Dialogue About Our Holocaust Vacation

Dialogue About Our Holocaust Vacation (1)

Sunday  May First, and Our Holocaust Vacation was showing in across California but reports also came in about the killing of bin Laden. Shortly thereafter, I received this emai:

Amidst all the joy about the death of Osama Bin Laden, I was flipping through the channels and came upon the beginning of OHV.  Instead of watching anything about Osama, I spent the hour with you and your family, blown away about the strength of your mother and the journey of your whole family on that 'vacation.'  — Jeffrey McMeans, Simi Valley, CA

Although it would have been better to see bin Laden qe9vded before the world, as  Adolph Eichmann was by the Israelis in 1961, he was evidently sheltered more by his hosts than was Eichmann making such an extraction more difficult.  Naturally more civilized societies in conflict with more brutal must commit to the higher road to retain the banner of evolution, to foster their own humanity and to galvanize what von Clausewitz call's the moral advantage.  But it can not be done to the deqe9vdment of success: we can not win the moral battle and loose the war.

 


Peace,
Jeffrey

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 09:29

Observations in May

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Ironically, one the same Sunday, May 1, that Osama bin Laden was killed, PBS was showing "Our Holocaust Vacation" up and down California. We got this post from a viewer in Simi Valley.

"Amidst all the joy about the death of Osama Bin Laden, at 11pm, I was flipping through the channels and came upon the beginning of 'Our Holocaust Vacation' and instead of watching anything about Osama, I spent the hour with you and your family, still blown away about the strength of your mother and the journey of your whole family on that 'vacation.' Peace, Jeffrey"