Now the entire world population - Jews among it - is facing a another potential holocaust.
One response, now as back during 1939-1945, is too low-ball the concerns and see them as undocumented and hysterical or exaggerated.
The other response - at the extreme - is to throw yourself under the Kings' horses, like a suffragette , or commit the then legal and moral crime of suicide, like Artur Zygielbojm : the most extreme forms of civil disobedience and public protest possible.
Sha-Sha Politik : Sha , Shtil
Zygielbojm's story is very well known because he was the rare exception during WWII's slow long agony for free world Jewry :
he gave up on "working through proper channels", and in practising "sha-sha politik" , to become the proverbial "Loud Jew" that Jewish leaders always warned fellow Jews not to become.
At a glance, Solway's book seems to fit more in the Loud Jew than in the sha-sha Jew category but is this really so ?
Saying things that the rich and powerful of our society approve of, no matter how stridently you say them, is still being Paul Ryan-ish.
Ryan, the VP for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, was voted by his High School as "The Biggest Brown-noser of 1988".
And I am afraid that is what Mr Solway is too .
What he says offends many of the world's poor and powerless and a few of its rich and powerful ; just as a few of the world's poor and powerless will approve of his message - along with most of the rich and powerful.
He has taken a highly public moral stance on the question of climate change - and this is all to the good.
But Jews have a special moral credibility whenever they say "something is happening that looks a lot like yesterday's holocaust" ; equally they have a special moral authority when they declaim any sight of a crisis on the horizon.
God will judge them all the harder, if they abuse that special credibility......