“Ballast” / Memorable Fancies #4248

       In World War II, “Thousands of U.S. cargo ships brought supplies to Allied forces in Europe. When the empty ships were ready to return home, they had to be filled with ballast – rocks and chunks of concrete – so they would not tip over. Jewish refugees could have served the same purpose.” – Raphael Medoff, New York Review of Books, 5 June, 2014.

[Jews as ballast? Is this bitter sarcasm, or what?]

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