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Anti-Semitism and Stolen Jewish Gravestones in Poland

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In this episode of Your Second Opinion, Elizabeth Gelman joins the Haym Salomon Center podcast host Mike Siegel to discuss anti-Semitism around the world and decades of repurposing of stolen Jewish gravestones in Poland. Ms. Gelman is executive director of the Florida Holocaust Museum, dedicated to teaching the members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.

This episode seeks to bring awareness about the different ways that anti-Semitism shows its ugly head across the world and why it is so important to learn from the mistakes of previous generations. After listening to this episode, you will have a greater understanding of the importance of teaching younger generations the truth about society’s past flaws and different ways to go about doing that.

In this episode, topics discussed include:

  • The importance of exposing students to the realities of the Holocaust so the past does not repeat itself in the future
  • The rise of anti-Semitism across the world today and how it looks different in different parts of the world
  • The need for different countries to really examine their role in the Holocaust and be honest in how they represent their history
  • The re-appropriation of Jewish gravestones in Poland for multiple uses and why it happened in the first place
  • The American public’s reaction to the Florida Holocaust Museum’s exhibition of Łukasz Baksik’s photographs of the repurposed Jewish gravestones in Poland
  • The correlation between hatred of the Jews and hatred of other people groups around the world

Biography:

elizabeth gelmanElizabeth Gelman is the executive director of the Florida Holocaust Museum. The FHM honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching the members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.

 

 

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