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Never Forget: Confronting Anti-Semitism and Surviving the Holocaust
January 28, 2021
January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This week we explore the roots of denial and the legacy of trauma.
Rachel Weise and Dr. Deborah Lipstadt pictured during filming.
Inconvenient Denial: 75 years after Auschwitz, anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories emerge January 28, 2021
Research from the Pew Center for Religion reveals how a majority of Americans cannot correctly identify the scale of the genocide or answer questions about how Adolf Hitler rose to power. These “inconvenient” details are evidence of a new form of Holocaust denial according to Emory University Professor and Holocaust Studies expert Deborah Lipstadt.  She traces how denial has re-emerged in tandem with a global rise in anti-Semitism. Lipstadt shares the features and characteristics of this rising phenomenon and offers suggestions on ways to confront the social and civic norms that allow stereotypes and conspiracy theories to thrive.

Deborah Lipstadt Ph.D., Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies Emory University and author — most recently — of Antisemitism: Here and Now.

Cover of Deborah Lipstadt's book, Antisemitism Herand Now

Antisemitism: Here and Now
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum-Tower of Faces-Public Domain Image by Wikimedia user DSDugan
Surviving Trauma: A closer look at the myths that persist January 28, 2021
From denial, we turn to the experiences of first and second-generation survivors.  Social service provider Jenni Frumer of Next Generations in West Palm Beach, Florida, describes popular misconceptions about survivors and their families.  Guests include Dr. David Kupfer, a trauma-informed psychologist, and Stephanie Shweiki, a mom of three, reflects on her experiences as a third-generation survivor.  Kupfer and Shweiki describe how the long shadow of the Holocaust influences their outlook and identity.

Jenni Frumer, Ph.D., LCSW, MSEd, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Next Generations; David L. Kupfer Ph.D., clinical psychologist; Stephanie Schweiki

Jenni Frumer courtesy Jenni Frumer and Assoc

Jenni Frumer

Courtesy Jenni Frumer & Assoc

Gertrude Zoberman Kupfer wearing a sweater with the letter E as she is trying to pass as a Catholic named Elizabeth-courtesy David Kupfer-

Gertrude Zoberman Kupfer, David's mother.
The letter "E" on her sweater is for Elizabeth - the name she used to pass as Catholic.

Courtesy David Kupfer

Henry Kupfer MD with his first wife Lara and their daughter Tamara-courtesy David Kupfer

Henry Kupfer, MD with his first wife Lara and their daughter Tamara.
Dr. Kupfer survived the Holocaust when he was involuntarily evacuated to the USSR.
He returned to Poland to find his entire family dead at the hands of the Nazis. 

Courtesy David Kupfer

Stephanie Schweiki courtesy Stephanie Schweike

Stephanie Schweiki

Courtesy Stephanie Schweiki

Music for this week's episode by MC Yogi, Blue Dot Sessions, and Kevin MacLeod/Incompitech
J. S. Bach's "Chaconne" Violin Partita No 2 in D minor BWV 1004 performed by Ben Goldstein