A comment like “Just exterminate them I’d say” is a clear case for justice. But it is not always that unambiguous. There’s nothing false in the argument “Germans have also suffered” for example, all humans suffer again and again. But the reversal of victim and perpetrator is concrete Anti-Semitism. Because in this way, the Holocaust is belittled – if everyone was a bit of a victim of the Nazis, but above all of the English, the Americans and the Russians – then what happened to the Jews wasn’t really that bad was it?

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