Holocaust revenge fantasies like “Inglorious Bastards” and “Hunters” are “bad-faith gestures, assuring an audience that we can ditch our collective trauma by lying to ourselves”

NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK
Hunters’ Plays Unacceptable Games with the Truth
by Andrew Silow-Carroll
March 3, 2020

‘Hunters” lost me at the chess scene. If you’ve been watching the Amazon mini-series about a team of Nazi hunters led by Al Pacino, you know what I am talking about. If not, I won’t spoil it for you, except to say that it is a particularly graphic and shocking depiction of Nazi sadism that the series creator, David Weil, admits came from his own imagination I agree with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, which tweeted that the torture scenario invented for the series “is not only dangerous foolishness & caricature. It also welcomes future deniers. We honor the victims by preserving factual accuracy.” READ MORE

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