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The Politics of Leverage in International Relations: Name, Shame, and Sanction (Palgrave Studies in International Relations) 2015th Edition by H. Richard Friman ;The Politics of Shame is a Fundamental Tool in International Politics

Sunday, May 13, 2018
The promotion of adverse publicity against a group, in order to extract concessions from that group, has many names. These include contrition chic, and, among Poles, the PEDAGOGIKA WSTYDU. The authors of this work openly refer to, in their own words, “the politics of shame”. (p. 106, pp. 109-110, p. 145). In addition, the authors refer to, in their own words, “name and shame”, on too many pages to mention individually. (For listing, see the index, pp. 245-246). >>more...

Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence byPaul Robert Magocsi;Outstanding Overview Book, But Skirts Around All the Important Issues That Divide Jews and Ukrainians

Friday, May 4, 2018
This picture-filled book can serve as an excellent introduction for the beginning reader interested in the shared Jewish-Ukrainian experience. It features history, culture, religion, and much more. A significant shortcoming of this book is its superficial treatment of controversial matters involving Jews and Ukrainians, as elaborated towards the end of my review. >>more...

Some of My Best Friends Are Jews byRobert Gessner;Anti-Semitism in 1930’s Europe and America. Objectionable German-Jewish Behaviors Identified by French Jews

Friday, May 4, 2018
The author, Robert Gessner, identifies himself as an American Jew. (p. 3). His travels took him to Europe (including Nazi Germany soon after Hitler came to power). His accounts exhibit a pronounced lachrymose mindset, and he consistently uses the “Jews are scapegoats” trope. There is one important exception to this tendency, as elaborated next: >>more...

Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture byClaudio Fogu; OLD-FASHIONED FORMS OF HOLOCAUST SUPREMACISM

Friday, May 4, 2018
Classically, the elevation of the Holocaust over the genocides of all other people has been justified (rationalized) through the argument that all Jews were targeted for extermination, and never before in history has a state tried to exterminate an entire group using all the resources at its disposal. (Fogu et al. p. 13). >>more...

Holocaust Restitution: Perspectives on the Litigation and Its Legacy byMichael J. Bazyler;Holocaust Industry in Action: Media Promotion, International Politics, Intimidation, and Fundamental Inequality of Victim-Claims

Friday, May 4, 2018
This book highlights the cases involving Swiss Bank and German companies. It includes a testimony by Judge Edward R. Korman. However, the most interesting information is of an indirect nature, and that is the focus of my review.


Microhistories of the holocaust;Direct, Very-Specific German Terror is What Induced Poles to Denounce or Kill Fugitive Jews

Friday, May 4, 2018
My review is limited to Tomasz Frydel and his chapter: “The ‘Hunt for the Jews’ as a Social Process, 1942-1945”. Frydel’s work is refreshingly objective as it goes deeply into the controversial—and sometimes emotional—topic of Polish-Jewish relations under the Nazi-German occupation during WWII. Frydel builds upon the earlier works of historian Marek Jan Chodakiewicz (e. g., BETWEEN NAZIS AND SOVIETS). >>more...

Jews Against Themselves 1st Edition by Edward Alexander;Beyond Israel. Features Immoderate Criticisms of Jews Who Dissent From Jewish Anti-Polonism and the Preeminence of the Holocaust

Friday, May 4, 2018
Author Edward Alexander uses strong terms against modern Jews that do not act in the way that he thinks they should be acting. He refers to them as “Court Jews” (e. g, p. 84) and even compares them to long-ago apostate Jews that had encouraged the persecution of Jews. For instance, he comments, “Martin Luther’s seemingly innovative program of burning synagogues, destroying Jewish homes, and confiscating the Talmud and all other Hebrew books was in fact derived from the proposals of Johannes (formerly Josef) Pfefferkorn, the Jewish convert who, years earlier, had exhorted his German countrymen to ‘drive the old Jews out like dirty dogs and baptize the young children’ and “take their goods and give them to those to whom they belong.’” (p. 1). >>more...

The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum;Correction of Title: The World Must Know ALL Genocides, Not Just the Jews’ Holocaust

Friday, May 4, 2018
Jeshajahu Weinberg at once informs the reader about the scope of the USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum):

“The museum consciously avoided including in its permanent exhibition or its Learning Center genocidal events other than those that occurred in the framework of the Holocaust of 1933-1945. This does not mean that the planners of the museum were unaware of the strong intellectual and moral relevance of many such events to the Holocaust. >>more...

Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation Kindle Edition by Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich;Effectively a Mini-Encyclopedia of the Mystification of the Holocaust. Now a Tool For Forced Immigration

Friday, May 4, 2018
This book compares the Holocaust memorialization at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the Jewish Museum Berlin, and the USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) in Washington, D. C. It is so thoroughly Judeocentric that it does not even have the obligatory mention of the 5 million [actually many more] “other victims of the Nazis.” So how can there NOT be legitimate Holocaust envy? >>more...

Forced Out: The Fate of Polish Jewry in Communist Poland Paperback – Illustrated, May 31, 2004 by Arthur J. Wolak;Some (Not All) Jewish Communists Lost Their Privileged Positions to Ethnic Polish Communists. A Double Standard of Concern

Friday, May 4, 2018
Author Arthur J. Wolak realizes that, in the “purge” of 1968, not all Jews were removed from positions of authority (p. 114), and that not all those removed were Jews. (4). He also points out that the USSR was behind this event. (p. 90). >>more...
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