The Old Mixer wrote:
You're splitting hairs about who served where and whatnot, but you're still applying your "half-century of hindsight" standards of righteous indignation to the works of people who were actually around during the war. The bottom line is that people of that generation were able to look back at the war in general (not the Holocaust specifically) in a humorous light, whether it was in a sitcom like Hogan's Heroes or a one-off line in a Star Trek episode.
Indeed, I can't believe some people are raising such a stink about a single, innocuous, wryly humorous throw-away line that wouldn't have ruffled anyone's feathers when "Patterns of Force" was first shown in 1968. And BTW and FWIW, I'm Jewish.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled topic.