Paul Eisen

Paul Eisen

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Banning 'Perdition'.

This is about the mid-eighties banning of the play 'Perdition'.

There's lots to see and lot's to think about and you'll come to your own conclusions.

But whatever you do, don't miss the bit at about 9' 30" of Part 2 where Jim Allen, who wrote the play, is asked if he could imagine a play that he would wish to prevent.

Allen's response made me want to run away and bury my head.

P.S. Just one other thought: Apart from Marion Wolfson, is there anyone in this programme who is worth the time of day? I don't think so.

Look at them - apart from Marion Woolfson, not one of them is worth a light.

Robert Kee the presenter who slobbers all over the horrible Hugo Gryn. Gryn himself, the worst possible professional Holocaust survivor – a sort of mini Elie Wiesel – who made a living out of uttering moral platitudes, no doubt gained during his brief sojourn in Auschwitz. High on his list of priorities was, of course, the maintenance of Jewish power generally and Israeli and Zionist power specifically.

Then there’s Martin Gilbert – Jew and Court Historian par excellance  who also has made a very good living indeed out of the Holocaust.

Finally there’s Lenni Brenner. Now, what to make of him? Don’t really know except to note that he’s a Marxist Jew. ‘Nuff said.