Dr. Rafael Medoff

Anti-Semitism in the '44 Election, and Today

Jewish government officials secretly manipulating the president? That accusation, heard recently in connection with the decision to go to war against Saddam Hussein, was also raised sixty years ago, in the heat of the 1944 presidential race., 10/19/2004, 9:47 PM

The Day the Americans Bombed Auschwitz

Much has been written and said in recent years about the failure of the Roosevelt administration to order the bombing of Auschwitz. What is not widely known is that sixty years ago this month, U.S. bombers did strike Auschwitz., 8/12/2004, 11:43 PM

Antisemitism in NYC Schools, Then and Now

Haller responded by announcing what the New York Times described (Feb. 13, 1944) as ?an unprecedented step? - a new policy whereby any student involved in antisemitic acts would not be permitted to graduate., 3/17/2004, 6:04 PM

Lobbying Against Genocide Then and Now

The holiday of Purim celebrates the successful effort by prominent Jews in the capital of ancient Persia to prevent genocide against the Jewish people. What is not well known is that a comparable lobbying effort took place in modern times -- in Washington, D.C., at the peak of the Holocaust., 3/5/2004, 11:40 AM

Bus Bomb Photos: A Lesson From the Holocaust

The decision by Israel to publicize graphic video footage of the aftermath of carnage from the most recent Arab terrorist bombing, which shows scenes of the charred remains of the bus and the bodies of some of the victims, is drawing criticism from some quarters., 2/8/2004, 10:25 PM

Hitler Analogies: Dumb and Dangerous

Should there be an annual award for ?dumb Nazi analogies?? , 1/8/2004, 7:34 PM

One Lie the Malaysian PM Didn?t Tell

The recent speech by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was filled with anti-Semitic lies about Jews controlling the world. But his address also contained one truthful and noteworthy remark: ?The Europeans killed six million Jews...? , 11/2/2003, 4:38 PM

Rosh Hashana in 1944

Every year, on the eve of Rosh Hashana, American presidents, candidates for office, and assorted other VIPs send the Jewish community their wishes for a happy new year. Under ordinary circumstances, such greetings are welcomed in the spirit of friendliness in which they are offered., 9/25/2003, 7:47 PM

Israeli Planes Over Auschwitz

The Israeli planes that flew over Auschwitz this week are a tragic reminder that Allied planes also flew over the notorious Nazi death camp ? but failed to bomb the gas chambers and crematoria where an estimated 1.5-million Jews were murdered., 9/4/2003, 10:11 PM

Harry Truman, Anti-Semite?

The National Archives has just released a newly-discovered diary kept by Truman, which includes an extremely harsh passage about Jews. , 7/15/2003, 10:22 PM

A Syrian Haven for War Criminals

The June 21 report in the<i> New York Times</i> that Saddam Hussein and his sons were sheltered in Syria after the recent war is not entirely surprising ? because Damascus likewise sheltered many Nazi war criminals after the Holocaust. , 6/24/2003, 7:19 PM

A New Form of Holocaust Denial

In a similar vein, Arab spokesmen routinely claim that the Palestinian Arabs played no role in the Holocaust. This assertion surfaced among the Israeli Arabs who recently visited Auschwitz. Author-journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, who took part in the visit, reported in the <i>New Republic</i> that as they entered the Auschwitz grounds, one of the Arab participants remarked, ?Arabs had nothing to do , 6/19/2003, 1:33 AM