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New York, Wednesday, November 12, 2003




Sörös compares Bush to Nazis


JTA logoPhilanthropist and Holocaust survivor[*] George Sörös compared President Bush's slogans to those of the Nazis.

Sörös told The Washington Post this week, "When I hear Bush say, 'You're either with us or against us,' it reminds me of the Germans," adding that it reminded him of the slogans such as "Der Feind hort mit" - "The enemy is listening" - which he said he heard growing up in occupied Hungary.

Sörös made waves last week when, in a meeting first reported by JTA, he told the Jewish Funders Network that the policies of the U.S. and Israeli administrations are responsible for increased anti-Semitism.



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David Irving * David Irving comments:


ALTHOUGH I appreciate that "Philanthropist and Holocaust survivor" is now code-speak for a Jew, and calculated to preempt all criticism, it is surely not necessary for The Jewish Telegraph Agency to use such euphemisms? Particularly about George Sörös (whom I admit we revisionists are beginning to view in a new light).

We take issue incidentally with the JTA's above reference to him as a "Holocaust survivor," except in the sense that Abe Foxman and Hadassah Liebermann's mother are wont to describe themselves as "Holocaust survivors": i.e. they are Jewish and alive as of this moment.

Sörös a "survivor"? The JTA's own earlier story says he is "a Hungarian-born U.S. Jew who escaped the Holocaust by fleeing to London as a child". In that sense, somebody who cancels a booking on an Airbus which crashes some months or years later, killing many on board, can call himself a "plane crash survivor." I don't buy into that. I visited the World Trade Center many times, though not on September 11, 2001. Am I entitled to compensation as a WTC survivor?

I don't want to nitpick, but how could he have "grown up in occupied Hungary,", i.e. 1944-45, if he fled to London as a child before the Holocaust? Help to fundOther minor points for our transatlantic friends: as any grammar-school boy can tell you, the headline should read: SOROS COMPARES BUSH WITH, not . . . TO, NAZIS.

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