March 13, 2006, - 11:25 am

The Holocaust & the Newspaper Biz

By Debbie Schlussel
I am proud to be one of the “80 prominent journalists” cited in today’s New York Times, who signed a petition asking the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) to acknowledge that its predecessor organization “was wrong to turn its back on Jewish refugee journalists fleeing Hitler” and in turning its back on full coverage of the Holocaust.
My maternal grandparents survived the Holocaust, but most of my family on both sides was murdered by the Nazis. If American journalists, so bent on the “public’s right to know,” were as concerned about telling the truth, then, as they now are about showing pictures of hooded men, perhaps members of my family and millions of others might have been saved. We will never know.
As today’s New York Times reports:

In 1939, Prof. Carl J. Friedrich, a non-Jewish German refugee and Harvard government professor, had sought to address the American Newspaper Publishers Association, the precursor of the newspaper association, for 10 minutes about the plight of Jewish journalists who were seeking safe haven from Nazi persecution. But the association turned him down.

The petition I signed was organized by Dr. Rafael Medoff of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. It cites research by Laurel Leff, an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University. Her research documents the extensive, deliberate failure among American journalism schools and newspapers to provide safe haven for those persecuted by the Nazis and to cover what was going on then. She will address the NAA at its April meeting.

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8 Responses

In fact, this “art” is completely nauseating. Somebody could let this guy know that he is doing the wrong thing.
David Crossland. Artist Turns Synagogue Into Gas Chamber: http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,405721,00.html

InplainviewMonitor on March 13, 2006 at 1:55 pm

List those family members killed.
This is the usual jewish lie.
Quit smearing my people, Dirty Debbie.
The plaque at Auschwitz says 1.5 million were killed (a gross exaggeration; the real numbers, as recorded by Red Cross, was well under 100,000, the vast majority of which died from disease), down from 4 million. No change has been made in the 6 million figure. The vast majority of these six million are like Debbie’s family members: imaginary.
Quit lying, Dirty Debbie. You jews can’t survive the Internet!
NORMALLY, I WOULD DELETE THIS VILE, FALSE COMMENT, BUT I’M KEEPING IT UP FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ANTI-SEMITISM IS ALIVE AND WELL. AND VERY STRONG. MY FAMILY MEMBERS WERE NOT ALL MURDERED AT AUSCHWITZ. THERE WERE PLENTY OF OTHER CAMPS, AND MANY WERE MURDERED AT THEIR HOMES, BUSINESSES, AND ON THE STREETS, TOO. BERGEN BELSEN, MATHAUSEN, GROSS ROSEN, DORA, TREBLINKA, ETC. FAMILY OF MINE WERE INTERNED AND MURDERED AT THESE. MY FATHER’S GRANDPARENTS, MY MOTHER’S GRANDPARENTS, MY COUSINS, GREAT-AUNTS, AND UNCLES, ALL MURDERED BY THE NAZIS. I DON’T NEED TO MAKE IT UP.
UNFORTUNATELY, AS THIS “PERSON”–A NEO-NAZI WHO IS PART OF A WELL-KNOWN NEO-NAZI WEBSITE–DEMONSTRATES, NAZISM IS ALIVE AND WELL. AND FOR THE RECORD, 11 MILLION WERE MURDERED BY THE NAZIS. SIX MILLION JEWS AND 5 MILLION OTHERS.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Alex Linder on March 13, 2006 at 3:47 pm

TO Alex LInder;I’d love to meet and teach you.Just Name it alex.

danny on March 13, 2006 at 6:07 pm

Looks like you’re auditioning for that unfair and imbalanced “news” network.
IF you’re going to single out the NY Times, you should also trot out some of Amerikkka’s finest— http://www.tenc.net/articles/randy/swas1.htm
While i’m sure MOST of your readers cannot spell Dostoevsky much less READ him…but let’s not forget the unwritten commandment HE revealed—Love they neighbour but HATE the Jews—a constant in the annals of history.

EminemsRevenge on March 14, 2006 at 10:21 am

I’m just curious about the point of the whole petition in the first place. Are the racist journalists at the NAA that turned down Prof. Friedrich in 1939 still working there (or even alive)? Do the 80 journalists that signed the petition feel the NAA is still racist? Maybe these 80 journalists feel they are or were personally racist and they need to atone?

keitht on March 14, 2006 at 11:02 am

madman said, “Trust me, if all jewish people were like you, I perhaps would be a proud jew-hating pro-holocaust holocaust Nazi.”
Yeeck, I am a little wary of how I feel about this column by Debbie, but isn’t that extreme? Even if I disagreed with Debbie 100% I wouldn’t ever say or think anything like that. I think Eminem’s Revenge is usually a bonehead, but I am not going to join the KKK because I think he’s completely wrong 99% of the time.
“madman”, you need to get the log out of your own eye before trying to get the splinter out of Debbie’s.

Jeff_W on March 14, 2006 at 11:40 am

Alex Linder and his followers who have made comments supporting his views are all a bunch of illiterate pussies.At least Holocaust denier David Irving made similar insipid comments where there are penalties for making them;so hopefully you muhfuh’s can join him while he makes license plates or better-please go on a permanent hunger strike.

jaywilton on March 14, 2006 at 12:13 pm

Only after posting did I learn it’s a bunch of Nazis posting. Heh, I thought I was replying to a normal person, not a nut.

Jeff_W on March 14, 2006 at 4:32 pm

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