The Holocaust Historiography Project

Holocaust Satire

It is not easy to satirize a topic such as the Holocaust, where the so-called eyewitnesses are prone to “preposterous verbosity, graphomanic exaggeration, dramatic effects, overestimated self-inflation, dilettante philosophizing, would-be lyricism, unchecked rumors, bias, partisan attacks, and apologies,”¹ which scholars and journalists then use as starting points for further claims that often don’t pass the laugh test. Here are some humble attempts. Please try to remember, as you read these items, that each is fiction.

¹ Samuel Gringauz in Jewish Social Studies (New York), January 1950, Vol. 12, p. 65.