May

10 2017

Holocaust Denial and Distortion: The Growing Threat to Historical Memory

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

The Holocaust Child Survivors of CT invites you to a very special lecture event..

Mark Weitzman, the Director of Government Affairs of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Chief Representative to the UN will be speaking at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road in Westport, at 2 PM on Wednesday, May 10.  The title of his speech:

Holocaust Denial and Distortion:  The Growing Threat to Historical Memory

We are very fortunate to have such a distinguished, knowledgeable presenter.  He is outstanding! Don’t miss this terrific occasion. Email Agenes Vertes  amvertes@gmail.com if they would like to  attend . 

Below is a short bio of Mark Weitzman.

Mark Weitzman is Director of Government Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) and the Chief Representative of the SWC to the United Nations in New York. Mr. Weitzman is a member of the official US delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Authority (IHRA) where he chairs the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial. He spearheaded IHRA’s recent adoption of the “Working Definition of Antisemitism” which is the first definition of antisemitism with any formal status and was the lead author of the “Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion” which has also been adopted by the 31 member countries of the IHRA. He co-chairs the Working Group on International Affairs of the Global Forum on Antisemitism and is a participant in the program on Religion and Foreign Policy of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a board member and former Vice-President of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and was member of the advisory board of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy at Yale University as well as a longtime member of the official Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Group of New York.

His books include Antisemitism, the Generic Hatred: Essays in Memory of Simon Wiesenthal, which won the 2007 National Jewish Book Award for Best Anthology and Dismantling the Big Lie: the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. His Jews and Judaism in the Political Theology of Radical Catholic Traditionalists was published last year by The Vidal Sassoon Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Other publications include the chapters Magical Logic: Globalization, Conspiracy Theory and the Shoah, which appeared in the 2012 volume Holocaust Denial: the Politics of Perfidy, edited by Robert Wistrich and Antisemitism and Terrorism on the Electronic Highway which appeared in the book