I realize that this blog will probably cause some controversy, but bear with me. I do not intend to disrespect the survivors, on the contrary I always do my best to honour them and aim to remind everyone to how these people suffered. Nor do I want to diminish the horrors of that darkest era of human history.
The movie “La vita e bella” (Life is beatiful) is a good example where the Holocaust was portrayed in a humorous way and yet very sad and poignant.
People often cope with dire circumstance by applying their sense of humour and I am sure this wouldn’t have been different during the Holocaust. If you just look at the amount of Jewish comedians, it is clearly an indication that the Jewish people have a great sense of humour.
Victor Borge, Mel Brooks, the Marx Brothers,George Burns were all comedic geniuses.
And even nowadays…
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