This is remarkable: yesterday morning, more than 140 renowned professors w/ a focus on Holocaust and genocide studies published an open letter in agreeing with Congresswoman calling detention centers "concentration camps". It's now at 375:
The Holocaust is history that we need: not to make us feel good about the present, but to protect the future. #NeverAgainMeansNeverAgain An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Detainment centers = internment camps = concentration camps. I say this as a Jewish person, as someone who understands Jewish history, as someone who has visited Dachau. The first deaths in the camps were "accidental." #NeverAgainIsNow
This morning the NYRB published a letter from scholars regarding 's objection to analogizing the Holocaust. You can read it here
This resonates with me greatly | An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum via
I'm also collecting the opinions of literally hundreds of other historians who agree with me on this, but sure, you can pretend like what I'm saying is some kind of outlier from my profession.
Proud to be a signatory. This is a hugely powerful statement. The list of signatories contains a literal "Who's who?" of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. While there are certainly scholars who disagree, this statement makes the analogy a widely-held view.
Scholars on the Holocaust Museum’s rejection of analogies “The very core of Holocaust education is to alert the public to dangerous developments that facilitate human rights violations ...pointing to similarities across time & space is essential...”
An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum via
The unequivocally rejecting analogies with the Holocaust is bizarre and contrary to the stated mission of the museum. I mean, isn't that the point? Im glad historians are pushing back.
Pleased to see philosophers joining historians in this vital pushback to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's terrible press release
Please consider signing this letter responding to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's deeply problematic press release #NeverAgainMeansNeverAgain
An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum via
No, Elie Wiesel got it right. “Only Auschwitz was Auschwitz. When you make a comparison to the Holocaust it works both ways, and soon people will say what happened in Auschwitz was ‘only what happened in Bosnia.’”
An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum | by Omer Bartov | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum via
“Never Again” requires us to look to other instances of violence in relation the Holocaust and identify similar patterns, mechanisms, practices, and trajectories so we can halt them in the present. Please read our letter, linked again below, & share
Yeah, so one wonders why they exist. Anyway, some petitions can be effective. The last one I was involved in was