Northeastern University Attacks Holocaust Survivors
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:38 AM
By Stella Paul
April 22, 2012
"Why would anyone want to give money to Northeastern University?" asks Holocaust survivor Helga Lustig. That's a question that many donors and parents may be asking, after watching a chilling new video that documents Northeastern's institutional anti-Semitism and its vicious attacks on survivors of Nazi genocide.
Located in Boston, Northeastern is one of the country's largest private universities, and was recently ranked by Forbes as America's fourth-most entrepreneurial academy. Well, it's certainly entrepreneurial at taking money from well-meaning Jewish donors and then smugly using their funds to defame the Jewish people.
In December 2010, Steven Stotsky wrote an article in Boston's Jewish newspaper criticizing the misuse of funds donated by his father. A World War II veteran, Dr. Bernard Stotsky had endowed a chair at Northeastern to study the Holocaust, because he was concerned that the genocide of the Jewish people would be trivialized or forgotten.
What drove Steven Stotsky to go public was his shock at Northeastern's official programming for Holocaust Awareness Week, an annual series of events advertised as "bearing witness" to the Jewish genocide.
With exquisite sadism, the Holocaust Awareness Committee, which plans the events, had invited self-loathing, Euro-financed Israel filmmaker Yoav Shamir to showcase Defamation, a cinematic rant that accuses Holocaust survivors of exploiting their experiences for financial gain and condemns Israel for committing Nazi-like crimes.
Defamation stars the notorious Norman Finkelstein, a hatchet-faced "scholar" with the academic integrity of Charles Manson. Finkelstein wrote The Holocaust Industry, which posits that "Jewish elites" use the Holocaust as a cynical ploy to extort money, and once called Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel "the resident clown of the Holocaust circus."
In the film, Yoav Shamir praises Finkelstein as reminiscent of "biblical prophets" who are condemned for "saying things nobody wanted to hear." Well, sign me up as somebody who doesn't want to hear the rancid lies about Israel that Finkelstein hurls in the film, such as his cockamamie calumny that Israel exploits the Holocaust as an excuse to torture Palestinians.
Israel Arbeiter, an Auschwitz survivor who serves as president of the American Association of Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston, says, "It is outrageous to me as a Holocaust survivor what is happening in Northeastern. They are using the Holocaust and turning it into a political action, turning against Israel. And that is very painful to me."
I suspect that the hardcore leftist operatives who control Northeastern's Holocaust Awareness Committee aren't terribly concerned about inflicting pain on Auschwitz survivors like Israel Arbeiter. But they do worry about blowback against their cozy fiefdom, where they enjoy such delicious freedom to poison young minds.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:19 AM
edit to add, I don't know why the above youtube video didn't embed, but watch it. The title is: Hijacking Holocaust Remembrance at Northeastern University
Oh, and I stand with Israel.
This post has been edited by wag-a-muffin: 22 April 2012 - 10:20 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:19 PM
I have read that book (in fact I might be the only RN'er who has). And it is a far more complex and better book than the sickening self-loathing hatchet job proported here.
In the book, Finkelstein dosent attack the Holocaust, what he does is highlight those who use it as a distasteful political tool in US-Israeli-Jewish relationships. He also exposes fraudulent Holocaust survivors who have written books and made money from it.