A thought-provoking film. I am sad to say, that any hope of a reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles will not happen in my lifetime. Also, it was like a cold slap in the face to see how certain groups are "milking" the tragedy of WW2 for all it's worth :( very sad
I think there is hope, because the 'average' Israeli or American or Pole, whatever, just want to live their lives, and not have the fear mongers or profiteers keep dredging up events from the past.
Why I say this?
I saw an excellent video from some independent web service done in Israel while the Egyptian unrest was going on...It was about 20 minutes in length, and they interviewed various Israelis: office workers, students, shop keepers about their feelings about what was happening in Egypt...About 85% of the Israelis in the video expressed admiration for the Egyptian people and expressed the opinion that a 'revolution' or demonstrations of this type were needed in Israel, because their government was so corrupt; run by a handful of control freaks who thrived on causing conflict.
I also liked the comments in the film by the Brooklyn rabbi who, in reference to Foxman & the ADL, said he didn't trust anyone who made their living by looking under every rug for 'hate'...He then commented that he was certain he would be placed on an ADL 'blacklist' for expressing these views...He was joking, but he was serious, too.
If a non-Jew made this film, he would automatically be labeled a 'Jew hater', when, in fact all the film tried to do was be reasonable about the matter, and show the irony involved.