South Carolina Council on the Holocaust

“The work that the SC Council on the Holocaust does is so important for our students in South Carolina. Having a chance to discuss and reflect on the past gives students the tools to be better citizens for our future.”

--Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education




Contemporary Antisemitism: An Enduring Form of Prejudice and Hatred

The Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship is happy to announce the new date for the program by Dr. Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University. Dr. Lipstadt was sued for libel in 1996 by David Irving, a British ‘historian’ for having called him a Holocaust denier. After a 10 week trial in London in 2000, an overwhelming victory for Lipstadt was pronounced. The judge found Irving to be a “neo Nazi polemicist” who perverts history and engages in “racist” and “anti-Semitic” discourse. The 2016 movie “Denial” tells the story of this legal battle.

Dr. Lipstadt will be speaking at the MyCarolina Alumni Center on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7 pm. The topic “Contemporary Antisemitism: an Enduring Form of Prejudice and Hatred” is a timely discussion today after experiences such as Charlottesville, Virginia. The lecture is open to the public, but seating is limited.