Friday, November 22, 2013

Anti-Semitism and Social Media

On the Shabbat service held on November 8th, Congregation Adas Emuno featured a special program commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, which is generally considered the first major event of the Holocaust. What follows is a response to the program from congregant Ludwik Kowalski:

Two things impressed me during this evening's (11/8/2013) Shabbat service. One was Holocaust survivor Kurt Roberg's presentation commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. 

Another was Rabbi Schwartz's reference to a new Jewish Publication Society publication entitled Hatemail. The book presents picture postcards—yesterday's social media—which were widely used to promote anti-Semitism.

The link below will show you how today's social media are being used for the same purpose: 

Three Poisonous Documents

You will see translations of three highly anti-Semitic documents found on Polish websites. I hope they will be used by some sociologists and students.

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