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The Holocaust Industry - By Norman G. Finkelstein

"Since the late 1960s, there has developed a kind of Holocaust industry which has made a cult of the Nazi Holocaust. And the purpose of this industry is, in my view, ethnic aggrandisement - in particular, to deflect criticism of the State of Israel and to deflect criticism of Jews generally."

"The Holocaust is not an arbitrary but rather an internally coherent construct. Its central dogmas sustain significant political and class interests. Indeed, the Holocaust has proven to be an indispensible ideological weapon." (p.3)

"[It] has been used to justify criminal policies of the israeli state and u.s. support for these policies." (p.8-9)

"Moving aggressively to defend their corporate and class interests, jewish elites branded all opposition to their new conservative policies anti-semitic. In this ideological offensive, the Holocaust came to play a critical role. Most obviously, evoking historic persecution deflected present day criticism." (p.37)

"The motive behind the claim of widespread Holocaust denial is not hard to find. In a society saturated with the Holocaust, how else to justify yet more museums, books, curricula, films and programmes than to conjure up the bogey of Holocaust denial?" (p.69)

"Annual days of remembrance of the Holocaust are a national event. All 50 states sponsor commemorations, often in state legislative chambers. The first question is why we have a federally mandated and funded Holocaust museum in the nation’s capitol." (p.72)

"Lawrence Eagleburger, secretary of state under president Bush, earns an annual salary of $300,000 as chair of the international commission on holocaust era insurance claims." (p.86)

"In recent years, the Holocaust industry has become an outright extortion racket." (p.89)

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