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Bauman wrote the interesting book "Modernity and the Holocaust", in which he apparently reflects intellectually on whether "modernity" had been complicit in bringing about the "holocaust". In my opinion, those reflections completely lack substance, and Bauman´s real intention is to instil a feeling of total certainty regarding the "holocaust" in the reader, and to make the "holocaust" an even more important issue to people who are already believers. When something that is supposed to be an intellectual discussion takes place upon the background of a basic precondition (the "holocaust", which is not discussed or questioned), people who have engaged whole-heartedly in that intellectual discussion will have difficulties accepting that the precondition itself wasn´t true.
Anyway, here is a comment in the Guardian:
http://education.guardian.co.uk/academi ... 84,00.html
The story has also been brought elsewhere, including German media (I think the German newspaper FAZ was the one that initially printed the comments by Musial).
Most importantly, it has been brought forward by at least one Jew (and certified Zionist, as fas as I know), who assumed the position that Musial´s accusations were true.
Bogdan Musial apparently does not question the "holocaust" itself.
All this means that it is probably a kind of strategic retreat. Bauman must have been under some pressure, and so somebody who might be a propagandist himself has stepped forward to criticize him, while protecting the "holocaust" - to ensure that people who dislike Bauman do not become too skeptical of the entire "holocaust" story for this reason.
Anyway, you could take advantage of this and simply quote this "respected historian" Bogdan Musial concerning Zygmunt Bauman, who has influenced a lot of people and played a great part in the holocausta-traumatizing of at least some "leftist"/socialist people.
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