Kellow writes that in 1985, when the firestorm over shoah was at high heat, the Voice had become “her by-now regular adversary.”
In other words, the joke can be considered of a piece with other attempts to keep the shoah alive in popular memory.
In other words, Berlusconi's trivialization of the shoah and his lenient views regarding Mussolini are not uncommon.
opulent, the mountain district lying to the north-east of Babylonia, anciently the land of the Guti, or Kuti, the modern Kurdistan. The plain lying between these mountains and the Tigris was called su-Edina, i.e., "the border of the plain." This name was sometimes shortened into Suti and Su, and has been regarded as = Shoa (Ezek. 23:23). Some think it denotes a place in Babylon. (See PEKOD.)