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Circle Series: Godwin's law: where the conversation begins?

  • Congregation Emanu-El, 4th Floor (Leventritt room) 1 East 65th Street New York, NY, 10065 United States (map)

Today’s political discourse has seen a rise in references to the Holocaust.

"Godwin's Law" asserts that as an online discussion progresses, the greater the chance of a comparison involving Hitler, the Nazis or the Holocaust.  From Trump, to refugees, to hate crimes, Godwin’s Law is applied with increasing frequency.  Nazi or Holocaust references aren't just relegated to online discussions, but have become talking points made by pundits and politicians.

  • Is this an affirmation of Holocaust memory or an abuse of it?  
  • Where is the line to be drawn and by whom?
  • As guardians of our family's history and legacy how can we ensure Holocaust memory is not abused?

Join Alexis Fishman and Dan Brooks as we discuss this important topic