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The Holocaust

The Middle East Conflict, Antisemitism and the Holocaust

In Their Own Words


Are the Palestinians Really Paying for the Holocaust?

Frequently it is asserted that the Palestinians and Arabs are paying for the Holocaust. This claim, however, has no foundation in the historical record. Certainly it is the Jews who paid for the Holocaust with the blood of some six million innocent victims - not the perpetrators, not the bystanders and not Arabs in Palestine or anywhere else. More...

Dr. Robert Rozett is director of the Yad Vashem Libraries, and author of "Approaching the Holocaust: Texts and Contexts" (Vallentine Mitchell, 2004).


If Everything is Genocide...

Language has power. The words we choose to use carry weight, and are meaningful. If we choose to label every event a Genocide or equate every event with the Holocaust, then we detract from the real meaning of those words and reduce their ability to represent true horror. More..

Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate


Some Thoughts on Radical Islam

“For the first time since World War II, Jews are, again, threatened by a genocide. We must remember: radical Islamic ideology is not just propaganda designed to attain political goals; they believe in what they say, and they fully intend to act on these beliefs, given the chance to do so.”  More..

Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Academic Advisor to Yad Vashem during a symposium held at Yad Vashem entitled: Holocaust Denial: Paving the Way to Genocide


Holocaust Denial Laws and Other Legislation Criminalizing Promotion of Nazism

“As a result of the enormous suffering inflicted upon the world by the Nazi regime, and especially Europe, a number of European countries have enacted laws criminalizing both the denial of the Holocaust and the promotion of Nazi ideology.More

Prof. Michael J. Bazyler
von Oppenheim Research Fellow International Institute for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem
Professor of Law, Whittier Law School, California, USA


Recognizing Radical Evil

The key lies in recognition and understanding the extent of the threat, and acting with courage, conviction and unswerving determination until that threat has been extinguished, once and for all.”  More..

When Denying History is Incitement to Violence

Holocaust denial is a form of antisemitism, and antisemitism in our time still frequently incites to violence against individual Jews and against Jews in general.”  More

Dr. Robert Rozett is Director of the Library at Yad Vashem


Remembrance and Beyond

“It is only natural that latter-day supporters of the Hitler regime and enemies of democracy should deny the Holocaust. What is extremely dangerous is the fact that those who support world terrorism, including even a president of a member state of the UN, in effect threaten another genocide of the Jews. You may say that it is just talk; but from past experience we should have learnt that when people say they want to commit mass murder, they really mean it.“ More..

Professor Yehuda Bauer, Academic Advisor to Yad Vashem and the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research delivered the "Remembrance and Beyond" keynote address at the United Nations on January 27, 2006.