Tag: Holocaust

Holocaust Experts Offer Mark Zuckerberg Help in Dealing with Denial on Facebook

(JTA) — Holocaust experts want to meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the social network’s unwillingness to automatically remove anti-Semitic and Holocaust denial material.

The heads of organizations and experts involved in Holocaust and genocide education offered to meet with Zuckerberg and help raise Holocaust awareness within the Facebook community.

In late July, Zuckerberg said in an interview published online that he would not automatically remove Holocaust-denying posts from the social network he founded.

“Facebook must not allow complete and utter falsehoods about the Holocaust, and about the Jewish people, to go systematically unchecked,” the…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister Responds to His Holocaust Comments

Randi Zuckerberg speaks at the closing plenary of the annual Jewish Funders Network conference in La Jolla, Calif., April 5, 2016. (JTA file photo)

(JTA) — Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, weighed in on his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers on the social media platform.

In a statement provided to CNN, Randi Zuckerberg, who previously served as director of marketing for Facebook and is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media,…

Holocaust-denying Congressional Candidate Says anti-Semitic Robocalls Not Authorized by His Campaign

(JTA) — A congressional candidate from California whose campaign website features anti-Semitic posts said he did not authorize a robocall on behalf of his campaign about the Jewish takeover of America.

John Fitzgerald, a Republican who is running in a Bay Area district without the support of his party, has posted pieces on his website in recent weeks including “Why Are Powerful Jews Pushing Mass-Immigration And Forced-Multiculturalism Throughout The U.S. And Europe?” as well as others that support Holocaust denial and claim that Jews played a prominent role in the slave trade.

The call, paid for by TheRoadtoPower.com, a…

In 1934, an American Professor Urged That Jews Be Civil — To the Nazis

On June 14, 1934, JTA’s Jewish Daily Bulletin reported on a speech by Henry Cadbury, a Bryn Mawr College professor who suggested that Jewish critics were “only increasing the severity” of Hitler’s policies. (American Friends Service Committee archives, JTA archives. Montage by Charles Dunst)

(JTA) — At the annual convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in June 1934, the assembled religious leaders were confronted with questions that especially resonate…

Holocaust Comparisons Are Muddying the Immigration Debate

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaking in Scranton, Pennsylvania, June 15, 2018. (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Let me start by stating what should be obvious: Holocaust comparisons are lazy and more often than not hysterical. They diminish Nazism and genocide by making them synonyms for “very bad things.” You may regard the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance stance at the border, and its policy of separating parents and children, as inhumane and…