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  • Yale Professor’s Portrayal of Hitler’s Ecological Anti-Semitism Slips into a Nazi Black Hole

    11/23/2015 8:47:30 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 11/23/15 | Mark Musser
    In the opening chapters of “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning,” Yale professor Timothy Snyder forcefully acknowledged what he calls the “ecological” Anti-Semitism of the Fuhrer, “An instructive account of the mass murder of the Jews of Europe must be planetary, because Hitler’s thought was ecological, treating Jews as a wound of nature.” In spite of such an assertion, however, the great caveat of Snyder’s book is he inexplicably fails to discuss the Nazi ecological historical record that should have informed his thesis ...
  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

    10/30/2015 4:10:01 AM PDT · by EBH · 22 replies
    Open Culture ^ | 1963 | Hannah Ardent
    We’ve all heard the phrase “the banality of evil.” Some of us even know which political theorist to attribute it to, and among those, a few have even read it in context. Hannah Arendt most memorably employed it in both the subtitle and closing words of Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, her book on the trial of Nazi lieutenant-colonel Adolf Eichmann. To Arendt’s mind, Eichmann willingly did his part to organize the Holocaust — and an instrumental part it was — out of neither anti-semitism nor pure malice, but out of a non-ideological, entirely more...
  • Ben Carson: Govt Finds It Much More Difficult to Dominate People Who Are Armed

    10/25/2015 11:43:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On the October 25 airing of Meet the Press, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson stressed the important role an armed citizenry plays in preventing tyranny, saying, the government finds it much more difficult to dominate people who are armed. That statement came after host Chuck Todd revisited Carsons past comments about how he believes European Jews could have limited the scope of the Holocaust had they been armed. It was October 8 when Carson said, I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. Im telling...
  • Ambassador reveals how Obama undermined Israel

    06/21/2015 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/21/15 | Larry Getlen
    On Nov. 8, 2011, President Obama met with then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Cannes after what had been a particularly rough week for US-Israeli relations. Modal Trigger The week prior, the UN agency UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member state. Congress responded by cutting off UNESCO’s funding, a move the Obama administration direly opposed. Michael Oren, who served as Israel’s US ambassador from 2009 to 2013, said the president, having opposed Palestine’s admission to the agency, “thought he had done enough . . . and did not need to punish them further.” President Obama responded to Congress’ act by admonishing Israel for...
  • Kerry, Meeting With Netanyahu, Sounds a Cautious Note of Optimism (NYT alert)

    10/22/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2015 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ALISON SMALE
    BERLIN With Israelis and Palestinians caught in another widening cycle of bloodshed, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Berlin on Thursday and urged him to tone down the harsh language that American and European officials believe is fueling the violence. The message delivered on Thursday to Mr. Netanyahu, who claimed this week that a Muslim cleric had inspired the Holocaust, will be repeated in the coming days when Mr. Kerry meets the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, whose own comments Mr. Netanyahu and others have blamed for provoking attacks....
  • Ben Carson Is Right: Yes, Jews Should Have Had Guns In The Holocaust

    10/09/2015 1:54:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Republican 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson stated on CNN that the Holocaust would have been less likely had Jews been armed. In his new book, A Perfect Union, Carson contends, Through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.
  • Ben Carson: If people had been armed, Hitlers power to achieve would have been greatly diminished

    10/09/2015 12:01:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    The man certainly does know his way around a Hitler hypothetical. Just ask his own campaign manager. “It’s an example [Carson] has been using for years and to be honest with you he needs to find a better example because the problem is as soon as you say Hitler, nobody hears anything else you say,” Campaign Manager Barry Bennett told ABC News. “Its just so evil, so contemptible, that no one can hear anything else.” Believe it or not, that comment was in reference not to what Carson said yesterday on CNN about gun control in the Third Reich...
  • The Media's Latest Phony Attack on Ben Carson

    10/09/2015 8:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    How about the next time the mainstream media decide to fabricate a controversy against a conservative presidential candidate, they choose something less laughable? The media's latest faux gasp concerns Dr. Ben Carson's comments about the Oregon school shooting. When I first watched news reports on it, I didn't immediately grasp the reason for the fuss, not having the artificial sensibilities of the MSM. Asked what he would do in a similar situation as the victims, Carson said: "I would ask everybody to attack the gunman because he can only shoot one of us at a time. That way, we don't...
  • Muslims Attack Holocaust Survivors: "Dirty Jews. Your Property is Ours" (Muslim immigration)

    09/08/2015 11:01:29 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | September 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim settlers are Europe's New Nazis. They have far higher rates of anti-Semitic views than the native population. And much higher rates of anti-Semitic violence. In fact the flood of "Syrian refugees" can be thought of as a new Nazi invasion of Europe. And while Jews are sometimes the first to suffer in line with the Muslim saying, "First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people", they certainly aren't the last. Here's what the new Nazis are doing to Jews in Holland. Samuel (87) and Diana (86) Blug, two elderly Holocaust survivors, fell victim to a vicious and violent...
  • Elderly Holocaust Survivors Brutally Beaten and Robbed By Arabs in Holland

    09/06/2015 8:55:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 6th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    An elderly Jewish couple and Holocaust survivors were brutally beaten and robbed in their Holland apartment a month ago. Samuel and Diana Blug was beaten and tied up in a violent anti-Semitic attack. ... the couple were only able to come forward now and recount what happened to them. The Blugs say two men, who looked to be of Moroccan descent, knocked on the door to their apartment, claiming to be the police and demanding entrance. As soon as Samuel opened the door, the nightmare began. Two men dressed in black barged into the apartment and started severely beating the...
  • Ben Carson Suggests Holocaust Would Have Been Less Likely if Jews Were Armed

    10/08/2015 9:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Katherine Faulders
    Republican candidate Ben Carson continued his controversial remarks about guns Thursday -- suggesting in a new interview that the Jews may have been able to diminish the likelihood of the Holocaust if they were armed. Carson made the remarks, which drew swift condemnation -- on CNN. He said that passengers on Flight 93, which crashed on 9/11, helped avoid further tragedy by rushing the gunman. In Carson's new book A Perfect Union, Carson writes that through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.(continued)
  • Why Ben Carson is right about Jews, the Holocaust and guns

    10/10/2015 11:20:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/2015 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    Dr. Ben Carson recently asserted that if guns had not been confiscated from Jews then Hitler would have had more trouble orchestrating the Holocaust. Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director of the Anti-Defamation Leauge, quickly objected, stating that there were few firearms available to Jews in Germany in 1938 and that surrendering them did not measurably contribute to the totalitarian power of the Nazi German state.   Ben Carson is right, and Jonathan Greenblatt is wrong. For the record, I have hosted a fundraiser for Dr. Carson, but I was also born a Jew and have studied the Holocaust.  And I have spoken...
  • Ben Carson's Holocaust theory prompts outcry from Jewish groups

    10/10/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 114 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    Jewish groups and Holocaust scholars say Ben Carsons claims that Nazi gun control laws contributed to the Holocaust are offensive and inaccurate, but Carson is not backing down. . The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which was founded to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice, derided Carsons theory which he first raised in his new book A Perfect Union as historically inaccurate. . But the ADL wasnt the only major organization to weigh in: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also took issue with Carsons decision to inject his claims into Americas gun debate.
  • Ben Carson Defends Hitler Gun Control Statements

    10/10/2015 7:27:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 75 replies ^ | October 09, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his controversial remarks this morning in which he suggested that 6 million Jews would not have been slaughtered if they had easy access to guns. I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed, Carson said on CNN Thursday. Im telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first." The Anti-Defamation League condemned the comments, saying in a statement: Ben Carson has a right to his views on gun control, but the notion that Hitlers gun-control policy...
  • Poll: One-Third of Americans Would Not Hide Jew During Holocaust

    09/28/2015 8:05:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2015, 2:57 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Nearly one-third of American adults, if alive during the Holocaust, would refuse to shelter a Jew from the Nazis, a recent poll found. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the poll was conducted as part of a unique marketing ploy to promote the digital release of Return to the Hiding Place, which tells the story of a group of Christians who hid Jews during World War II. [] Barna Research conducted the poll, asking 1,000 Americans to think back to World War II when Jews in Europe were forced into concentration camps and many were killed by the Nazis. [] Sixty-nine...
  • Hillarys Campaign Has Already Begun to Derail

    09/03/2015 6:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/03/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Hillary Clintons second race for the presidency is only about a quarter through, but she already seems to be causing general fatigue.</p> <p>The lurid revelations about the Clinton Foundation proved that it was not so much a charity as a huge laundering operation. Quid pro quo donations from the global rich and powerful fueled the Clintons jet-setting networking.</p>
  • Glenn Beck's Remarks About Soros And The Holocaust 'Offensive And Over The Top'

    11/11/2010 8:54:40 PM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 79 replies · 1+ views
    ADL ^ | November 11, 2010
    New York, NY, November 11, 2010 The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today criticized as "completely inappropriate and offensive" remarks by Glenn Beck on his radio and television programs, in which he inaccurately connected George Soros, who was then a young boy, to the actions of others in sending Jews to death camps during the Holocaust. On his November 10 radio show, Beck described how Soros, who was born in Hungary to Orthodox Jewish parents, "used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. And George Soros was...
  • Natalie Portman: Jews Should Shift Focus Away from Holocaust

    08/22/2015 4:52:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 94 replies
    American-Israeli actress implies Holocaust not any more horrific than other genocides around the world. It's time for the Jewish community to shift focus away from the Holocaust, American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman opined Friday, stating that such focus has detracted from atrocities committed around the world. I think a really big question the Jewish community needs to ask itself, is how much at the forefront we put Holocaust education," Portman stated in an interview with the British Independent. "Which is, of course, an important question to remember and to respect, but not over other things." Portman revealed that her views stemmed...
  • Jewish Schindler Saves Dozens of Yazidis and Christians from Islamic State

    08/09/2015 5:22:48 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A Canadian Jewish businessman has spearheaded efforts to rescue Iraqi Yazidi and Christian girls from slavery after the girls were captured by ISIS troops, using money donated privately by business contacts. The businessman has cited Oskar Schindler, who rescued Jewish children from the holocaust, as his inspiration. Last summer the world looked on in horror as ISIS swept through north Iraq, home to Assyrian and Chaldean Christians, and Yazidis. Hundreds of thousands fled before them, but thousands more starved to death in the desert, or were captured by Islamic forces. Girls in particular were bartered for in the markets, standing...
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Anti-Defamation League: Huckabee 'completely out of line'

    07/27/2015 12:28:40 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 49 replies ^ | 7/27/2015 | Deena Zaru
    The Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish advocacy group, slammed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's comments Sunday that Obama is marching Israelis to "the door of the oven" by agreeing to the Iran nuclear deal. Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the national director of the organization, issued a statement, calling the Republican 2016 hopeful's comments invoking the Holocaust "completely out of line and unacceptable." "Israeli military and security officials have repeatedly said the Obama Administration has been as strong as any other American administration in keeping Israel secure," Greenblat writes. "To hear Mr. Huckabee invoke the Holocaust when America is Israel's greatest ally...
  • Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays (Kaukab Siddique, Lincoln U.)

    07/24/2015 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 23, 2015 2:14 PM EDT
    A tenured university professor in Pennsylvania who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israels destruction is under fire again for incendiary remarks about Jews, women and gays. Kaukab Siddique, an English professor at Lincoln University outside Philadelphia, asked on Facebook this month whether Bill Cosbys accusers took so long to come forward because many women are sluts. Another recent post on Facebook attributed the Supreme Courts decision to legalize same-sex marriage on Obamas homo uprising, while a third post referred to dirty Jewish Zionist White Supremacist thugs. Lincoln University condemned Siddiques remarks but said it does not plan to...
  • Justice: Oskar Groening (Abortion: A Must Read)

    07/20/2015 9:23:12 AM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 07-20-2015 | Fr John Hunwicke
    It may be 70 years since he worked at Auschwitz, and his occupation may have been no more than clerkly; he may even, as he claims, have have protested against what was happening and attempted to extricate himself from it; but it is thoroughly and totally right that an old man should be tried, sentenced, and punished for his involvement in the monstrous horrors of the National Socialist holocaust. If is true that his actions, according to the perverted legal code in place in Germany at that time, were not illegal when he performed them, that makes not one iota...
  • World War II History, Captured in a Privates Letters to His Wife

    <p>For years the letter lay in a box in the attic. It was postmarked in April 1945, just before the Nazis surrender in World War II. It was just one letter among many letters, and the box was just one box among many boxes.</p>
  • Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton: The world has lost a true hero

    07/09/2015 11:13:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 7/7/2015 | Anne Schieber
    The news from England this week made my heart heavy. Sir Nicholas Winton has passed away. The Mackinac Center first learned of Nicky when our then-President Lawrence W. Reed met and interviewed him. I will be forever grateful to Lawrence W. Reed for bringing his story to Michigan and inviting me to visit England with him to meet this exceptional man. Sir Nicholas Winton spent the war years as Nicholas Winton and was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his valor, compassion and heroic measures exhibited during the fight to save children from certain death in concentration camps. He has...
  • The Man Who Never Bothered Telling His Wife He Was 'British Schindler' Dies at 106

    07/05/2015 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Andrew Walker
    Even the most open and loving husbands do not admit everything they did in their 20s to their wives. For most people it's that drink driving thing at University, the fancy dress outfit that really was in bad taste after-all or the BBQ fail that made everyone ill. But the secret Grete Winton discovered about her husband in 1988 left her absolutely stunned. She found a scrap book on a routine clean of her loft detailing how her husband Nicholas had saved 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust when he was just 29-years-old. The reason Grete did not know Nicholas'...
  • The Day the Late Sir Nicholas Winton Met Children He Saved from Nazi Death Camps

    07/04/2015 5:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 3, 2015 | ZOE ROMANOWSKY
    Sir Nicholas Winton - BBC Programme "That's Life" aired in 1988 (1:29 min) Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE, who just died last week at the age of 106, wasa British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the "Czech Kindertransport." Anarticle inTimepaying tribute to Winton, a Jew by descent who had been raised as a Christian, was traveling in German-occupiedCzechoslovakia and recognize that manychildren would die. Hefound homes for the children and arranged fortrains to carry them from Nazi-occupied Prague to...
  • Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106

    07/03/2015 1:25:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for a half-century about his role in organizing the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, a righteous deed like those of Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, died on Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106. The Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which Mr. Winton was a former president, announced his death on its website. He lived in Maidenhead, west of London. It was only after Mr. Wintons wife found a scrapbook in the attic of their home in 1988 a dusty record of...
  • 'British Schindler' Nicholas Winton who saved 669 children from Nazis dies

    07/01/2015 12:56:43 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 1st July 2015 | Tom Batchelor
    'A WAR hero dubbed the British Schindler who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis during the Second World War has died aged 106. Nicholas Winton saved the lives of 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust by smuggling them out of Germany on trains on the eve of the war - saving them from almost certain death. His son-in-law Stephen Watson said he died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough. Sir Nicholas was a 29-year-old stock exchange clerk in 1938 when he began to fear that Jewish residents of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia would be sent to concentration camps....
  • Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106 (the British Schindler)

    07/01/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-01-2015 | Anita Singh
    Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. Winton earned himself the label "Britain's Schindler" for saving the lives of 669 children by sending them from Prague to London by train. His son-in-law Stephen Watson said Sir Nicholas died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough. Sir Nicholas rarely spoke of his achievements in the decades after the Second World War, believing his actions to be unremarkable. But he kept a scrapbook with details and photographs of the children he saved.
  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children on the Kindertransport from Prague, dies at 106

    07/01/2015 8:45:00 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/1/2015 | NAOMI KOPPEL
    Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106. Son-in-law Stephen Watson said Winton died on Wednesday. The Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which Winton was a former president, said his daughter Barbara and two grandchildren were at his side. Winton arranged trains to carry children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain, battling bureaucracy at both ends and saving them from almost certain death and then kept quiet about his exploits for a half-century.
  • Pope: Why didnt Allies bomb railway lines to Auschwitz?

    06/21/2015 9:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    Francis laments that world powers did nothing to save Jewish, Christian, gays from Nazi death camps.ROME Pope Francis on Sunday denounced what he called the great powers of the world for failing to act when there was intelligence indicating Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during World War II. He also decried the deaths of Christians in concentration camps in Russia under the Stalin dictatorship, which followed the war....
  • U.S. based professor: Holocaust is a 'myth'

    01/07/2006 1:01:02 PM PST · by Hal1950 · 75 replies · 1,846+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8 January 2005
    A U.S.-based Saudi professor and former U.N. fellow says he agrees with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the Holocaust is a "myth" and says America eventually will collapse like the Soviet Union. Abdullah Mohammad Sindi, who has taught at four American schools, told Iran's Mehr News Agency Dec. 26, "I agree wholeheartedly with President Ahmadinejad." "There was no such a thing as the 'Holocaust,'" Sindi said, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute. "The so-called 'Holocaust' is nothing but Jewish-Zionist propaganda. There is no proof whatsoever that any living Jew was ever gassed or burned in Nazi Germany or...
  • Vienna School Bans Teaching About Gates of Vienna to Avoid Offending Muslims

    06/04/2013 10:28:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    FRONT PAGE MAG. ^ | June 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    One day, if this goes on, schools will no longer be allowed to teach about September 11, just as many European schools are not allowed to teach about the Holocaust, to avoid offending Muslims. Between the blasphemy/incitement laws and the voluntary censorship, a bubble of historical ignorance is being created and maintained in the hopes that this will prevent acts of Muslim terror and avoid exposing the failure of Muslim integration into multiculturalism.
  • Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims

    04/11/2007 10:44:47 AM PDT · by brotherWesUpNorth · 60 replies · 1,211+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11 April 2007 | By LAURA CLARK
    Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Governmentbacked study has revealed. It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting ........
  • Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims

    04/01/2007 12:46:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 116 replies · 3,293+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/1/07 | Laura Clark
    Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Governmentbacked study has revealed. It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial. There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques. The findings have prompted claims that some schools are using history 'as a vehicle for promoting political correctness'. The study, funded by the Department for Education and Skills, looked into 'emotive...
  • UK Schools Stopping Teaching Controversial Subjects

    04/01/2007 2:28:48 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies · 923+ views
    SCHOOLS AXE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS Schools are dropping controversial subjects from history lessons - such as the Holocaust and the Crusades - because teachers do not want to cause offence, Government research has found. The way the slave trade is taught can lead white children - as well as black pupils - to feel alienated, according to the study by the Historical Association. Some teachers have even dropped the Holocaust completely from lessons over fears that Muslim pupils might express anti-Semitic reactions in class. And one school avoided teaching the Crusades because its "balanced" handling of the topic would directly contradict...
  • Teachers Drop Holocaust, Crusades From History Lessons to Avoid Offending Children

    04/02/2007 3:22:59 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 62 replies · 1,634+ views ^ | April 01, 2007 | Alexandra Frean
    Teachers are dropping controversial subjects such as the Holocaust and the Crusades from history lessons because they do not want to offend children from certain races or religions, a report claims. A lack of factual knowledge among some teachers, particularly in primary schools, is also leading to “shallow” lessons on emotive and difficult subjects, according to the study by the Historical Association.
  • British schools drop Holocaust lessons for Muslims

    08/19/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 34 replies ^ | 16AUG12 | Family Security Matters by: Soeren Kern
    In Cheshire, two students at the Alsager High School were punished by their teacher for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class. ... British schools are increasingly dropping the Jewish Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, according to a report entitled, Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills. British teachers are also reluctant to discuss the medieval Crusades, in which Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem: lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.
  • Holocaust Avoidance. British schools are jettisoning lessons to keep Muslims happy. [John Leo]

    04/04/2007 10:35:48 AM PDT · by aculeus · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    City Journal ^ | April 4, 2007 | by John Leo
    Some British schools are dropping lessons on the Holocaust and the Crusades, seeking to avoid antagonizing Muslim students. A Historical Association report, funded by the department for education and skills, said teachers feared confronting anti-Semitic sentiment and Holocaust denial among some Muslim pupils. Some teachers also deliberately avoided teaching the Crusades because a balanced school treatment would have challenged teaching in some local mosques. Give the study credit for raising the point that almost any history lesson could put some noses out of joint. Teaching about the slave trade, for instance, could leave both white and black children feeling alienated....
  • British schools drop Holocaust from history lessons so as not to offend Muslims

    08/18/2012 12:40:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    A new report by Britains Department for Education and Skills notes that an increasing number of schools are dropping the teaching of the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim students. The report, titled Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, also observes that many teachers are reluctant to discuss the Crusades because the lessons frequently contradict what is taught in local mosques... 30 non-Muslim children at an elementary school in Scotland were required to visit a mosque in Glasgow, where they were instructed to recite the shahada, the Islam declaration of faith, which states, There is no god but Allah...
  • The UK is Screwed: In Order to Not Offend Muslims, British Schools Drop Holocaust from History

    06/04/2013 7:06:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    clash daily ^ | 6/4/13 | staff
    A report by Britains Department for Education and Skills notes that an increasing number of schools are dropping the teaching of the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim students. The report, titled Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, also observes that many teachers are reluctant to discuss the Crusades because the lessons frequently contradict what is taught in local mosques. It gets worse. The website Family Security Matters (h/t Weasel Zippers) reports: In an effort to counter Islamophobia in British schools, teachers now are required to teach key Muslim contributions such as Algebra and the number zero in math...
  • Hungary Holocaust Museum Gives Collaborators a Free Pass

    05/25/2015 10:02:25 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Forward ^ | March 5, 2015 | JTA
    Hungarian Jewish leaders are criticizing a new Holocaust museum under construction in Budapest for omitting the culpability of Hungarians in the attempted genocide of the Jews. The museum in Budapest, called House of Fates, is nearly complete, but the planned exhibition focuses only on the last period of the Holocaust in Hungary, starting in 1944, when the ghettoization and deportation of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews was already complete. It fails to deal with the earlier persecution against Hungarian Jews, starting with the passage of anti-Jewish laws in the 1920s, local Jewish community leaders and historians complained. Community leaders said they...
  • Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

    04/19/2015 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2015 | By Wiktor Szary
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post earlier this week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the media and from politicians. A foreign ministry spokesman said on his Twitter account that the U.S. ambassador would be summoned to the ministry over the article, and that Poland would demand an apology. Comey said...
  • Obituary: Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, The great survivor (of Auschwitz)

    05/12/2015 9:53:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Economist ^ | 7.May.2015 | the Economist
    WHEN Hitlers forces marched into Warsaw in September 1939, Wladyslaw Bartoszewskis parents told him not to panic. They had experienced German occupation during the last war. There would be inconvenience, disorder and even looting. He should be careful. But it would not be too badthe Germans were, after all, west Europeansand by next year, the British and French would arrive. The Bartoszewskis could hardly have given their teenage son worse advice. The Western allies never came; instead the Soviets joined in the Nazi attack. Hitler not only wiped Poland off the map, but aimed to obliterate its language, culture and...
  • Op-Ed: "Complicit": FDR's Refusal to Save the Jews on the MS St. Louis

    04/20/2015 8:05:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 189 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:04 PM | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    The more we learn about the Holocaust, even as it recedes into the mists of time, the more my blood boils, the closer I come to tears. Last night, I traveled far out into Syrian-Jewish Brooklyn, where there are not only Syrian shuls but Egyptian, Lebanese, and Iraqi shuls as wellsometimes two or three on a single block. [] Retired lawyer and filmmaker Robert Krakow was screening his film Complicit, which is about Americas and FDRs refusal, in 1939, to allow the Jewish passengers on the German ship, the MS St. Louis, to enter the country. More than 900 Jews...
  • Buried Truths About Nazi Mass Murder and the Allied Victory

    05/21/2015 10:47:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Roger Cohen
    A very important movie about the Holocaust made its way to New York City for the first time this week at the end of a tortuous journey that began 70 years ago when Allied forces and newsreel cameramen stumbled into Nazi concentration camps. Called German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, it is as unadorned as its title, a document shot in the moment to capture forever evidence of the unimaginable. Made under the auspices of the British Ministry of Information, produced by Sidney Bernstein, the founder of Granada Television, assembled with advice from Alfred Hitchcock, the movie was meant to ram...
  • Jewish Groups Deplore Greek Demand to Remove Star of David From Holocaust Memorial

    05/17/2015 1:26:18 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    The Algermeiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Jewish groups expressed shock on Friday over news that the unveiling of a Holocaust monument in Kavala, Greece was delayed because locals reportedly sought the removal of a Jewish star. -snip- The monument in question memorializes the 1,484 Jews of Kavala who were exterminated during the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. The monument was set to be unveiled when, just two days before, the mayor and a majority at the city council insisted on the removal of the image of a Star of David from the memorial. Meanwhile, Greek Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture, Education,...
  • Will Future Generations Even Remember the Holocaust?

    05/16/2015 8:46:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Charisma ^ | 6:00AM EDT 5/11/2015 | YORI YALON
    Will Future Generations Even Remember the Holocaust? 6:00AM EDT 5/11/2015 YORI YALON/ISRAEL HAYOM The Yad Vashem Memorial Sculpture, was erected in memory of the victims of the Nazi concentration camps. Avner Shalev, chairman of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, is most often associated with the commemoration of the millions of Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. Shalev, who was born in 1939 in Jerusalem, has devoted more than two decades of his life to memorializing the Holocaust. Throughout the years, his work has turned the institution that he heads into an international educational institute of the...
  • 'King of the Gypsies' arrives in Israel

    05/06/2015 5:33:43 PM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Dorin Cioba the leader of three million Roma around the world, landed in Israel on Wednesday. Roma are widely known as Gypsies. On his first visit to Israel, Cioba, who is president of the International Romani Union, plans to visit the Roma community in Jerusalem as well as the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. The photographer Roni Ben-Ari invited Cioaba to Israel for the opening of her exhibit that documents the life of Gypsies in the city of Lugoj, Romania. The exhibit opens on Thursday at the Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan. "This is the first time that I...