MCC Daily Tribune
Holocaust Denial: From the Classroom to the Courtroom
"Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, two-thirds of the world's population don't know the Holocaust happened--or they deny it."
(Green, Emma. "The World Is Full of Holocaust Deniers." The Atlantic, 14 May 2014.)
Rather than fading away into obscurity, Holocaust deniers recently have become alarmingly emboldened. Their increasingly public insistence in questioning the most fundamental and undeniable facts of the Holocaust has widened the gap between knowledge and myth. As the world's foremost expert on denial and the havoc wreaked on the historical record by "revisionists," Deborah Lipstadt, PhD, commands an exceptional understanding of deniers' tactics and methods to dispel the ignorance and racism they inflame. Author of the seminal Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, she was sued for libel by infamous denier David Irving. Her subsequent legal triumph stands as a significant testament in the battle for historical truth. The 2016 film Denial, based on Lipstadt's History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, was nominated for Best British film at the 2017 British Academy Film Awards. Lipstadt currently serves as the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. She was a consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and served two terms on its US Holocaust Memorial Council. Hosted in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival.
Holocaust Denial: From the Classroom to the Courtroom," with Deborah Lipstadt, PhD
26th Annual Kristallnacht Program
Wednesday, November 8th
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Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project