Several prominent US Jewish academic and social organizations have planned a national colloquium to discuss remedies to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s failure to document the role Islamic groups played in the Holocaust.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2006 — Several prominent US Jewish academic and social organizations have planned a national colloquium to discuss remedies to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s failure to document the role Islamic groups played in the Holocaust. This meeting will also discuss the Museum’s silence in response to recent Holocaust denials and Anti-Semitic remarks attributed to Arab leaders. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is an organization heavily funded by the United States government.

“It is a documented fact that Arabs in the Islamic world had a great influence in the Holocaust. This is not opinion, it is not ‘anti-Arab sentiment,’ it is fact,â€? commented Shelomo Alfassa, executive director of the International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP). The ISFSP is joining with Holocaust Museum Watch (hmwatch.org), AMCHA—The Coalition for Jewish Concerns and other groups to cosponsor the colloquium. MORE.