Hijacking Memory: The Holocaust and the Siege of Gaza

Understanding Israel Palestine airs a conversation with three historians of the Holocaust discussing how since Oct. 7 the Holocaust has been invoked by Israeli leaders with accompanying calls for mass violence against Palestinians and a war in Gaza that has now killed close to 20,000 people.  The conversation convened by Jewish Currents magazine and the Diaspora Alliance took place Nov. 13, 2023. The historians are Omer Bartov, professor of Holocaust and genocide studies at Brown University and the author of Genocide, the Holocaust and Israel-Palestine; Raz Segal,  an associate professor of Holocaust and genocide studies at Stockton University and the endowed professor in the study of modern genocide; and Jelena Subotić, a professor of political science at Georgia State University and the author of Red Star, Yellow Star: Holocaust Remembrance After Communism. Moderator Linda Kinstler is the author of Come to this Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends and a contributing writer to Jewish Currents.

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