The Final Word.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

“The German Jews were the most assimilated in Europe.  They were vital to Germany’s culture—which, indeed, has never recovered from their extinction . . . Though they claimed to be purifying it, the Nazis were in fact engaged in the destruction of Germany’s artistic heritage.  They were dunces.”

—from Clive James’s 1978 review of the BBC1 production Holocaust in the London Observer

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“How could you show all that and be believed?  The whole Nazi reality was a caricature.  The more precisely you evoke it, the less probable it looks.”

Ibid.

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