Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Fascinating bit of history...

...and useful for those today who would judge what people thought then.

I have found some articles in the New York Times from 1942 that reported the use of gas to kill 100,000 jews in Poland.

After that, the gassing stories disappear until the liberation of the camps in 1944.

Knowledge is not the same thing as comprehension or acceptance.

2 comments:

Lauran said...

In his memoirs, US Grant mentioned the unrepentant bias the Times held toward the South, while relentlessly undermining the North even "predicting" Southern victory to deliberately rupture the morale of the Union soldiers.

History does, indeed, repeat itself.

Peter Bradley said...

Interesting.

 
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