Thoughts on an antisemitic children’s author

The Skeptic's Kaddish 🇮🇱

, maybe it’s a kind of lack of generosity towards non-Jews. I mean, there’s always a reason why anti-anything crops up anywhere; I mean, if you and I were in a line moving towards what we knew were gas chambers, I’d rather have a go at taking one of the guards with me; but they [the Jews] were always submissive.

Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990)

Who was Roald Dahl?

On the chance that you are unfamiliar with Roald Dahl, the world famous children’s author, he is best known for ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, a novel adapted to film twice: in 1971(with Gene Wilder) and then again in 2005(with Jonny Depp).

Not only was Roald Dahl prolific, but many of his books became wildly successful and remain so to this day. You may have heard of such titles as ‘The BFG’, ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’…

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Freelance writer and radio presenter

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