01 January 2004
Yad Vashem announced today the publication of the first book in a new series on anti-Semitism. Europe’s Crumbling Myths: The Post-Holocaust Origins of Today’s Anti-Semitism by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, is a joint publication of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Yad Vashem, and the World Jewish Congress.
Israeli Cabinet Minister Natan Sharansky was presented with a copy today at a ceremony at his office. As Minister for Diaspora Affairs, one of Sharansky’s duties is to lead Israel’s fight against anti-Semitism in the international arena. The book was presented by the author and representatives of the publishers: Dr. Dore Gold, President of the JCPA; Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate; and Dr. Laurence Weinbaum, Director of Research at the Institute of the World Jewish Congress.
Europe’s Crumbling Myths is the first in a new series of publications on post-Holocaust issues to be published jointly by Yad Vashem and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. It features a foreword by the late Emil L. Fackenheim and interviews with 15 leading scholars, including Yad Vashem’s Academic Advisor, Prof. Yehuda Bauer; Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, Prof. David Bankier; former Israeli Government Minister, Rabbi Michael Melchior; Canadian Minister of Justice, The Hon. Irwin Cotler; Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, Deborah E. Lipstadt; and Dr. Laurence Weinbaum.