by Dr. Rafael Medoff and Benyamin Korn SPECIAL TO TOGETHER

(Dr. Medoff is director, and Mr. Korn is assocciate director, of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which focuses on issues related to America’s response to the Holocaust – www.WymanInstitute.org)

The involvement of Mel Gibson in the production of a forthcoming television miniseries about the Holocaust has brought to the fore important questions, not only about denial of the Holocaust by the actor’s father, but about Gibson’s own troubling remarks regarding the Nazi genocide.

Gibson, whose film “The Passion of the Christ” caused so much controversy while attracting tens of millions of viewers last year, has now been tapped by ABC Television to produce a four-part series on the most sensitive of Jewish subjects. The memoirs of Dutch Holocaust survivor Flory Van Beek will be dramatized for television by Gibson’s company, Con Artists Productions, which expects to complete the project in 2006 or 2007.

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