In the Jan. 8 article by Fred Grimm, A worthwhile python hunt needs a queen, he writes: “What Sweetwater offers, along with the rattlesnake holocaust . . .” The use of the word holocaust in this context is very inappropriate. It trivializes and denigrates the painful history which that word represents.
The word holocaust has become symbolic of the cruel annihilation of 6 million Jews and millions of others by the Nazi regime during World War II, from 1933-1945.
Its flippant use is very hurtful to the survivors of that tragedy, and it violates the sensitivities of all who remember that terrible tragedy.
Rabbi Solomon Schiff, past chairman, Holocaust Memorial, Greater Miami Jewish Federation