The Uses of a Holocaust - Arms Sales

The following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on the date indicated. It appears that the Holocaust story may have effects beyond the purely internal issue of how Jews see themselves.

In truth, Hollywood's Holocaust productions are often timed for optimum practical effect.



Apr. 21, 1978 Wall Street Journal P1 C5

TV'S "HOLOCAUST" sends vibrations through Washington. Some Congressmen figure the vivid reminders of the Nazi horrors inflicted on the Jews will defeat Carter's plan to sell arms to the Arabs, or at least sway more votes against it. Mondale worries about the effect. White House strategists debate whether to delay sending the plan to Capitol Hill.

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