THOMAS M. PARKER: The News Leader: Reader's Letters: "Anti-Semitism isn't just a myth": Feb 15 1994
Anti-Semitism isn’t just a myth
I would like to clarify my remarks about “The Danish Rescue” exhibition quoted in Camille Howell’s perceptive review in the Weekend section (February. 11-13). I was quoted as saying that the exhibition is “about Christians and for Christians.” I think that this is true.
“The Danish Rescue,” like “Schindler’s List,” provides Christian people with a positive cultural mythology and role models concerning Christian relationships with the Jewish people. Such a mythology is a welcome alternative to the prevalent, and unfortunate, anti-Semitic stories that have been a part of our cultural tradition.
I certainly did not mean to imply that anti-Semitism in our culture is a “myth” or does not exist. It is real, palpable and needs to be addressed in every venue possible. I apologize for any confusion my remarks might have caused.
Thomas M. Parker
Director, Cox Gallery, Drury College