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2014/05/09: Lecture by Mohammed Dajani, 2014 Yom Hashoah Scholar-in-Residence: Refusing to be a Bystander

Language: English

May 9, 2014:  Earlier this year, Dajani made headlines when Palestinian and Israeli media reported on the trip to Poland he took with thirty Palestinian students, in which he brought the students to Auschwitz and other concentration camps to learn about the Holocaust. Palestinian media attacked him, accusing him of attempting to brainwash his students or turn them into Zionists, and he was fired by his union.

Dajani titled his talk at USC “Refusing to be a Bystander,” and, indeed, his message throughout was simple: he teaches his students about the Holocaust because it is the right thing to do -- and when there is a right thing to do, one must do it.

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