Friday, March 13, 2009

Youngstown State University

The publication of my ad, "A Question for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum" has led to scheduling a round table discussion. The title of the ad is not mentioned.

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Holocaust ad is topic of History Club discussion

Youngstown State University’s History Club will host a roundtable discussion about advertisements that ran recently in The Jambar questioning the Holocaust at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Presidential Suites in Kilcawley Center.

The ad, sponsored by Bradley R. Smith, brought into question records of victims at Auschwitz and, by extension, the validity of the Holocaust itself. The ad ran twice in the YSU student newspaper, The Jambar, earlier this semester and evoked a large volume of letters to the editor.

Gary Davenport, president of the YSU History Club, said the roundtable event will offer students a forum to discuss the issues raised by the ad, including the is-sues of historical revisionism, provocative rhetoric, editorial prerogative, preju-dice, and apathy.

YSU faculty, staff and community members are also welcome to attend.

Students are invited to submit their questions regarding the ad before the event to gldavenport@my.ysu.edu. Shearle Furnish, dean of the YSU College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will moderate.

For more information, contact Davenport at gldavenport@my.ysu.edu

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If you live anywhere between Pittsburgh and Akron, you could pop in and send me a report.

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