Antisemitism is a complex concept that can be challenging to understand and pinpoint: with some tropes and stereotypes originating hundreds – or thousands – of years ago, antisemitic expressions may be so commonplace that they’re hard to identify. Created by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), recognized experts in fighting back against antisemitic bigotry, Antisemitism Uncovered provides an overview and history of antisemitic myths, and offers tools for how to rebut them with fact.
In this 2019 interview, Dr. Deborah Lipstadt discusses the precipitous rise in antisemitism within the United States and beyond over the past several years, describing how viewpoints from both the political right and the political left contribute to this dangerous shift.
After the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial was defaced in 2017, the broader community was faced with a question: how do we respond, and demonstrate that this act does not represent the people of Idaho? This article discusses the aftermath of the vandalism, and how Idahoans chose to support the memorial and condemn acts of racism and bigotry.
The Spiral of Injustice is a model created by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights to illustrate the devolution of humanity whether discussing the Holocaust, other genocides, or contemporary acts of injustice. The model suggests that the “stages” of injustice (language, avoidance, discrimination, violence and elimination) are in motion and employed as weapons targeting “the other.” In this collection of essays, readers will learn how to identify this stages, and to name and take action against injustice.
In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff discusses her experience of fleeing, hiding, and running as a small child from Nazi-occupied Slovakia and Hungary. Dr. Miriam is a child Holocaust survivor and Holocaust education expert. Dr. Miriam serves as the Director of Holocaust Studies at the University of Miami and the Education Specialist for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Sometimes called the oldest hatred, the roots of contemporary antisemitism stretch back millennia. Using excerpts from Dr. Deborah Lipstadt’s April 29th recorded conversation with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to structure their conversation. Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff and Eszter Kutas will share their thoughts, life experiences, and knowledge around antisemitism in the United States and in Europe. Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff is a Child Holocaust Survivor and Director of The University of Miami Holocaust Institute/Curriculum Specialist Miami Dade County Schools, and Eszter Kutas is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.
This video discusses how racists and extremists use racist and antisemitic tropes to advance their bigoted agendas during the coronavirus, and how viewers can take action to combat this repugnant trend. This webinar is part of the ADL’s Fighting Hate from Home series.
Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a former violent extremist. After leaving the hate movement he helped create
during his youth in the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life. He now leads the Free Radicals Project, a global extremism prevention and disengagement network, dedicated to helping others overcome their own hate.
In this 34-minute talk, Holocaust survivor Rebbetzin Twerski as she shares her courageous story of survival. Rebbetzin Twerski was born in Faltishen, Romania, during World War II.
What would lead a 14-year-old son of Italian immigrants to join the ranks of white supremacists? In this 20-minutes TED Talk, Christian Picciolini, a former Neo-Nazi, describes what he was looking for when he adopted these horrific viewpoints, what made him leave, and how each of us can play a role in ending hate.
Sam Gingold’s Story of Survival, presented by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Resource Education Center in Milwaukee, WI
As a young boy, Holocaust survivor Sam Gingold smuggled food and medicine to his family through the tunnels under the Warsaw ghetto, eventually escaping with his entire family underground and emigrating to Wisconsin. In the two links above, learn about Sam’s incredible tale of survival.
You can also watch Sam’s son, Jeffrey Gingold, tell his father’s story via HERC’s Facebook page.
Created by HERC’s 2019 Holocaust Writing and Art Contest Winner Yoeli Margolis, this commemorative video features members of the Milwaukee community as they collectively remember the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, show gratitude for those who survived, and recognize the 75th anniversary of liberation.
Anne Frank and downtown Boise, Idaho, may seem an unlikely pairing, but the legacy Anne left for human dignity strongly resonates in Idaho. This audio-visual tour takes viewers through each section of the memorial, weaving together this histories of Anne Frank, survivors of genocides throughout the world, and the Memorial.
“The Voices of Idaho” hosted by Dr. Dan Prinzing, Executive Director at the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise, ID, shares the lived experiences of injustice. This episode features Ilana Rubel and the lessons her family learned from the Holocaust.
“The Voices of Idaho” hosted by Dr. Dan Prinzing, Executive Director at the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise, ID, shares the lived experiences of injustice. This episode features Philip Thompson, director of the Idaho Black History Museum, on the stage of “avoidance” in the Spiral of Injustice.