“Hippocrates in hell”: Michel Cymes responds to criticism of Télérama

“Hippocrates in hell”: Michel Cymes responds to criticism
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When Télérama find that we talk about it too much … Should we respond to a critical article or say nothing so as not to attract the attention it probably did not have? This question, all the writers, artists, animators, ask one day when a paper exhausted their work or their person. The savviest people then recommend that you do not react. This time, I will not listen to these tips. I will answer to Emilie Gavoille and Télérama. In a paper on Hippocrates in Hell published last January 24, the documentary dedicated to medical experiments in concentration camps, adapted from my book, and broadcast Tuesday, January 30 on France 2, Emilie Gavoille writes ” these eighty minutes devoted to evoking for the umpteenth time the criminal trajectories of the most infamous minions in Hitler’s white coats … Before saying that this documentary would not advance historical knowledge “Or” his understanding by the general public “. You may not have liked this documentary Madame, neither its realization, nor its music yet performed by one of the greatest violinists in the world. You may think he is not teaching you anything, criticizing him. I can not fault this … but there are words that go wrong. Umpteenth ? So we would talk too much about what happened in block 10 at Auschwitz? We would talk too much about these children martyred by Mengele? Too often would Clauberg and his injections in the bodies of women be mentioned to sterilize them? But in the name of what? Who are you to judge what the general public can receive and should understand or not understand? The film was screened one evening in January to men and women from various backgrounds, who were going to participate in the General States of Bioethics. Intelligent people who have acclaimed what you scornfully call ” painful pantomime “. But who are you, how dare you with the same disdain affix the adjective ” valid Recognized historians like Yves Ternon or Yohann Chapoutot, who are so proud to have participated in this documentary? It’s perfectly understood that you did not like the documentary, but the ” staged outrage of my indignation Was not necessary for understanding your paper. It proves that you did not understand, or wanted to understand, why I wanted this documentary so much. What more do you know of my indignation? Who are you to judge? At a time of negationism, intolerance, the proliferation of extremes of all kinds, social networks and fake news, it becomes fundamental to recall, or learn – yes to learn – the younger generations what happened in the camps … even if it must be for the … “umpteenth time”! Forgive the weakness of my literary references (I am only doctor !!), but I invite you to read again regularly this sentence of Henri Borlant, former deportee: “It is necessary, it will be necessary to constantly remind that it was.” Michel CYMES Read also Related topics To read on

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