September 27, 2005, - 11:11 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Welcome to the Holocash business.
As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors (plus my mother was born in Bergen Belsen camp), it is always annoying to read of the frequent gazillion-dollar settlements between trial lawyers–allegedly on behalf of Holocaust survivors–and companies, governments, etc. The money never goes to Holocaust survivors, but instead to the greedy lawyers who clogged the legal system with the suits–and worse, liberal Jewish groups to “distribute” the money to survivors. Right. Instead, the money to those Jewish groups often funds liberal, far-left, and even Islamist causes.
The latest case is the most outrageous. Why? Because the millions will come from us–the U.S. taxpayers. It gets worse. The U.S. government will also issue an apology on behalf of U.S. troops. Huh? The same U.S. troops who LIBERATED Holocaust survivors–including my grandparents? Yes, those same troops. Outrageous.
Yesterday, a federal judge in Miami approved a $25.5 million settlement between the U.S. government and Hungarian Jews whose valuables were stolen when a Nazi “Gold Train” was commandeered by the U.S. Army in 1945. The U.S. will also publicly apologize for pilfering by some U.S. troops.
Is it just me . . . or should the U.S. troops be celebrated for liberating concentration camp inmates, instead of having their government apologize for them on behalf of the misfeasance of a few?
Over the years, I’ve had so many Holocaust survivors contact me about how liberal politicians and Jewish “social service” professionals who are supposed to distribute settlement money to them, instead spend it on whatever chic liberal BS is in vogue at the time. Then they treat the survivors like criminals, when they dare ask for an accounting of what happened to the money from these multi-million dollar settlements. Don’t expect this to be any different.
Watch for the $25.5 million to go not to the Hungarian Holocaust survivors in whose name the suit was filed–but to a gazillion liberal Jewish professionals and their diversity programs, like this visit to the Arab American National Museum of Hate.
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