The Paradox of Holocaust Journalism: Stories Published But Not Noticed: KHRCA

Start Date: May 19 2013 - 01:00 PM

End Date: May 19 2013 - 03:00 PM

Category: Community

Location: Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives


Research has revealed that thousands of articles appeared between 1933 and 1945 in American and foreign newspapers detailing shocking reports of the abuse, exploitation and mass murder of Europe’s Jews under Nazi German rule. The apparent effective failure of the press to bring the Jewish catastrophe to public awareness contributed to the failure of governments, organizations, churches and individuals to take action on behalf of the endangered Jews.

What went wrong? How could it not have been noticed? Who was responsible?

Robert Moses Shapiro is Professor of East European Jewish Studies, Holocaust Studies and Yiddish Language and Literature in the Judaic Studies Department at Brooklyn College. Educated at Johns Hopkins and Columbia University, he has also held fellowships at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Oxford University Yiddish Program in England. 

He has published several books and numerous articles, including Holocaust Chronicles (Yeshiva University Press in association with KTAV Publishing, 1999), Why Didn’t the Press Shout: American : American and International Journalism During the Holocaust (Yeshiva University inassociation with KTAV Publishing, 2003), and translations from Yiddish and Polish of Isaiah Trunk’s classic Yiddish Lodz Ghetto: A History (Indiana University Press in Association with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2006 and The Warsaw Ghetto Oyneg Shabes – Ringelblum Archive: Catalog and Guide (Indiana University Press in association withthe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Jewish Historical Institutein Warsaw, Poland, 2009).


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