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Dovid Katz, Brooklyn-born and Vilnius-based, is a Yiddish linguist and author (website: www.DovidKatz.net), who has in recent years been leading an international effort against the East European movement to obfuscate (without denying) the Holocaust. He is founder and editor of www.DefendingHistory.com. He has been an occasional contributor to the Yiddish edition of the Algemeiner Journal for close to two decades. He led Yiddish Studies at Oxford University for 18 years and at Vilnius University for 12 years.

ARTICLES BY: Dovid Katz


August 28, 2017 3:18 pm
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New NATO Film Unwittingly Glorifies Holocaust Collaborators

NATO must stand for Western values. Vladimir Putin’s shameful “Zapad 17” military exercise, in regions bordering the eastern democratic lands of NATO and the EU -- including the three...

December 16, 2014 8:36 am
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Just About Yiddish? The Real Story Behind This Week’s Yivo Banquet in New York

It is never pleasant to interrupt festivities, least of all in the festive season. But when these are themselves instruments of warped foreign policy, it...

February 25, 2013 3:21 am
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Purim in Lithuania? A Season for State-Approved Neo-Nazi City-Center Marches

Since the Holocaust, Purim and the Book of Esther cannot be taken only in the light-hearted spirit of the merriest of holidays. Words presaging the scourges...

December 13, 2012 4:28 pm
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You Cannot Adulate Hitler’s Forces and be Committed to Human Rights and Pluralism

The legacy of World War II has long inspired — and may it in perpetuity inspire — an uncomplicated core consensus between the mainstream parties...

July 18, 2012 2:42 pm
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Respectable Memoir, Some Shrewd Manipulation by an East European Government “• or Both?

Review of We Are Here. Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust. By Ellen Cassedy. University of Nebraska Press, 273 pp. Paperback $19.95. What do you do...

May 21, 2012 1:36 pm
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An Open Letter to Yale History Professor Timothy Snyder

Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University, the author of the famous (and controversial) book "Bloodlands" was brought to Lithuania last week for a...

February 3, 2012 2:14 pm
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The Seventy Years Declaration and the Simple Truth

Seventy is the biblical lifespan for latterday humans. And "• the number of years since Hitler's Wannsee Conference "made official" the Final Solution for European...

November 25, 2011 8:14 am
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Hannah Rosenthal Does It Again

A year has gone by since President Obama's special envoy and head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism was taken to task by...

November 3, 2011 4:26 pm
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UNESCO Vote Reveals Lithuanian Duplicity

Yes, the Foreign Ministry saved some face from the "loyalty" of some East European EU/NATO states in Monday's lopsided UNESCO vote on full Palestinian...

December 22, 2010 10:22 pm
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Why is the US silent on ‘double genocide’?

Some years ago, the then American ambassador here in Vilnius, Lithuania, said to me with a brotherly wink over lunch: "Looks to me, Dovid, that...

Culture

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Films Video Onstage During Israel Concert

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter filmed a video onstage during his band's live concert...

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Zionism Meets Feminism: Talking Shop Over a Glass of Chardonnay

JNS.org - In a quintessential “only in Israel” moment, nearly 60 women (and a few dozen men) gathered on a breezy...

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

World

Students, Activists Disrupt Talk by Israeli Ambassador at Syracuse Universi...

Some 20 protesters disrupted a speech by an Israeli ambassador at Syracuse University in New York on Tuesday, raising concerns...

Israel

Top Hamas Official Warns: Gaza Border Protests Will Continue After May 15

A top Hamas official warned on Wednesday that the ongoing Gaza border demonstrations -- expected to reach their peak on May 15, known as "Nakba Day" by the Palestinians --...

Middle East

In Power for 15 Years, Iraq’s Shi’ites Split Ahead of Crucial V...

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their...

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