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    Interviews

    HDOT is pleased to announce a series of interviews and lectures on a variety of topics related to the Holocaust, Holocaust denial and combatting online hate speech. These were available as audio files via Apple’s iTunes. Complete introductions and transcriptions are available below.

    HDOT thanks the Taube Family Foundation for their instrumental contribution to the project.

    Steven Smith of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute

    Stephen D. Smith is Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. This archive contains nearly 52,000 testimonies of Holocaust survivors and liberators recorded in 56 countries and 32 languages. Stephen founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England and co-founded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against…

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    Matthew Johnson of the Media Awareness Network on Media and Digital Literacy in the 21st Century

    Matthew Johnson is Media Education Specialist with Media Awareness Network, a Canadian non-profit that has been pioneering the development of media and digital literacy programs. You can find them on the web at www.media-awareness.ca. As education specialist, Matthew creates resources for educators, parents and community groups. He is the designer of Passport to the Internet,…

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    Mark Potok on the Rise of Hate, the Radical Right, Violence and Extremism

    Mark Potok is the editor of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s investigative journal, The Intelligence Report and its Hatewatch blog. Both publish researched and nuanced resources that monitor hate and extremist groups. Potok has also testified before the U.S. Senate and the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights. Before joining the Southern Poverty Law…

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    Harry Mazal on the Holocaust History Project

    Harry Mazal is the founder and director of The Holocaust History Project, a collaborative educational website that provides technically accurate and vetted responses to Holocaust denier claims and user questions. He has been actively combating online Holocaust denial since before the birth of the modern Internet. The Holocaust History Project website is available at www.holocaust-history.org.…

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    Father John Pawlikowski on the Role of the Catholic Church in Holocaust Remembrance

    Father John Pawlikowski is a Professor of Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union. Dr. Pawlikowski’s extensive study of the Nazi Holocaust has enabled him to appreciate the ethical challenges facing the human community as it struggles with power and responsibility. His scholarly interests include the theological and ethical…

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    Dr. Michael Shermer on Why There Are Holocaust Deniers

    Dr. Michael Shermer is, among other things, the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Shermer’s most recent book is The Mind of the Market, on evolutionary economics. He is also the author of…

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    Dr. Kenneth Waltzer on Holocaust History and the “Angel at the Fence” Affair

    Dr. Ken Waltzer is the Madison Professor and director of Michigan State University’s Jewish Studies program. He was a key member of a team of that disproved a Holocaust memoir, Angel at the Fence set for publication in February, 2009. Waltzer began raising questions to the agent and publisher in November, suggesting that the story…

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    Dr. Deborah Lipstadt on the Ethical Challenge Posed by Holocaust Denial

    Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies. Her 1993 book Denying The Holocaust: The Growing Assault On Truth And Memory was the first full-length study of those who deny the Holocaust. Her characterization of British author David Irving as a…

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    Dr. Deborah Lipstadt Interviews Dr. Saul Friedlander

    Dr. Saul Friedlander, Professor of History at UCLA, is an internationally renowned scholar of the Holocaust. He just completed second volume of his examination of Nazi Germany and the Jews. The book, The Years of Extermination, 1939-1945, which won the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for Non-fiction as well as the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for General…

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    Christopher Wolf on Cyber Hate and Digital Citizenship

    Christopher Wolf is widely recognized as one of the leading American practitioners of privacy and data security law. He is a partner at the Washington D.C. law firm Hogan & Hartson.
    Wolf also has extensive experience combating online hate speech and Holocaust denial. He chaired the Washington board of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and is a national ADL leader, serving on their Internet task force. He is also chairman emeritus of the International Network Against Cyber-Hate, an NGO that coordinates national efforts to fights online hate speech. Wolf has represented the ADL and INACH at conferences in London, Paris, Warsaw, Stockholm, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Herzliya [Hertzeliyah].
    He is interviewed by Dan Leshem.

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