Never Forget. You’re Reminded.

This kind of insight is the real reason I read the New York Times. I actually don’t read the politics much.

For American audiences a Holocaust movie is now more or less equivalent to a western or a combat picture or a sword-and-sandals epic—part of a genre that has less to do with history than with the perceived expectations of moviegoers. This may be the only, or at least the most widely available, way of keeping the past alive in memory, but it is also a kind of forgetting.

[From Never Forget. You’re Reminded.]

The article canvasses the spate of recent Holocaust films, noting how different cultures—American, European, Israeli—treat the historical event in popular art. It’s worth your perusal.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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