Lwazi Lushaba and his Hitler analogy: The cul-de-sacs and conundrums of ‘competitive memory’

University of Cape Town lecturer Dr Lwazi Lushaba’s extrapolation from Aimé Césaire’s writings suggests that the international human rights community only really took notice when white people (Germans) went about killing other white people (Jews). Given recent South African debates on the relationship between the Holocaust and black historical experiences of colonial and racial violence, it seems to me that a zero-sum competition is both an intellectual and political cul-de-sac.