Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Watch Live Program | Dangerous Efforts to Deny and Distort Holocaust History

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This sign is from a protest in Iran in 2006 by hardline Islamists protesting a Danish newspaper cartoon they perceived as an insult to the Prophet Mohammed. Mohammad Kheirkhah/UPI/Newscom

Dangerous Efforts to Deny and Distort Holocaust History
Live Digital Program

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9, 9:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum and join in the conversation. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook page.

 

As the Museum's hundreds of millions of archival documents attest, the Holocaust is the best-documented case of genocide. Yet people always have attempted to distort the history or flat-out deny it, for a variety of reasons.

Museum experts will discuss the roles played in this dangerous manipulation by individuals who attempt to rewrite Holocaust history, by countries that rehabilitate the images of local collaborators in the Holocaust, and by people spreading distortion on social media.


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Speaker
Dr. Robert Williams, Deputy Director, International Affairs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Expert Commentary
Gideon Taylor, President, Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany)

Moderator
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Photo: This sign is from a protest in Iran in 2006 by hardline Islamists protesting a Danish newspaper cartoon they perceived as an insult to the Prophet Mohammed. It is part of a pattern of denial, distortion, and other antisemitic activity around the world. Mohammad Kheirkhah/UPI/Newscom