Norman Lebrecht writes in a recent column, about some moral and artistic problems with books and films about Holocaust:
“There must be a credible justification, a reason that can be given before the courts of conscience, before an author sits down and makes a fine living out of other people’s suffering.”
One of the books mentioned, that also has become a film, is Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer. I bought that book years ago, but for some reason never read it. My son started to read it, and I thought it could be “fun” for him as illustration of both history and the hilarious use of English language by one of the characters. Well, I have to try to read it. I am not sure I want to see the film, or, Schindler’s List.