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Saturday, October 31, 2020

AUTHOR NAME

Stephen Smith

22 ARTICLES
Stephen D. Smith is Finci-Viterbi executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation.

Facebook’s Move on Holocaust Denialism Is Too Late

Facebook is recognizing that it is a media company that curates content. Zuckerberg was making the right business choice to keep the platform as open as possible. Now he is doing the right thing by identifying its moral and social responsibility.

Fighting Anti-Semitism on Campus, One Person at a Time

There is no question that America has been a land of opportunity for Jewish people. But there’s also a tendency in this country to ignore extreme Jew hatred on both the right and the left. To let it fester. To rationalize it. To try to explain it.

Reckoning with Race

Racism is a precondition to genocide, but genocide is not always the end point of racism.

Holocaust Survivors Teach Us ‘There Is No Forgiveness Without Rage’

My neighborhood is burning. Buildings were smoldering as I walked my dog on the morning of May 31. Shattered glass was on the sidewalk,...

New App IWalk Preserves Holocaust Survivors’ Stories, Where They Took Place

Each year since 1988, the March of the Living has brought together thousands of people from around the world — survivors, families, teens —...

As Loneliness Grows, What We Can Learn from Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust survivors know what it's like to feel helpless and alone. Here is their advice for surviving COVID-19.

Shoah Foundation Head: Bigots Prey on Coronavirus to Incite Hate

As Americans adapt to the new normal of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, videoconferencing has become our lifeline. The likes of Zoom and FaceTime...

Shoah Foundation Director: Amazon Must Cancel ‘Hunters’

“Hunters,” the heavily promoted new Amazon series about a ring of vigilantes chasing and torturing Nazis in Son of Sam-era New York, is entertaining....

Life After Auschwitz

On Jan. 27, 1945, Renée Firestone, Jack Lewin, Eva Schloss and Paula Lebovics woke up to a world after Auschwitz. Not that they knew...

Spate of Anti-Semitic Incidents Shows that ‘Action is Your Cue’

On Dec. 17, anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas and the words, “it’s time to pay,” were found spray-painted on three westside schools. On Dec. 18,...

Impressions from ADL Conference: Future, Not Fear

Last week in New York, I was the lone son of a British Methodist amid 1,800 Jews and people of other faiths at the...

What Do Jews and Kurds Have in Common?

Kurds have more in common with Jews than I had ever imagined before I arrived in northern Iraq last week to interview refugees fleeing...

Response to Halle Yom Kippur Attack: We Must Be Stronger Than Hate

While Jews around the world went to pray on Yom Kippur, once again xenocidal killers were planning a cynical and cowardly attack in Halle,...

Stopping ‘Xenocide’ in the 21st Century

Along with the recent attacks in Pittsburgh, Poway, and Christchurch, New Zealand, the Aug. 3 attack on a Walmart in El Paso appears to...

The Incredible Story of a Munich Soccer Team During the Holocaust Offers a Lesson

FC Bayern Munich soccer club is in Los Angeles to play London club Arsenal on July 17. As an avid Arsenal fan, I am...

When is it Appropriate to Draw Lessons From the Holocaust?  

Recent discussion about the use of the term “concentration camp” to describe conditions facing migrants on the southern border have become mired in politically...

A Christian Killer in Poway

There has been a long history of Christians persecuting and murdering Jews. Antipathy toward the Jews began in the first few centuries of Christendom,...

New Zealand Murders: There Are No Words

In 1915, Ottoman Turks started to scapegoat the minority Armenians in their country for a war against Russia that it was losing. That year,...

Words That Kill: The Genocidal Nature of Anti-Semitism

Let’s say a young man sprays “John loves Sally” onto a wall to celebrate his new love.  It may be a misdemeanor because it...

Four More Campuses Hit by Anti-Semitism

It has emerged again: A group with neo-Nazi sympathies has littered university campuses with anti-Semitic flyers that seek to sow fear and hatred of...

Mandate an End to Holocaust Ignorance

A recent Claims Conference study that showed Americans’ knowledge of the Holocaust was unexpectedly low, particularly among millennials, drew national attention but should come...

It’s Time to Speak Up for the Rohingya

When Polish Jew Raphael Lemkin proposed a new law to prevent “acts of barbarity” at a law conference in Madrid in October 1933, he...

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