Letter published in the Ithaca Journal – part of the USA Today Network
Published . Oct. 25, 2017, By Steve Ludsin
The anti-Semitic posters sighted and removed on Cornell campus were very disturbing. The fact that Cornell University’s campus awoke Monday morning to find anti-Semitic posters posted across campus, instructing students and passersby to “Say no to Jewish lies!” and “Join the white gang,” is chilling.
I am a Cornell graduate and a child of a Holocaust survivor. I received the email from Hillel and immediately reached out to the Rabbi. He was very reassuring but the need to react is not a job for one person. Elie Wiesel reminded us not to be silent. I remember the tumultuous times at Cornell during the late 60s, but I never encountered anti-Semitism. The cowards who posted these fliers remain anonymous and they defeat their own purpose. Anyone who remembers the evil of the Holocaust will understand where this ugly expression leads. The anniversary of Kristallnacht approaches. The Nazis smashed Jewish stores and burned synagogues and people were killed. The memory of six million innocent Jewish victims requires a swift reaction. Count me in.
STEVEN A. LUDSIN
EAST HAMPTON, NY
Count me in too! David Posnett, MD, Cornell Emeritus Faculty & child of German Jewish survivors. Would our ‘trumpkin’ right wing Jewish congressman care to comment?
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