, being classified as Jewish was no help.

      • RoHa
        February 2, 2017, 4:54 pm

        “I always thought that the English class was for English-language authors, ”

        They will probably tell you that they want to break away from the dead white males of tradition. (Such as Jane Austen and the Brontes.)
        Fine. There is plenty of damned good stuff written in English by black, brown, and yellow people.
        Tagore, Rushdie, Achebe, Ishiguro, and Naipaul are a few famous names that spring to mind, but they are far from being the only ones.

        No need to go to translations.

      • echinococcus
        February 2, 2017, 6:07 pm

        RoHa,

        So then perhaps English-writing white males are off English lit, while Yiddish-writing Euro whites are in. As I dimly remember from samples, the French version was OK as a translation while the English was def bad (it seems that the wife was the translator) but it still makes English lit? In Australia, too? It’s getting to be atrociously complicated; should be happy I’m not an artist.

        At any rate, a Yiddish original belongs by rights in German literature (and Yiddish lit of course, if the Zionist hadn’t killed that, too.) Except that the original lacks, they say, the late-added affabulation.

    • Talkback
      February 4, 2017, 5:17 am

      Citizen: “Some folks want to know if Anne wrote with a ball point pen?”

      Nope. She didn’t. Her father may have made some corrections using one. And he may have added some stolen material which may have cost him $50,000 after a court decision. But that doesn’t mean anything with regards to Anne Frank’s own writing.

  3. Citizen
    February 1, 2017, 10:34 pm

    For anyone who studied literature when I did, it’s depressing what’s handed out as equal to classic English and World literature today in US schools.

    • RoHa
      February 2, 2017, 12:06 am

      Must … not …post … thirty-seven … paragraph … rant … about … modern … Australian … schools.
      Must … not …post … thirty-seven … paragraph … rant … about … modern … Australian … schools.
      Must … not …post … thirty-seven … paragraph … rant … about … modern … Australian … schools.
      Must … not …post … thirty-seven …

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2017, 12:13 am

        instead you post a 38 word hesitation

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2017, 3:44 pm
      • RoHa
        February 2, 2017, 5:02 pm

        Thank you, Mooser. I needed that reminder of the past. Music was so much better then, not like the rubbish they play these days.

        That was the point you wanted to make, wasn’t it?

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2017, 5:19 pm

        “That was the point you wanted to make, wasn’t it?”

        Yes, I thought you would prefer Baez’ “achingly pure soprano” to the author’s less lyrical reading.

  4. yonah fredman
    February 2, 2017, 1:06 am

    Mondoweiss, Phil Weiss, Kate miranda, skip the Anne frank. Just skip it. Cesspool in the comments section.

    • echinococcus
      February 2, 2017, 3:12 am

      Sure, Reb Friedman. Skip.

      Skip “the”(?) Anne Frank. Don’t mention the poor kid whose murdered shadow was appropriated as commercial capital by the trademarked Holocaust Industry, Inc. Might impair sales.

    • MHughes976
      February 2, 2017, 11:40 am

      That bad, Yonah? For my part I think AF is important for historical study, but it’s surely not morally indecent to regard the book as other than great literature or even to question how it took its present form?

      • yonah fredman
        February 2, 2017, 3:13 pm

        If you want to blur the line between jew hating and antizionism, be my guest. If you think a discussion of Anne Frank helps the cause of the Palestinians you are nearer to gilad atzmon than to me.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2017, 5:22 pm

        If you think a discussion of Anne Frank helps the cause of the Palestinians

        yonah, a lot of people discuss and critique holocaust literature. since there’s been so much written about it it’s become a genre. googling marc b’s quote, i ran into this http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/a-thousand-darknesses-lies-and-truth-in-holocaust-fiction

        Out of Atrocity, Art
        by Ruth Franklin

        In 1995, fifty years after the end of the war, a new Holocaust memoir was published to great acclaim. Its author was compared to Jean Améry, Paul Celan, and Primo Levi. It was championed virtually unanimously by critics, one of whom called it “so morally important, and so free from literary artifice of any kind at all, that I wonder if I even have the right to try to offer praise.”

        The book was Fragments, by Binjamin Wilkomirski. You know the rest of the story. The author was quickly revealed as an imposter. His unmasking made critics and academics alike wring their hands. How, they wondered, could this have been allowed to happen? But the real wonder is that it did not happen sooner. For Wilkomirski’s fraud was the inevitable consequence of the way Holocaust literature has been read and understood in the decades since the war—the focus of my book, A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction.

        my point, is that scholars will always be debating what makes literature great and there will always be a variety of standards by which people judge literature. i don’t know anything about Wilkomirski’s book other than what i read here, but if it’s great literature, as some believed before they found out he was a fraud, wouldn’t that still be the case had he not tried to represent his story as being his own experience?

        i found this particularly interesting and can’t recall having ever read about it before, but the way my memory is faulting me lately, i suppose i could have: http://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/08/books/an-authenticated-edition-of-anne-frank-s-diary.html

        To make her diary even more creative, she changed certain names in her second draft. For example, instead of calling her family Frank, she changed it to Robin; she became Anne Robin. And she attached other fictional names to people who were hiding from the Germans.

        After her father returned from Auschwitz, he decided to publish the diary. He included some of the events that she had recorded in her ”Tales.” He restored the Frank family name that Anne had fictionalized, retained the fictional names that she had devised for other people, pared some of the criticism by Anne of her mother (who had also died in a concentration camp), and deleted some of the entries about her awakening sexual interest. Deletions by Her Father

        i guess she would have liked my name. i’m honored she chose one so similar to my own.

      • marc b.
        February 2, 2017, 4:50 pm

        those questions can be asked, just not by you. that’s fredman’s unspoken gripe.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2017, 8:21 pm

        ah. hmm. i don’t consider myself qualified to judge what is or what is not classical english literature, i leave that up to the experts.

        but as an adolescent, i couldn’t get through her diary. i didn’t like to read much as a child. but one book i was really impressed with and never forgot was escape from warsaw. i think it was the first page turner i can ever recall (other than eloise which doesn’t really count as it’s a kids book). for a young adult, i highly recommend escape from warsaw. whereas, i’ve read segments of frank’s diary but never the whole thing — although i started it several times. but what do i know about literature? not a heck of a lot. i like page turners.

      • RoHa
        February 2, 2017, 9:19 pm

        Diaries are usually a tough read. (Mine would be impossible, if I kept one.)

        This one is a bit better than most. It’s English, and it has rude bits.

        http://www.pepysdiary.com

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2017, 9:25 pm

        part of my father’s library (two volumes as i recall, not the whole thing). may have them stashed but i think my brother has them. famous diary.

      • RoHa
        February 2, 2017, 9:45 pm

        Jew hating?

        What terrible things have we said, Yonah?

        Citizen questioned the authenticity of the text.

        Why is that Jew hating? Is Citizen to suppose that anything and everything purporting to be a Holocaust memoir is absolutely true? We know that there are plenty of fake “memoirs” – not just Holocaust, and not just recent – out there. Why Is Citizen not allowed to have doubts about this one?

        I suggested that (a) it is dismal (surely uncontroversial) and (b) children would be better served by reading good English literature.

        Is it Jew-hating to suggest that AFD is inferior literature to The Tempest or Tristam Shandy?

        If so, why is it Jew-hating? (You may question my judgement about literary quality, but that is not the point.)

        Is it, perhaps, Jew-hating to suggest that children do not need to be fed a diet of Holocaust horror?

        Again, if so, why so?

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2017, 9:54 pm

        the value is in the story and that it happened to her and that her diary survived and we can hear her voice, her age. it’s an important documentation of her experience, which is important, vital given the era in which she lived and her tragic circumstance. but was she a literary genius as some claim? did she write a masterpiece? might be a stretch. was she wise beyond her years or does she represent and accurately reflect the awareness of many teens and children who’ve suffered through and died in wars.

        think of rawan at 16, or many other young gazan writers we’ve come to know. they are arguably more or as perceptive and talented as frank.

        think about it: http://mondoweiss.net/2011/01/gaza-two-years-later-from-beneath/

      • eljay
        February 3, 2017, 10:14 am

        || yonah fredman: … If you think a discussion of Anne Frank helps the cause of the Palestinians … ||

        I’d like to know which part of…
        – Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist “Jewish State” in as much as possible of Palestine;
        – the decades-long and on-going occupation and colonization of Palestine;
        – oppressing, torturing and murdering Palestinians; and
        – refusing to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands in Israel and not-Israel,
        …helps the Palestinians.

      • RoHa
        February 4, 2017, 2:03 am

        I do not really expect answers from Yonah, of course. As far as he is concerned, it is self-evident that everything is an expression of Jew-hatred.

        “the value is in the story and that it happened to her and that her diary survived and we can hear her voice, her age. it’s an important documentation of her experience, which is important, vital given the era in which she lived and her tragic circumstance. ”

        That is, of course, the value of the diary. But do we really need to burden our children with that detail? Is it desperately important that they need to know so much about that one story?

        Yonah probably thinks the Holocaust was the most important event in history. Well, Richard Gombrich seems to think the Buddha’s enlightenment was the most important event in history, and I think it was Chaucer’s invention of the English Language. The actual most important event was civilized nations making the declawing of cats illegal, but schools do not make the legislation compulsory reading.

        If we are to instruct our children in the grim past, in the hope they will not do it again, why the Holocaust? The Holocaust was neither the greatest nor the most recent example of man’s inhumanity to man, and I do not see its motive as being any more reprehensible than the motives of other mass slaughters.

        Why, then, is a Holocaust story regarded as essential? Why not, as you hint, Annie, collect Rawan Yaghi’s writings, and have those read instead?

        (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Gombrich)

      • yonah fredman
        February 4, 2017, 3:39 pm

        Roha= you start with a defense of citizen’s ball point pen, and characterize it as a type of historical curiosity rather than the denialism that it represents. This shows that your seriousness is only in your language but not in your character.

        i don’t know how america let alone god forsaken australia should teach the genocides of the last couple centuries.

        there is an overlap between judeophobia and anti zionism. i assume that the editors of this web site wish to say we are here (antizionism) but not there (judeophobia). sometimes they slip. i feel that introducing anne frank to this comments audience is such a slip.

        i have seen judeophobic literature and cartoons focusing on anne frank as a type of comic figure, something for the charlie hebdo (hustler magazine cartoons) part of our personalities. that is what this post and citizen’s comment represent to me. the historical educational conjecturing is just the icing on the cake.

        i grew up twenty years after the german nazi european slaughter of the jews in german controlled territory and it is part of my family history. world war II was the start of the modern era in a way and the slaughter of the jews was an important feature of that war, if only for the german jewish scientists who contributed to the american atom bomb. i cannot objectively characterize its importance. the jewish contribution to european culture between 1848 and 1939 was not trivial. the jewish contribution to american culture from 1920 until today is not trivial. the slaughter of the jews in europe between 1939 to 1945 is certainly not trivial to the jews.

        if americans wish to teach the story of the genocides of the last two centuries featuring other genocides, go to it.

        but i can smell a judeophobe. sometimes i’m wrong. but not in this case, dude.

      • Mooser
        February 4, 2017, 6:06 pm

        “but i can smell a judeophobe. sometimes i’m wrong. but not in this case, dude.”

        Oh jeez. “Yonah” were you brought up in a chazzershtal? Who talks like this?

        I don’t get it, “Yonah”. Aren’t you happy that Jews are seen as too powerful and too tough to simply be the world’s go-to victim? I though that was what you wanted.

      • RoHa
        February 4, 2017, 10:03 pm

        ” you start with a defense of citizen’s ball point pen, and characterize it as a type of historical curiosity rather than the denialism that it represents. ”

        I characterised it as scepticism. This is a basic requirement for all scientific and historical research. I credited Citizen with good sense, and saw no reason to impugn his motives.

        “This shows that your seriousness is only in your language but not in your character.”

        Eh? So you don’t think I am a serious judeophobe?

        “i have seen judeophobic literature and cartoons focusing on anne frank as a type of comic figure, something for the charlie hebdo (hustler magazine cartoons) part of our personalities. that is what this post and citizen’s comment represent to me.”

        And what about this post makes you put it in the same class as that material?

        “the historical educational conjecturing is just the icing on the cake.”

        So you can’t actually point to any specific jew-hating in the comments.

        “i grew up twenty years after the german nazi european slaughter of the jews in german controlled territory and it is part of my family history.”

        I was born in Britain in 1946. The aftermath of WW2 was all around me. It is certainly part of my family history. (As is WW1) But I don’t let that dominate my life or my thinking about the world.

        “world war II was the start of the modern era in a way and the slaughter of the jews was an important feature of that war,”

        As was the torment of Asia under the Japanese.

        “but i can smell a judeophobe. sometimes i’m wrong. but not in this case, dude.”

        Since just about everyone smells like a judeophobe to you, you are bound to be right some of the time.

        But that doesn’t answer the questions about the educational value of the diary.

      • echinococcus
        February 5, 2017, 6:03 am

        Friedman,

        i can smell a judeophobe

        but still can’t define hesheit, eh?

      • Mooser
        February 5, 2017, 4:07 pm

        “but i can smell a judeophobe. sometimes i’m wrong. but not in this case,” “Yonah”

        Just so I will be able to tell the difference, “Yonah” what do Jews smell like?

    • jon s
      February 2, 2017, 4:19 pm

      I agree with Yonah. We’ll never know what Anne Frank would have thought about today’s issues, had she been allowed to live.
      Citizen’s question about the ball point pen is straight out of the Holocaust-denial sewer.

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2017, 4:29 pm

        “I agree with Yonah” “jon s”

        What on earth is wrong with you two? Don’t you see “Jon s” and “yonah”, it’s your dream come true.
        It is getting harder and harder for people to conceive of the Jews getting pushed around and oppressed and murdered like that. You ought to be very PROUD of that, “Jon s” and “Yonah”, they are taking us at our own valuation. I thought that what was you wanted?

      • marc b.
        February 2, 2017, 4:47 pm

        i don’t have the time to work through a translation right now with my rapidly declining, never so great german skills. but this is one of the articles in a variety of ‘reputable’ news publications addressing questions of authenticity.

        http://magazin.spiegel.de/EpubDelivery/spiegel/pdf/14317313

        i have no doubt that Anne Frank was killed by the ‘Nazis’ because she was Jewish, but there are legitimate questions about the authenticity of her diary, or portions of her diary, that probably could have been resolved were it not for the endless tug of war over monetizing her legacy, withholding entries, ‘editing for impact’, etc.

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2017, 4:53 pm

        We’ll never know…”

        The Chief Rabbi speaks !!

      • MHughes976
        February 2, 2017, 6:58 pm

        No indeed, we won’t ever know how a person who died so young would have developed. But Katie is presenting her as a symbol of moral integrity and activism, which is surely acceptable even if not verifiable, and drawing inferences from that. She’s drawing on her own moral sense to support these inferences but that’s legitimate too.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2017, 8:19 pm

        she probably drew it a couple days before as a tribute to holocaust remembrance day too.

      • jon s
        February 10, 2017, 4:46 pm

        marc b., regarding the authenticity of Anne Frank’s diary:
        http://www.annefrank.org/ImageVaultFiles/id_14671/cf_21/tenquestions_en.PDF

  5. marc b.
    February 2, 2017, 7:43 am

    so says the apologist for ongoing ethnic cleansing and murder, petty propagandist.

    Yet if readers automatically suspend their critical faculties when it comes to the Holocaust, the inevitable consequence will be frauds like Wilkomirski’s, which proliferated—not by accident—over the last few decades. At the same time, if fidelity to historical fact becomes the only benchmark by which to judge Holocaust writing, we overlook the crucial role the creative imagination plays in the greatest of these works. Authors like Tadeusz Borowski were writing poetry about their experiences while still in the camps. And even the testimonies that feel the most authentic—Anne Frank’s diary, or Elie Wiesel’s Night—were written and re-written with an eye to increasing their impact. Their “literary artifice” isn’t a fatal flaw: it’s part of what makes these books both memorable and important.

    Franklin goes on to cite ‘The Painted Bird’ and write about the blurring of lines between fiction and non- when commemorating the Holocaust. An issue only only appropriate for discussion in some circles.

    • marc b.
      February 2, 2017, 7:45 am

      BTW, beautiful portrait of Anne Frank.

      • MHughes976
        February 2, 2017, 11:44 am

        There is a moving warmth about the eyes, a tribute to Katie’s skill in these things. But there’s something disturbing about the almost impossibly crisp hair, as if this is a kind of synthetic person.

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2017, 3:49 pm

        Perhaps it was drawn from a formal photograph of the young Ms. Frank?

      • marc b.
        February 2, 2017, 4:22 pm

        it looks water color-ish, but presume it’s digital something or other. it is very warm, and ‘human’, and still iconic. portraiture is a lost art, from what little i know. (no francis bacon, or even lucien freud for me. too grotesque.)

      • jon s
        February 2, 2017, 4:41 pm
      • Mooser
        February 2, 2017, 5:31 pm

        “Mhughes, Anne Frank was not synthetic and did not have impossibly crisp hair:”

        I saw Anne Frank drinking a pina coloda at Trader Vics. And her hair was perfect!!

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2017, 5:55 pm

        “Echin” that’s the iconic image of Anne Frank. As I remember it.

      • MHughes976
        February 2, 2017, 6:50 pm

        I made no comment on the real Anne Frank. The portrait is indeed, as marc says, a beautiful one but the impression on me is also slightly disturbing, mainly because the hair looks unreal. The photos etc don’t really look like that.

      • Mooser
        February 4, 2017, 6:46 pm

        “Anne Frank was not synthetic….”

        Got to be. Nothing but a full synthetic gets this kind of mileage with breaking down!

  6. Steve Grover
    February 2, 2017, 10:17 pm

    Anne Frank would be a proud Zionist just like Elie Wiesel. She would find Mondoweiss disgusting.

    • Steve Grover
      February 2, 2017, 10:26 pm

      Nothing scars Elie Wiesel’s reputation no matter how hard you try.

    • Maghlawatan
      February 3, 2017, 4:17 am

      She might have been like Marek Edelman. “He is not in Israel. He is not a Zionist.”

    • eljay
      February 3, 2017, 8:16 am

      || Steve Grover: Anne Frank would be a proud Zionist just like Elie Wiesel. … ||

      She would be a hateful and immoral supremacist hypocrite? That seems like a pretty horrible thing to say about Ms. Frank.

    • marc b.
      February 3, 2017, 9:21 am

      My thanks to you, Steve, and your ouija board, for sorting this all out.

      • Steve Grover
        February 3, 2017, 10:17 am

        No ouija board is needed when you have faith in humanity.

      • RoHa
        February 3, 2017, 5:41 pm

        In your case it looks like faith in the inhumanity of Jews.

  7. talknic
    February 3, 2017, 2:01 am

    “Anne Frank would be a proud Zionist just like Elie Wiesel. She would find Mondoweiss disgusting.”

    If calling for the Law and Human rights to be observed is disgusting, the perpetrators and their pathetic brainwashed poorly educated propagandists are far worse.

    • Steve Grover
      February 3, 2017, 12:48 pm

      I haven’t met a single survivor of the Shoah who wouldn’t Kvell about Israel. I grew up and still live in an area near Chicago that was home to a large number. So many that the Nazis wanted to march here and a movie was made about this. I met many and unfortunately, I have attended funerals and Shivas for many. You can dislike Israel all you want, I will never cease to Kvell.

      • Mooser
        February 3, 2017, 2:21 pm

        “I met many and unfortunately, I have attended funerals and Shivas for many. You can dislike Israel all you want, I will never cease to Kvell.”

        Yeah, like Big-Mouth Billie Bass
        Everytime somebody walks by your monument, you’ll kvell

        BTW, “Grover” you mentioned the funerals. Have we got that Jewish mortality thing fixed yet? Are we still dying? I thought that had been cured.

      • Steve Grover
        February 3, 2017, 3:31 pm

        Don’t worry Mooser I am happy. I am happy I had the honor to know survivors of the Shoah. I am happy I had the honor to see them be an inspiration to our community. I am happy I had the honor to sing Hatikva with them at Sheerit Hapleitah events, at Yom HaShoah events and at the Illinois Holocaust museum. I am happy that I shared the simchas of their children’s and grandchildren’s B’nai Mitzvot and weddings with them. I am honored to be part of a group of people who make sure that there is always a Minyan at their Shivas. Unfortunately, their numbers are dwindling, but they were and are strong people who pass on their legacy of love for Israel. L’Dor V’Dor.
        https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://sheerithapleitah.com/&ved=0ahUKEwiD6vna3vTRAhUHyoMKHbP9DeQQFggeMAA&usg=AFQjCNFuYJTgog3EuVtoUZFgnbSHMOayuA

      • Mooser
        February 3, 2017, 4:24 pm

        Don’t worry Mooser I am happy.” “Steve Grover”

        Mazel Tov! Patsh zich in tuchis und schrei “hooray”!!

        When you come up with some suggestions for our little Jewish mortality problem, be sure to let Mondo know.

        “Steve Grover” thanks for the link! Did you send it to Trump and Bannon? Try and straighten ’em out on the Holocaust.

      • Steve Grover
        February 3, 2017, 4:54 pm

        Mooser spank your own ass and shout hooray! You do a better job of disparaging the Holocaust than Trump and Bannon and you do it on a daily basis with your Israel hating comments on Mondoweiss.

      • Mooser
        February 3, 2017, 5:50 pm

        Pisk-Malocheh

        A real plyooter, this one.

      • echinococcus
        February 4, 2017, 12:45 am

        Grover,

        And you’re particularly happy to have stolen untold billions from the survivors and heirs by blackmailing half the world in the name of a “state” that didn’t even exist at the time, leaving said survivors and heirs in misery, while also using them as merchandise in a huge Holocaust(TM) Disneyland to extort even more billions and browbeat whole countries.

        What you’re doing staying so close to Skokie when the Paradise on Earth of the Reconstituted Dream Theme Park is at your disposal for free is the real mistery.

  8. Ossinev
    February 3, 2017, 7:00 am

    @SteveGrover
    “Anne Frank would be a proud Zionist just like Elie Wiesel. She would find Mondoweiss disgusting”

    No she would find the thought of heavily armed Fascist thugs breaking into the homes of defenceless Palestinians at 3.00 a.m in the morning terrorising innocent families,removing young children and detaining them for months in camps without charge,trial ,access lawyers or access to their families disgusting. She would find the efforts of Mondoweiss and other sites to bring the world`s attention to this Zionist barbarism uplifting.

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