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Eastern Europe Jews Urge Antisemitism Fight

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The World Congress of Russian-speaking Jews urged action to fight Holocaust denial and antisemitism in former Soviet republics in a conference in Berlin last month.

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. (0)
Friday January 8, 2010, 7:48 am
Some of the worst horrors during the Holocaust occurred in the Baltic states, where the nationals enthusiastically aided the Nazis.

Sarah C (14)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 9:35 am
Anti-semitism is growing world-wide. It's an on-going battle and one that needs to be fought. Human nature can be hard to change.

Patrice J (62)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 10:52 am
Good that they are doing this.

Chuck Weinblatt (0)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 2:31 pm
Whenever we stand up to those who deny or minimize genocide we send a critical message to the world. As we continue to live in an age of genocide and ethnic cleansing, we must repel the broken ethics of our ancestors, or risk a dreadful repeat of past transgressions. We know from captured German war records that millions of innocent Jews were systematically exterminated by Nazi Germany - most in gas chambers. These facts have been proven repeatedly through countless thesis and dissertation research papers. Virtually every PhD in the world will stake their career on the veracity of known Holocaust facts. Despite this knowledge, Holocaust deniers ply their mendacious poison everywhere, especially with young people on the Internet. Such deniers have only one agenda - to distort the truth in a way that promotes antagonism against the object of their hatred, or to deny the culpability of their ancestors and heroes.

Museums and mandatory public education are tools to dispel bigotry, especially racial and ethnic hatred. Books, films and presentations can reinforce the veracity of past and present genocides. They help to tell the true story of the perpetrators of genocide; and they reveal the abject terror, humiliation and degradation resulting from prejudice. It is therefore essential that we disclose the factual brutality and horror of genocide, combating the deniers’ virulent, inaccurate historical revision. We must protect vulnerable future generations from making the same mistakes.

A world that continues to allow genocide requires ethical remediation. We must show the world that religious, racial, ethnic, gender and orientation persecution is wrong; and that tolerance is our progeny's only hope. Only through such efforts can we reveal the true horror of genocide and promote the triumphant spirit of humankind.

Charles Weinblatt
Author, "Jacob's Courage"

Greg Amour (0)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 2:42 pm
An unjust attack against anyone's humanity is an attack angainst humanity itself.

Tom W (24)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 3:28 pm
Chana B. - You have one of the most inspiring and beautifully documented profiles I've seen. (green star)
Sad period in our history is the less referenced holocaust which occurred under the barbaric rule of Stalin and makes Hitler angelic in comparison.
Estimated 20 to 40 million mostly non-Jews with mass graves still being uncovered to this present day.
The ongoing human extermination since (Yugoslavian, Bosnian and many other states) way outnumbers the Jewish holocaust but shown little interest.

. (0)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 3:42 pm
Tom, thank for the complement.

I hope we will never become competitive over what group has suffered the greatest losses. The fact that there are repeated genocides and holocausts to choose from is an extremely disturbing comment on humanity.

. (0)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 3:43 pm
Oops! I misspelled "compliment." How embarrassing.

Ancil S (175)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 9:46 pm
The last thing we need is this to become a new 21st.Century version of the Nazi's! We need to crush this hateful trend now before it gets out of hand.Very worried about this getting out of hand.

Vesna G (4)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 3:07 am
And the worst thing is, people who try to minimize or deny genocide, use patriotism and nationalism to attract young people--which only leads to more hatred and violence--against anyone of different nationality, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

This has to stop, and the governments should do everything in their power to present things as they are, and not try to justify violence and hatred. There can never be any justification for that.

Bob E (113)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 5:12 am

(1) Genocide in the holocaust happened….
(2) Jews want everyone to understand past Jewish persecution and suffering…..
(3) Jews are now persecuting and making the Palestinian people suffer……


. (0)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 3:16 pm
We all know you don't like Israel, Bob. This article isn't about Israel. Can we stay on topic, please?
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