rethinking justice and my role in this world
14 Mar 2009
One of the main reasons why I didn’t go to law school is, that I don’t really believe that law has to do with justice. I much prefer justice over law.
This is one of the main reasons why the history of the Jewish Claims Conference (JCC) has been on my mind for quite some time now. The story begins long back at the early fifties; it was time to think how and if at all it is possible to compensate the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. To make a long story short, the money came from Germany to this brand new organization, which based its headquarters in NYC, Germany and Israel, of course.
It was doubtlessly difficult to decide who gets what, and how much of it. Rules, laws, definitions and many more decision were made accordingly, and the money was there to be given.
That’s the theory part of it.
In reality, the money is anywhere but where it’s supposed to be. In reality, the Jewish survivals are dying of poor, cold and hunger. Those who got “lucky” enough and didn’t come to Israel after the Holocaust are doing a little better.
and I truly wonder why. As part of my very premature research and growing interest in the subject, I wrote this (in Hebrew): http://cafe.themarker.com/view.php?t=481556 and plan to add more links with upcoming news regarding the process right here. when the time comes, and I’ll be done with my current research, I plan to start working on this one much more seriously.