Saturday, 10/13/07

By RAY WADDLE

Thirty years ago, Vanderbilt started something new on a college campus — an annual Holocaust lecture series. It would try to grasp the systematic Jewish slaughter under Hitler, a stain on history that was already receding from memory in 1977.

Still, I thought the lectures idea would soon exhaust itself. The Holocaust seemed safely unassailable, an enormity unquestionable, unrepeatable. Surely shamefaced humanity had learned from it. Surely anti-Semitism was finally discredited.


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