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Essay: Creative Desecration

Essay: Creative Desecration Categories: Antisemitism, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Iran     Author: Matthias Küntzel

Iran's policies now lie at the centre of world politics. Far too little attention, however, is being paid to the unique ideological atmosphere that makes the Iranian nuclear weapons program so dangerous. Holocaust denial is certainly the cruellest aspect of this ideology, for whoever denies the Hol

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Categories: Holocaust/ War Crimes, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

January 27 marks the day that Auschwitz-Birkenau - the largest Nazi death camp was liberated. In November 2005, the United Nations passed a resolution to designate January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD) to honour the victims of the Holocaust - the genocide that resulted in the

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The Biblio File: The Faustian Bargain

The Biblio File: The Faustian Bargain Categories: Holocaust/ War Crimes     Author: Ron Rosenbaum

Alvin Rosenfeld is a brave man, and his new work is courageous. The book is called The End of the Holocaust, and it is not reluctant to take on the unexamined pieties that have grown up around the slaughter, and the sentimentalisation that threatens to smother it in meretricious uplift.

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Textbook antisemitism for Arab children

Textbook antisemitism for Arab children Categories: Antisemitism, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, United States     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Hannah Rosenthal, the US State Department's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism, has just completed a visit to Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia in a bid to reduce the antisemitic content of their education syllabuses. As she told JTA, the State Department has found the textbooks produc

The Continuing Quest for Justice

The Continuing Quest for Justice Categories: Holocaust/ War Crimes     Author: Efraim Zuroff

In bringing Nazi war criminals to justice, I sometimes encounter a certain amount of scepticism. I divide these sceptics into two groups. The smaller group is ideologically opposed to prosecuting Nazis. The larger group wonders whether, so many years after the war, the effort to hold to account th

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