Deborah Lipstadt vs. David Irving

PUTTING THE LIE TO HOLOCAUST DENIAL by Elliot B. Gertel Discussed in this essay: Denial, a film directed by Mick Jackson, written by David Hare. DENIAL is an engaging, beautifully acted and finely-structured film, based on the well-publicized story of an Emory University historian, Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), a Holocaust studies specialist, and British writer, […]

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October 9: Mermelstein vs. Holocaust Denial

Mel Mermelstein, a Czech-born survivor of Auschwitz, was successful in his suit against the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), a Holocaust-denial outfit, in Los Angeles Superior Court on this date in 1981. The year before, the IHR had publicly offered a $50,000 reward to anyone who could prove that Jews had been gassed to death […]

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September 25: In Support of Israel — Fidel Castro

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres both thanked the retired Cuban ruler Fidel Castro on this date in 2010 for comments he made in support of Israel’s right to exist and against anti-Semitism in a five-hour interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. In that interview, Castro, 83, criticized Iran’s President Mahmoud […]

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Analyzing Lithuanian Anti-Semitism

The ‘Double Genocide’ Theory Refuses to Quit by Geoff Vasil I became involved with the Jewish Museum Holocaust Exhibition in Lithuania, known as the “Green House,” when I read an article by Rachel Margolis, a veteran Jewish partisan, about the library that was housed in the wartime ghetto in Vilne As Rokhl Kafrissen described in […]

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Nurturing Holocaust Studies in the Former Soviet Union

A Conversation with Ilya Altman, Director of the Center for Holocaust Research and Education in Moscow The Jewish Community Development Fund (JCDF), a project of the American Jewish World Service, has helped to fund and nurture grassroots Jewish cultural projects in the former Soviet Union for the past twelve years. [To read our interview with […]

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