While I enjoyed the Jerry Springer episode, as I have enjoyed all episodes with a similar Jewish theme, I am wondering if the BBC should balance the persecution of Jews with stories about persecution [b]by[/b] Jews. It would clearly be a very brave and controversial step to take.
I say this because I am descended from a Hispanic Jewish family who were expelled from Iberia during the Spanish Inquisition and were relocated to Jamaica. By the 1700s they had become very wealthy and owned many slaves.
I was horrified when I looked at various documents detailing how they and their Jewish contemporaries would use and abuse those of African origin, including the rape of young girls in order to produce ... more slaves! To my ancestors it was little more than an investment opportunity.
Obviously this is a side of Judaism that is often forgotten, but all people are guilty of evil acts against their fellow human beings and, sadly, it seems that this will always be the case irrespective of race or religion.
Hitler may have been the most extreme, but he wasn't the only one.