Annual Report On Holocaust Denial

A leading Holocaust research institute, the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, will release its annual report on Holocaust-denial around the world this coming Friday (December 26, 2003).

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The year-end report, entitled "Holocaust Denial: A Global Survey - 2003", will discuss trends and developments in Holocaust denial in various countries during the past year. Included in the report is the involvement of a prominent U.S. Senator in a recent Holocaust deniers’ conference and the growing phenomenon of government-sponsored Holocaust denial in Arab countries. The complete text of the report will be posted on the Wyman Institute’s web site as of Friday morning.

The David S. Wyman Institute is based at Gratz College, near Philadelphia. The report’s co-authors are Holocaust scholars Dr. Alex Grobman (author of a recent book on Holocaust denial) and Dr. Rafael Medoff (director of the Wyman Institute).

In a related item, one of the last surviving synagogues in the Sumava region (west Bohemia) of the Czech Republic will be reconstructed as a museum of local Czech-Jewish history. Dozens of other Jewish religious sites and synagogues in the region were destroyed by the Nazis and their allies during World War II. $92,000 of the funds for the reconstruction of the 19th century Hartmanice synagogue building came from the Czech-German Fund for the Future. Spokespersons for the fund told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the project was selected because the region has a rich history of coexistence between Jews and Christians.