Friday, March 29, 2013

The Worst Comparison Semantic Use of Holocaust

I caught this story:

Israel Supplants US As World’s Largest Jewish Population Center, Passing Symbolic 6 Million Figure
During Passover, the Jewish population of Israel has passed the symbolic 6 million mark – the same number of Jews who were believed to have been killed during the Nazi Holocaust – while the country’s total population is now 8 million.

Israel now has the world’s largest community of Jews, replacing the U.S. (5.5 million, with 2 million in New York City alone), France (500,000, mostly in Paris) and Canada (380,000, primarily in Toronto).

If you are thinking the comparison of 6 million live Israelis with the Holocaust dead is bad, the next sentence is worse:

Britain has 290,000 Jews, most of them concentrated in London.



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