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“Litvak Days in London”: Another Deeply One-Sided PR Stunt Masquerading as a Fair & Balanced Dialogue?
UCL revives offensive-to-survivors role of serving as embassy’s PR unit (“no second opinions allowed at this conference”). In 2011 it provided the “academic cover” for insinuating Baltic Holocaust revisionism into UK mainstream. In 2012, it would not grant a Holocaust survivor five minutes to express another view. Now he’s gone.
The problem is not that bad people have been booked to participate. They are all excellent people! The problem is that yet again this London event, with apparently unprincipled academic cover from UCL, is meticulously presenting one side of the argument, with an absolute ban on any who would bring a second opinion to the table.
Most disappointing: Not one representative from the democratically elected Vilnius Jewish Community. What are they afraid of?
“Lithuanians and Litvaks alike deserve better”
“UCL’s beloved Professors Chimen Abramsky and Raphael Loewe are turning over in their graves at the moral sale of their beloved Jewish Studies department for legitimizing an East European led revision of Holocaust history (that includes glorification of local Holocaust perpetrators) coupled with cover for the ongoing desecration of Lithuania’s Old Vilna Jewish Cemetery for a commercial convention center. But the history will be recorded — exactly as they would have wished.”