We all know the famous Edmund Burke quote “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Given the tearing down of statues in America, the challenge to learn history will become greater. In this environment we hear too many false Holocaust comparisons. Those who don’t know history will be unable to discern and question lies when they hear them.
Minimizing the Holocaust
The intersectional Holocaust references nearly always minimize its horrors. One disturbing example is a book acquired by Duke University Press through the efforts of one of their Editors, Sandra Korn, who also is active in the antisemitic terrorist support community. The book is called “The Moral Triangle” and it came out in May 2020. One premise is that German guilt for the Holocaust provides preferential treatment to Israelis living in Germany, and this harms “Palestinians” living there. The authors conducted multiple interviews. They essentially equate the experience of Jews during the Holocaust with that of Muslim Arabs when modern Israel was founded. In other words, they claim an equivalence between Jews who were rounded up, murdered outright, or starved, tortured, subjected to medical experiments, and worked to death—with Muslim Arabs, who in some cases experienced losing their homes. Those unfamiliar with the details of these events are unlikely to question the author’s claims.
Pattern of Antisemitism at Duke University Press
This book is another case of anti-Israel antisemitism from Duke University Press. A more extreme example took place in 2017 with the publication of a book by Jasbir Puar that claimed that Israelis deliberately maim Palestinians in order to control them and use them as cheap labor. When Duke faculty and students complained, Duke President Price blew off the concerns, responding “The volume in question and its quality should be judged as appropriate in the court of public opinion.”
In light of our struggle to stand for truth and history, we are greatly honored to share with you an important Holocaust story brought to you by NCCI members Bruce and Susan Newman. Susan’s father was a Holocaust survivor, and his experience shows that the Holocaust was much more than losing a home.