The Holocaust Industry
Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering
Finkelstein, Norman G.
Year Published: 2007 First Published: 2001
Pages: 286pp ISBN: 9781859844885
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX7776
The thrust of Professor Finkelstein's book is that powerful interests (Israel and Jewish organizations in America) have hijacked what has become known as the Holocaust. And while Israel has exploited the Holocaust as a weapon to deflect criticism, regardless how justified, American Jewish organizations have used the plight of survivors to extort staggering sums of money from the rest of the world. This was done not for the benefit of survivors, but for the financial advantage of these organizations.
Abstract: If we are in danger of forgetting the horrors of the Holocaust, that danger comes now more from some of the self-proclaimed guardians of Holocaust memory than from the rubbish of Holocaust deniers. Finkelstein traces the history of Holocaust studies, of memory and particularly of those who have used their version of the Holocaust to advance agendas, personal and political. This new paperback edition includes updated material discussing the initial reception to the book's publication. A brave, brilliant, and very necessary book. And now, in its third edition, Finkelestein, in a new postscript, documents the Holocaust industry's scandalous cover-up of the blackmail of Swiss banks, and in a new appendix demolishes an influential apologia for the Holocaust industry.