Hitler Ad Draws Ire of Area's Jewish

By Knopper, Melissa | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), March 7, 1998 | Go to article overview

Hitler Ad Draws Ire of Area's Jewish


Knopper, Melissa, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Melissa Knopper Daily Herald Staff Writer

Local Jewish families and groups such as the Anti-Defamation League are adding their voices to the backlash caused by a recent political advertisement that featured a picture of Adolph Hitler.

The ad was part of a brochure passed around during the Dundee Township Republican party's Feb. 20 Lincoln Day dinner in Carpentersville.

Dan Wozniak, a Carpentersville resident and chairman of the Dundee Township Republican Central Committee, was lambasted by fellow Republicans this week for publishing the ad as a way to promote his pro-gun views.

As word of the ad spread through the area, members of the Jewish community were shocked and offended by Wozniak's choice of

Hitler as an image for political propaganda.

"It represents the killing of six million Jews and six million others," said Dundee Township resident Michael Finger. "Twelve million people were killed at his hands, so it should be offensive to anybody."

On a broader level, Jewish advocacy groups said they are alarmed at the increasing use of Nazi symbols and images for the wrong purposes. For example, the Anti-Defamation League recently objected to politicians calling Kenneth Starr a Nazi for summoning Monica Lewinsky's mother to testify.

"The net effect of this is to trivialize and diminish the horrific power and meaning of this imagery and weaken its true meaning," said Richard Hirschhaut, director of the Anti Defamation League's Chicago/Upper Midwest office. "These symbols were used in a massive campaign of human destruction known as the Holocaust."

Even the word Nazi itself is becoming part of the vernacular, he said. Until the Anti-Defamation league objected, the Webster's dictionary editors included "control freak" as one of the definitions for the word Nazi. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Hitler Ad Draws Ire of Area's Jewish
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.