Tuesday, April 13, 2004

"Jewish Museum"

This Tribune story is entitled "Hungary Foils Alleged Jewish Museum Plot," but is about an alleged bombing of a Holocaust museum. I wonder why they refer to it as a "Jewish museum"? Maybe because the animus behind the would-be bombers is that the museum is focused on, or frequented by, Jews? Or maybe because the Tribune views the Holocaust as something that happened to "Jews," and not as something broader. Personally, I think the equation of the two offensive, but I'm not really sure why. Maybe because it minimizes the Holocaust... maybe because bombing a Holocaust museum seems worse than bombing a "Jewish Museum."

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