Norman Finkelstein: Charlie Hebdo is Sadism, Not Satire
In Nazi Germany, there was an anti-Semitic weekly newspaper called Der Stürmer.
Run by Julius Streicher, it was notorious for being one of the most virulent advocates of the persecution of Jews during the 1930s.
What everybody remembers about Der Stürmer was its morbid caricatures of Jews, the people who were facing widespread discrimination and persecution during the era.
Its depictions endorsed all of the common stereotypes about Jews – a hook nose, lustful, greedy.
“Let’s say, … amidst all of this death and destruction, two young Jews barged into the headquarters of the editorial offices of Der Stürmer, and they killed the staff for having humiliated them, degraded them, demeaned them, insulted them,” queried Norman Finkelstein, a professor of…
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