Holocaust Survivors, Historians Reflect on History And 9/11 in Debut of ADL'S Dimensions Online
New York, N.Y., September 9, 2002 ... For many Holocaust survivors, the events of September 11th provided an unwanted reminder of their own past and the importance of fighting hatred, racism and fanaticism. Not only did the events conjure up memories and visual images for those who lived through Nazi tyranny, but in the kinds of feelings that emerged - fear, uncertainty, dread of the future and vulnerability also came alive in a terrible and painful way. Channeling those thoughts and feelings into words, 14 writers contributed to the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Dimensions, A Journal of Holocaust Studies, making its debut as Dimensions Online.
"While the September 11 terrorist attack on the United States and the Holocaust are clearly two separate, incomparable events, Holocaust survivors bring a different kind of baggage with them when they deal with a situation like 9/11," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "Using their own experiences as survivors as a basis for understanding how to comprehend a catastrophic event like September 11, also provides valuable lessons."
Dimensions Online is divided into four parts: Remembering September 11th: Lessons and Discussion Questions; Holocaust Survivors Reflect on September 11th: Lessons and Discussion Questions; Teaching the Holocaust in an Age of Terror: Lessons and Discussion Questions; and Remembering and Commemorating September 11th: Classroom Activities.
Contributors to Dimensions Online include staff of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and The Richard Stockton College's Holocaust Resource Center, Holocaust survivors and students from New York City and New Jersey.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.