Paul Eisen

Paul Eisen

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Hitler's War - What the Historians Neglect to Mention

History is written by the victors so this revisionist narrative of the Second World War is very different from what I was taught in school.

As always, I'm no historian, so I can't with any certainty, vouch for the absolute historical accuracy of this or any text. But in any event, it's a point of view that should be heard.

It begins with a short sequence of Angela Merkel opening the seventieth-year commemoration of the start of the war. As a Jew (dread phrase), and therefore a member of the oppressing tribe, I don’t comment on the doings of our victims whether that is the Palestinians and their leaders or, as in this case, the Germans. But I hope German readers and others will have plenty to say.