Natalie Portman: Jews Should Shift Focus Away from Holocaust
It’s time for the Jewish community to shift focus away from the Holocaust, American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman opined Friday, stating that such focus has detracted from atrocities committed around the world.
“I think a really big question the Jewish community needs to ask itself, is how much at the forefront we put Holocaust education,” Portman stated in an interview with the British Independent. “Which is, of course, an important question to remember and to respect, but not over other things.”
Portman revealed that her views stemmed from her learning about the Rwandan Genocide.
“I was shocked that that [genocide] was going on while I was in school,” she said. “We were learning only about the Holocaust and it was never mentioned and it was happening while I was in school.”
“That is exactly the type of problem with the way it’s taught,” she continued. “I think it needs to be taught, and I can’t speak for everyone because this was my personal education.”
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