The “they dIdNt LeArN tHeIr LeSsOn” take is fucking everywhere on here, and I’m so fucking tired of it—as are most of the other jews I interact with.
The holocaust wasn’t a fucking parable or a ‘learning experience’, that’s just how it’s taught to kids (and I mean non-jews, here). It was a global genocide, there is no moral. The only thing, if any, jews collectively could ‘learn’ from it is that the majority of jews who thought antisemitism was less of a concern, and that kind of persecution wasn’t going to happen in a modernized world were mistaken and dead.
Any and every society is capable of—and frankly likely to, eventually—embrace authoritarianism or be overtaken by a few who want to. That is especially the case in societies where physical (or by extension, economic) security is not a guarantee as it may be elsewhere. Jews aren’t a monolith or any less prone to human nature than any other people.