After many years as professor of Yiddish and Judaic Studies at Vilnius University, Lithuania, and research director of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, Professor Dovid Katz felt he could not remain silent at the growing campaign in the Baltic region of what he calls “Holocaust Obfuscation”, the attempt to potentially write the Holocaust out of European history without necessarily denying a single death, but by rewriting twentieth century East European history as “two equal genocides” (Nazi and Soviet, or in its antisemitic versions, Soviet-Jewish).
  • Things escalated in the Lithuanian capital in recent years when prosecutors and police began harassing aged Holocaust survivors who survived by joining the anti-Nazi resistance with “war crimes investigations”.
  • The website, which is openly partisan, seeks, in Dovid Katz’s own words, to introduce a Second Opinion into the debate and in time to chronicle the history of the Holocaust on a search-by-location basis in the Baltic States. The site opposes the 2008 Prague Declaration and associated resolutions, and also has a page dedicated to antisemitism in Lithuania in recent years.
  • It also provides links to dozens of media items from recent times, including the explosive UK Tory EuroParliament alliance with various far-right parties in Eastern Europe.

    Welcome!  This site opposes. . .
    ►the campaign to defame Holocaust Survivors who resisted
    ►the movement to write the Holocaust out of European history
    ►the ‘Prague Declaration’ and the ‘Double Genocide’ industry
    ►the state tolerated morass of antisemitism, racism, bias
    ►efforts to stymie free debate

    The site supports. . .
    robust defense of the Holocaust Survivors defamed
    ►opposition to ‘Double Genocide’ & red-brown commissions
    ►bringing you media coverage (scroll down for most recent)
    ►citing the work of bold citizens who speak up proudly
    ►recording noble gestures of diplomats and organizations
    ►study of the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Holocaust
    research and education in the field of Litvak studies
    ►providing background to the history and current debates


    RECENT  COMMENT (more media here)

    ►Dovid Katz in the Jewish Week (30 Dec 2009)
    ►David Hirsh in Haaretz (25 Dec 2009)
    ►Efraim Zuroff in the Jerusalem Post (23 Dec 2009)
    ►Toby Axelrod on JTA (20 Dec 2009)
    ►Benny Weinthal in the Jerusalem Post (17 Dec 2009)
    ►Izi Leibler in the Jerusalem Post (16 Dec 2009)
    ►Dovid Katz and Clemens Heni in the AJ (4 Dec 2009)
    ►Dovid Katz in the Jewish Chronicle (30 Nov 2009)
    ►Tim Whewell in the Guardian (30 Nov 2009)
    ►Daiva Repečkaitė on Wonderland (14 Nov 2009)
    ►Mehdi Hasan in New Statesman (1 Nov 2009)
    ►Dovid Katz in the Irish Times (31 Oct 2009)
    ►John Mann MP (UK) in the Jewish Chronicle (29 Oct 2009)
    ►Daiva Repečkaitė on Wonderland (28 Oct 2009)
    ►Clemens Heni on WPK (26 Oct 2009)
    ►Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian (20 Oct 2009)
    ►Shimon Samuels at OSCE (5 Oct 2009)
    ►Paul Hockenos in Newsweek (2 Oct 2009)
    ►Efraim Zuroff in the Guardian  (28 Sept 2009)
    ►Seumas Milne in the Guardian (9 Sept 2009)
    ►Dovid Katz on Three Definitions (Sept 2009)

    ►Jonathan Steele in the Guardian (19 Aug 2009)

    ►Leonidas Donskis on (24 July 2009)

    Campaign by antizionists to have top Jewish surgeon struck off

    Professor Michael Baum

    This piece, by Leon Symons, is from the Jewish Chronicle

    One of Britain’s leading cancer surgeons has told a conference how his support for the Israel Medical Association sparked a campaign to have him struck off by the General Medical Council (GMC).

    Professor Michael Baum told a packed session at the annual Limmud conference at Warwick University that colleagues — including Jews — in the medical profession had turned on him after he challenged the accusation made by some that the Israel Medical Association (IMA) was complicit in the torture of Palestinian prisoners.

    His session was called “The academic boycott of Israel: are the Jews among the worst antisemites?”

    Professor Baum said he had first become involved “as an innocent” in June 2007 when the British Medical Journal invited him to write an article for an online poll arguing against an academic boycott of Israel. “You’re lucky if 2,000 get to vote on any issue. They had 23,000 votes online,” said Prof Baum, 72, who is emeritus professor of surgery and visiting professor of medical humanities at University College London.

    “There were also rapid online responses. The views I got were extremely hurtful and extremely abusive, not to mention the hate mail I got both electronically and by post. It was also the first time I had experienced antisemitism in my life.”

    Then Professor Baum encountered Dr Derek Summerfield, who led a lengthy campaign to unseat former IMA chair Dr Yoram Blachar after he was elected president of the World Medical Association in 2008.

    Dr Summerfield set up a meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine attended by Jews for Justice for Palestinians and Physicians for Human Rights Israel, which reiterated the accusations against the IMA, and against Dr Blachar personally.

    Professor Baum said the personal attacks culminated in a letter sent to everyone on the BMJ website — invoking the name of the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who carried out hideous experiments on Jews during the Holocaust — which accused him of covering for Israeli doctors.

    It also said he should be ashamed of himself and that the GMC should revoke his licence to practice medicine. “This was written by a Jew,” he said.

    “That’s when the campaign to get me struck off started — the worst ignominy any doctor can suffer. They collected signatures and tried to accuse me of complicity with IMA practices. Any attempt to defend myself provoked more anti-Israel and antisemitic rhetoric.”

    The surgeon went to the Community Security Trust for advice because he was worried about his and his family’s safety. He admitted to his audience that he broke down in tears during a private meeting with Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor.

    He and a colleague, Professor David Katz, decided to try to find out why Israelis were fighting Israelis and set up a meeting between the IMA and Physicians for Human Rights Israel. During the meeting in Israel in December 2008, Dr Blachar pleaded with PHRI to cease its attacks through both the BMJ and The Lancet, the other leading medical journal.

    The two Britons thought they had a deal that would have stopped the accusations against the IMA but only five days later, Professor Baum claimed, PHRI launched another attack.

    Both the BMJ and The Lancet ran special editions critical of Israel during what was called “Israel apartheid week” last February.

    Professor Baum said he had now taken himself out of the firing line and instead was helping both Palestinians and Israelis through a charitable trust set up in the name of his late brother David.

    This piece, by Leon Symons, is from the Jewish Chronicle

    More filth from Jenny Tonge.

    From the Jewish Chronicle.

    “The way Israel behaves is just not kosher. Jewish people should be totally ashamed of themselves that they are not doing more to stop them. It’s absolutely disgusting.” She claimed that the reason behind the weekend’s shootings in the West Bank was to “make provocations so Israel will have an excuse to go in again” and said that last month’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme on the “Israel lobby” may be the reason why Gordon Brown “isn’t doing something”.

    Previous articles on Jenny Tonge : Here and Here.

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