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Holocaust-denying bishop banned in LA [04 Mar 2009|08:51am]

by Michael Paulson March 3, 2009 03:11 PM

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony (right) of Los Angeles today is announcing that he is barring the Holocaust-denying traditionalist bishop, Richard Williamson, from entering any church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In an unusual step, Mahony and two Jewish leaders penned a joint op-ed piece that today is being published in both the archdiocesan newspaper, The Tidings, and a local Jewish newspaper, the Jewish Journal.

An excerpt:
"Williamson's recent 'apologies' fall far short of satisfying the letter or the spirit of the Vatican's directives. Yet while Williamson seems unwilling or unable to reject his odious positions, many religious and civic leaders have used his situation to acknowledge the Holocaust and to affirm its unique and terrible place in history.

We are heartened by the many leaders around the world who have rejected Williamson's views. In particular, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Argentine Minister of the Interior Florencio Randazzo, whose country recently expelled Williamson, not to mention nearly 50 Catholic members of the U.S. Congress who wrote to the Vatican to express their concerns.

In the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Williamson is hereby banned from entering any Catholic church, school or other facility, until he and his group comply fully and unequivocally with the Vatican's directives regarding the Holocaust. Later this year, I, Cardinal Mahony, will visit Israel and pay my respects to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust at the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem. Holocaust deniers like Williamson will find no sympathetic ear or place of refuge in the Catholic Church, of which he is not --- and may never become --- a member."

Defiance? [12 Feb 2009|07:14pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

I've just seen the trailer and I'm buzzed. I read the book about the Bielsky brothers, I can't wait to see the movie. What do you think?

Also, what were your thoughts on other holocaust films (The Pianist, Schindlers' List, The Forfeits etc.)?


Leon Greenman is dead [08 Mar 2008|05:21pm]


Current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution [04 Feb 2008|06:15pm]

Final Call for Papers:

Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution.

Third international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at the Imperial War
Museum, London, 7-9 January 2009


This conference is planned as a follow-up to the two successful conferences,
which took place at the Imperial War Museum in London in 2003 and 2006. It will
continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields
of academic enquiry.

The aim is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are
engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will
include - but are not limited to - Jews, Gypsies and Slavonic people, Jehovah's
Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members
of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called 'racially impure', and
forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a 'survivor' is defined as
anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a
result of the Nazis' racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from
1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.

The organisers welcome proposals, which focus on topics and themes of the 'life
after', ranging from the experience of liberation to the trans-generational
impact of persecution, individual and collective memory and consciousness, and
questions of theory and methodology. We are also interested in comparative
papers that discuss the experience of victims of forced population transfers
during the war and in the immediate post-war years, including the
historiographical development from polemical and memoirist approaches to
empirical, analytical, and critical studies.

Specific conference themes anticipated are:

* DPs in post-war Europe
* Reception and resettlement
* Survivors in Eastern Europe
* Exiles and refugees in the reconstruction process
* Rescuers and liberators
* Child survivors
* Women survivors and gender issues
* Trials and justice
* Testimony and memory
* Film and photography
* Psychological approaches: trauma, amnesia, intergenerational transmission
* Educational issues
* Remembrance and memorials
* Museums and archives

The Advisory Board consists of: Dan Bar-On (Ben Gurion University of the Negev),
Wolfgang Benz (Technical University Berlin), Gerhard Botz (University of
Vienna), Helga Embacher (University of Salzburg), Evelyn Friedlander (Hidden
Legacy Foundation, London), Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union, New York), Wolfgang
Jacobmeyer (University of M�nster), Yosefa Loshitzky (University of East
London), Hanna Ulatowska (University of Texas at Dallas), Inge Weber-Newth
(London Metropolitan University).

Fees: No more than GBP135 for speakers. The fee includes admission to all panels
and evening events, lunches, coffees and teas. Further information and
registration details will be made available in 2008.

It is intended to publish the conference proceedings. The conference is being organised by:

Suzanne Bardgett, Imperial War Museum, London
David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London
Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck College London
Johannes-Dieter Steinert, University of Wolverhampton

*source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roma_Daily_News/message/7290


A debate, anyone? [12 Feb 2007|07:44pm]

[ mood | curious ]

A friend of mine pointed out to me about an LJ community out there called ask_the_nazi.
Basically, there are people posting all sorts of mundane or humerus questions there and get answered by 'a nazi' which are (so far, from what I've seen) three other LJ users.

The answers are obviously mocking nazi germany on many occasion by using the same flip-side stings so I'm not so sure there's any real 'danger', so to speak, from them.

However, some of the people who post questions are obviously of either the nazi enthusiast sort to the downright antisemitic. Others look as if they've not had a proper perspective of the nazi actions and results and are obviously not quite in full comprehension of the full price humanity payed for national socialism.

So, is this a good thing or a bad thing, the community itself? On one hand you see ridicule of nazi germany but on the other some people are taking it in the wrong direction. What do you think?


Send protest letters to Fairfax Community television - Fairfax, VA [22 Jan 2007|10:07am]

Last night Fairfax Community television (in Fairfax Virginia) aired a program called "One third of the holocaust" [9:00pm sunday Feb. 21.] The program talks about discrediting the Jewish Holocaust and tried to cast doubt on historical facts. Don't believe me?- check out its website: http://www.onethirdoftheholocaust.com/

Frankly I am surprised Fairfax community access would put something so controversial and offensive on the air. I understand the freedom of speech allows the author the right to film I would never have believed that Cox Cable would willingly broadcast such offensive material. I think that we deserve an apology the stations broadcast and for the rest to stop!

Write to fairfax public broadcast at:
askfpa@fcac.org, hutch@fcac.org, cpena@fcac.org, jplesko@fcac.org

Jews in Romania [01 Feb 2007|02:31pm]

[ mood | busy ]


Yesturday my grandmother from my father's side came over to dinner and I tried asking her about what had happened to her in the holocaust. At the time she was seven years old, with a little sister, and her parents. All survived the war and came to live here in Israel and she herself has no stories of any violent acts against her community.
All she remembers is that the gypsies in her town were taken to Auschwitz (other sources say they were taken to Transnistria), that her father was a tailor and worked for the germans as well (she mentioned that the factory, or the place were he worked, fixed torn uniforms coming from the eastern front) and that when "they" wanted to deport her family they ran to a forest nearby (with strangely the same name as the city park's name) and lived in the basement of one of the family friends' house in the forest. One moment she told me they lived there for four years and the next moment she told me it was for only two.

I tried googeling for Sibiu's jewish history but found a big gaping hole; Sibiu's been chosen to be Europ's Cultural Capital for 2007 and people have better things to think about than subjects the likes of the holocaust.

So, if anyone here as any information about Sibiu the city or the county during the war and the fate of the jews of that county it'd be a great help.


History Assignment... [25 Oct 2006|12:53pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Hello there. Name's Sushie, and I am a year 11 history student, studying Word War Two, the holocaust, and Nazi Germany. Things like that, really, and the surrounding issues. However, since this seems to be a very nice minded community, I thought I might as well join and come to ask you guys for help.

I have an assignment that requires me to interview about Germany from 1918-1945, as part of a thing focusing on the role of oral evidence in history. I have two questions to ask you guys, but you can answer more if you want, just as long as you provide me with the question you're answering, so it's not just some misplaced paragraph.

1: What do you know/remember about the topic “Germany 1918-1945?”

2: Why and/or how do you know about or remember this topic.

Your help, and answers, would be much appreciated.

Take care, and that's all from me, for now.

Yours, Sushie.


Working with diaries [07 Oct 2006|04:46pm]

Hi, I'm a senior history major currently working on a project studying one particular diary from the Holocaust. The diary is of someone who lived in a ghetto, but was never sent to a camp.

I have found many sources which analyze memoirs of the Holocaust, accounts written after the Holocaust's end, but few that analyze the work of diarists. Are there any sources you know of on working with diaries through a historical lens? (-Ones specifically about the Holocaust would be amazing, but more general ones would be of great benefit as well.)

Thanks for the help!

A question [10 Sep 2006|12:31pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]


I'm looking for information about a subcamp of Dachau called Kaufering (it was actually a batch of small camps scattered near Landsberg. I found very little information about how many people were imprisoned there, how and why they ended up there and not in any of the other Dachau satelite camps, etc. Also, if anyone knows which parts of the U.S army liberated these camps.

Thank you!


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