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Friday, May 29, 2020

AUTHOR NAME

Stephen Smith

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

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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Trump Signs Holocaust Education Bill Into Law

President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law on May 28. The bill, which had passed the Senate on May 13, provides...

Israeli Torah Study Zoombombed With Nazi Imagery, Chants of ‘Free Palestine’

An Israeli organization’s online Torah study was Zoombombed on the evening of May 27 with Nazi imagery and chants of “free Palestine.” The Jerusalem Post...

Jewish Schools Have Reopened in the Netherlands, but Some Worry That Their Security Is Compromised

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch government’s decision to reopen the country’s schools came none too soon for Channa Feige, a mother of nine who...

ADL Backs Harvard in Lawsuit Challenging Race-Based Admissions Policies

BOSTON (JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League is supporting Harvard University in its effort to beat back a high-profile legal challenge to the school’s race-conscious...

‘Zionist Police State’ Banner Hung Next to U.K. Jewish Cemetery

A banner stating “Welcome to the Zionist police state” was hung next to the Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery on May 24 and was taken...
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