The Brazilian Judge’s decision to ban the so called ”Carnival Float” should be praised.
The Holocaust is not something to be trivialized. The attempt to create shock value by means of the Holocaust is despicable.
Instead of ridiculing the memory of victims, the members of the Viradouro samba group should learn the lessons of the Holocaust. They should follow the steps of their neighbor from Buenos Aires, Dr Natalio Wengrower, a long standing and humble member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, who has dedicated more than 50 years of his life to humanitarian pursuits, to further the dialogue between religions, to unearth the stories of the heroes, the saviours of the Holocaust.
Prof. Jaime Krejner
Casa Argentina en Israel – Tierra Santa
January 31, 2008