Re: [RE: observances]

Subject: Re: [RE: observances]
From: Neil Wiernik (
Date: Sun Jul 25 1999 - 16:16:19 EDT

I have to say that still unfortunately you dont get it still. Its not
about my feelings or any one elses. Its about annihilation of a race,
Its about ethnic cleansing. Its not about my own personal feelings its
about understanding the importance of a period in history that we can
not allow for trivialization, it has nothing to do with me personally.
I am sure when I say these things I am speaking for all Jewish
populations as a whole (not that I want that type of weight on my
shoulders at all), what I have spoken of is not a personal politic but
of a greater importance is all. Also I really feel there is no
difference between the usage of the words Nazi and Hitler from Europe to
North America. Its one of those cross cultural words that can be
understood across cultural boundaries.
Ok enough said.......


Alexandra Hettergott wrote:
> Neil Wiernik wrote :
> >The word Fascism has a very broad and lose definition, one which is not
> >worth the lists time for discussion.
> Well, there might be some differences in the (daily) use between North America and
> Europe, though, which I don't consider that inflationary here (i.e., the latter).
> >But it important to remember that
> >we should not use the terms nazi as loosely as it was being used. Nazi
> >and Hitler are about one important moment in history that we should
> >never forget and never be trivializing or we will forget and this allows
> >for it to happen again.
> Absolutely !
> I am sorry if I should have hurt your feelings.
> Shalom,
> Alexandra Hettergott.
> >Neil..
> >
> >Alexandra Hettergott wrote:
> >>
> >> Neil Wiernik wrote :
> >> >All I have to say is if you were part of a group of people who were
> >> >targeted by the nazi regime you would never ever make such statments
> >> >because you know not to!!!
> >>
> >> Not at all ; yet I insist that "fascist" is a general term referring (too) to a
> >> totalitarian and dictatorial behavior -- no justification, though !
> >> >This is not even worth my time argueing as you just dont understand how
> >> >wrong it is.
> >> Well, at least you did find the time for your kind reply ...
> >> Best,
> >> Alexandra Hettergott.
> >
> >--
> >
> >__________________________________________________________________
> >Neil Wiernik
> >
> >
> >


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