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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


For Survivors the Holocaust Is Personal: Why Comparisons Can Be Dangerous

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Fri, Jun 4, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

Have you noticed how often people call someone they disagree with a Nazi? Or compare controversial rules and laws to the Nazi persecution of Jews? For Holocaust survivors, these comparisons are not casual references. They evoke the most traumatic moments of their lives: friends who turned on them, a cherished sibling murdered, constant fear because of their identity.

The Holocaust is human history. From it we can learn how societies fail to protect their own and the dangers of unchecked antisemitism and hate. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to hear survivors describe their personal experiences in video testimony, and explore how careless comparisons can be both painful and dangerous.

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Lisa Leff, Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view their program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM's Facebook page.

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