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Nov 16, 2006 2:07 am


Scholars protest Chavez's comparison of Israel and Hitler



Press Release (David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies):

Fifty-three leading Holocaust scholars from around the world have sent a letter to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, denouncing his statements comparing Israel to the Nazis.

The signatories include two former senior officials of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Dr. Michael Berenbaum and Dr. Walter Reich; Journal of Genocide Research editor Henry Huttenbach; Genocide Watch president Gregory Stanton; Prof. David S. Wyman, author of the The Abandonment of the Jews; and numerous other prominent scholars, including Daniel Goldhagen, Richard Rubenstein, and Jacob Neusner.

The protest was organized by The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.


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