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Book Reveals: New York Times Buried Holocaust News
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Posted on 03/17/2005 10:58:10 PM PST by deepFR

The New York Times consistently buried Holocaust news in its back pages and downplayed the victims' Jewish identity. So states the first scholarly study of how the Times covered the Nazi genocide. Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper," by Prof. Laurel Leff, has just been published by Cambridge University Press.

Among the book's key findings, according to The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, are the following:

* Holocaust news was consistently relegated to the Times' back pages. Of the 1,186 articles that the Times published during 1939-1945 about Europe's Jews, only 26 (about two percent) of them appeared on the front page, and even those articles "obscured the fact that most of the victims were Jews."

* New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, an assimilated Jew of German descent, feared that the newspaper would be engaging in special pleading and thus deliberately downplayed news of the Holocaust and the Jewish identity of the victims.

* The Times only rarely published editorials about the annihilation of Europe's Jews, and only once ran a lead editorial about the Nazi genocide.

* Because of its importance, the Times helped set the tone for the rest of the media's coverage of Holocaust news; the Times "might have been able to help bring the facts about the extermination of the Jews to public consciousness ... [instead,] the Times helped drown out the last cry from the abyss."

* When the Nazi death camps were liberated, the Times' coverage downplayed the fact that the victims and survivors were overwhelmingly Jews.

Author Prof. Leff, a former reporter and editor who teaches journalism at Northeastern University, is a leading member of the Academic Council of The Wyman Institute. The Wyman Institute is organizing Prof. Leff's speaking appearances around the United States.

Stuart Eizenstat, formerly the U.S. ambassador for Holocaust-era issues, called the book "engrossing and important," adding, "One can only wonder in great sorrow how many lives might have been saved if the nation's and the world's conscience had been touched by full and complete coverage by the Times of what remains the greatest crime of world history."

Marvin Kalb, elder statesman of American journalism, said that Buried by The Times "stands tall in scholarship, style and importance ... it is an exceptional study of one of the darkest failures of the New York Times..."

Prof. David S. Wyman, author of The Abandonment of the Jews, praised Buried by the Times as "the best book yet about American media coverage of the Holocaust, and an extremely important contribution to our understanding of America's response to the mass murder of the Jews."

The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, located on the campus of Gratz College near Philadelphia, is a research and education institute focusing on America's response to the Holocaust


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bookreview; buriedbythetimes; fishwrap; genocide; holocaust; mediabias; nazi; newsblackout; nyt
NYT wrong then, and wrong today.
1 posted on 03/17/2005 10:58:11 PM PST by deepFR
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To: deepFR

bttt


2 posted on 03/17/2005 10:59:56 PM PST by nopardons
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To: deepFR

As much as prominent Jewish leftists want to deny it, most Jews, at least the ones I know, HATE and BOYCOTT the NYT. Yes, we believe in a liberal media too.

The NYT used to be Republican at one point.


3 posted on 03/17/2005 11:02:10 PM PST by LoudAmericanCowboy (''If the president just does more of the same every day... I may be handed Lebanon..."-Jean Francois)
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To: deepFR

I wonder what is said in the book about the "influence" of the FDR administration on what most newspapers printed?


4 posted on 03/17/2005 11:04:24 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: LoudAmericanCowboy
"As much as prominent Jewish leftists want to deny it, most Jews, at least the ones I know, HATE and BOYCOTT the NYT. Yes, we believe in a liberal media too. "

Here in NYC, most Jews by birth (who worship the mental illness of liberalism instead of G-d) ALL READ THE TIMES.

The only Jews I know who DON'T read the Times are either religious and/or are very right of center.
5 posted on 03/17/2005 11:10:55 PM PST by Yehuda (AMERICA: LAND OF THE FREE, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: deepFR
Haven't we had enough of this Holocaust crap?

How many damn memorials do we need?

The Holocaust has been franchised to the point that it should be renamed McMassacre.

It has now become a pathetic, generic symbol of "man's inhumanity to man" with the Jewish experience during that sick period slowly sinking into the muddle of McVictimization.

The Holocaust is becoming a shield in which modern day Jew haters can defend themselves from claims of Anti-Semitism while bashing the Jews at the same time.

6 posted on 03/17/2005 11:14:22 PM PST by zarf
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To: zarf
Actually this shows a pattern from the NYT, Didn't they also cover up the Stalin purges of the Kulaks in the 20's and 30's and the Rwanda problems in the nineties.

Do you see a pattern here.

7 posted on 03/17/2005 11:19:48 PM PST by dts32041 (When did the Democratic party stop being the political arm of the KKK?)
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To: dts32041

Yep, continuing right up to the present day... Sudanese genocide news, back pages, obscuring the Islamic character of it in every story. Covering up for despotic regimes the world 'round, that should be the new slogan for the NY Times.


8 posted on 03/17/2005 11:25:34 PM PST by thoughtomator (Sick already of premature speculation on the 2008 race)
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To: zarf

Um, wow. I didn't realize all those people weren't worth remembering. Okay, we can all just forget about it now. No big deal. Thank you for putting it all into perspective. /sarcasm


9 posted on 03/17/2005 11:29:23 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Yehuda

"Holocaust news was consistently relegated to the Times' back pages. Of the 1,186 articles that the Times published during 1939-1945 about Europe's Jews, only 26 (about two percent) of them appeared on the front page, and even those articles "obscured the fact that most of the victims were Jews."

This is unbelievable in context with how just about every day for the past 20 years, the Times features a FRONT PAGE column of the plight of some allegedly mistreated ethnic minority.

This has been an unabashedly anti-Semitic paper for 60 years. And, incredibly, it is gobbled up by most liberal Jews in New York City. Amazing!


10 posted on 03/17/2005 11:30:29 PM PST by Zivasmate (" A wise man's heart inclines him to his right, but a fool's heart to his left." - Ecclesiastes 10)
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To: zarf
Haven't we had enough of this Holocaust crap?

In general or what happened in the 30s and 40s in particular?

11 posted on 03/17/2005 11:32:36 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
In general or what happened in the 30s and 40s in particular?

The 30's and 40's in particular.

12 posted on 03/17/2005 11:56:16 PM PST by zarf
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To: zarf
Haven't we had enough of this Holocaust crap?

No we haven't.

13 posted on 03/18/2005 12:07:38 AM PST by bad company (Stupid SHOULD hurt)
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To: deepFR

What a profound example of how a paper can direct events by what it prints, and what is suppresses!


14 posted on 03/18/2005 12:20:09 AM PST by Enterprise (President George W. Bush - the leading insurgent detergent.)
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To: dts32041
Yes, they did cover up those purges. The specific reporters name was Walter Duranty; he hailed the success of Stalin's collective agriculture in the Ukraine while the people there starved from a man-made famine. Kulaks was a name given to private farmers who'd been modestly successful. Stalin simply called all who disagreed with collectivism Kulaks. Also, he meant to suppress Ukrainian nationalism. This is one of the great untold stories of Soviet history, at least not told well to the general public. It's almost as poorly known as Operation Keel Haul where US and UK forces delivered hundreds of thousands of captured Russian prisoners after WW II to Stalin against the wishes of the prisoners. These prisoners were often shot within hearing distance of the US and UK forces who delivered them. Others went to the Gulag. Few survived.
15 posted on 03/18/2005 4:08:50 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Hezbollah will disarm before we see Kerry sign his SF 180,)
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To: zarf
I don't know what we gain by forgetting any of the enormous crimes inflicted on people. If it's a subject you have no interest in, no one will force you to pay attention. Surely you don't expect the survivors to not commemorate those they lost, do you?
16 posted on 03/18/2005 4:11:06 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Hezbollah will disarm before we see Kerry sign his SF 180,)
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To: Alouette

Ping


17 posted on 03/18/2005 6:51:29 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Hezbollah will disarm before we see Kerry sign his SF 180,)
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To: zarf; 1bigdictator; 1st-P-In-The-Pod; 2sheep; A Jovial Cad; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; ...
Haven't we had enough of this Holocaust crap? How many damn memorials do we need?

The Holocaust has been franchised to the point that it should be renamed McMassacre.

The appropriate way to memorialize the Holocaust is not by building museums, but by building schools, synagogues and yeshivos so that the next generation of Jewish people will be firm in their faith and observance. Not another freakin damn shrine to the dead.

Anti-Semites love Holocaust memorials. They look at the exhibits featuring piles of dead Jews and feel great satisfaction.

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18 posted on 03/18/2005 7:04:44 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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19 posted on 03/18/2005 7:13:07 AM PST by SJackson (Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything, Andre Malraux)
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To: bad company

Holocaust crap ???

No. We respect and honour our dead.


20 posted on 03/18/2005 7:41:47 AM PST by FreeReporting (Middle of the road Israeli)
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To: dts32041
>>>>>>Do you see a pattern here.<<<<<

The only genocide NYT will write about is FAKE GENOCIDE, as demonstrated by numerous NYT articles about Bosnia and Kosovo 'genoicides'.

The real genocides such as Ukraine, The Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda were downplayed while they happened.

21 posted on 03/18/2005 7:43:29 AM PST by DTA
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To: LoudAmericanCowboy

Hehe, sorry, just laughing at a mental picture here...

A jewish cowboy....

Is that a wide-brim skullcap?

Ok, enough with the smart assedness.

I have to agree with you, the Jews I know (though most I know are liberal for some un-goddly reason) admit that the NYT is a liberal media. It's amazing though, that they admit that.

It may be the conservative influences in my area that let most of the liberals I know become incredibly self-aware.


22 posted on 03/18/2005 7:54:12 AM PST by MacDorcha ("You can't reverse engineer something that was not engineered to begin with")
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To: zarf

While I agree about the social outlook on it, I think an increased awareness of it will quell the dissenting ranks into understanding what true evil is.

Maybe then they'll (most of them anyway) gain the ability to distiguish between Republican and Nazi. And then furhter (hopefully) recognize that socialism and liberalism were at the heart of nazi-ism.

With any luck, they'll abandon the DNC and come to the Light Side.


23 posted on 03/18/2005 7:58:03 AM PST by MacDorcha ("You can't reverse engineer something that was not engineered to begin with")
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To: deepFR

The New York Times' deliberate disregard of the Holocaust they knew full well about is clearly explained in "The Abandonment of the Jews", by David S. Wyman, published in 1984. And yes, it talks about how FDR blew off the Holocaust as well.


24 posted on 03/18/2005 8:21:46 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: dts32041

Duranty, I think, was the man............


25 posted on 03/18/2005 8:23:29 AM PST by litehaus
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To: dts32041
ctually this shows a pattern from the NYT, Didn't they also cover up the Stalin purges of the Kulaks in the 20's and 30's and the Rwanda problems in the nineties.

And the Silent American Holocaust as well.

26 posted on 03/18/2005 8:24:19 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "For your AMUSEMENT..." ; ))
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To: zarf
It has now become a pathetic, generic symbol of "man's inhumanity to man" with the Jewish experience during that sick period slowly sinking into the muddle of McVictimization.

It's been completely de-Judaeofied and turned not only into the generic symbol you mention, but also one of what "religion" does to "free-thinking dissenters."

Holocaust-centrism has altered the foundations of Jewishness and made it all but impossible for the Israelis to expel the hostile non-Jews or create a truly Jewish state governed by Halakhah. After all, "what did the Holocaust teach us?"

Funny how the massacres of the ancient Jews by pagans has been completely forgotten or mythologized. After all, those massacres can't be used in the above manner.

27 posted on 03/18/2005 9:19:58 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Zakhor 'et 'asher `asah lekha `Amaleq baderekh betze'tkhem miMitzrayim . . .)
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"The appropriate way to memorialize the Holocaust is not by building museums, but by building schools, synagogues and yeshivos so that the next generation of Jewish people will be firm in their faith and observance. Not another freakin damn shrine to the dead. ... Anti-Semites love Holocaust memorials. They look at the exhibits featuring piles of dead Jews and feel great satisfaction."

And that is why I like Alouette!







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28 posted on 03/18/2005 7:49:20 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: deepFR; All

I wonder if the Slimes will review this book? </irony>


29 posted on 03/18/2005 7:57:07 PM PST by pharmamom (So many pings, so little time...)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I don't understand. (you). You want, the Holocaust to be thought of as only the massacre of Jews? I guess, that is what you are saying. Not the generic "man's inhumanity to man".

In reality it is both. But the only way that it can be properly remembered and honored, is the old way, that we were taught, (some yrs ago) in school. Back then, people were taught or learned about it, as what they nowadays call a "Hate-Crime".


30 posted on 03/18/2005 8:16:56 PM PST by onyx eyes (.... Fly over country.... the real habitat of the Real Americans....)
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To: MacDorcha

Haven't you ever heard of Kinky Friedman from Texas?


31 posted on 03/18/2005 9:30:22 PM PST by LoudAmericanCowboy (''If the president just does more of the same every day... I may be handed Lebanon..."-Jean Francois)
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To: deepFR

Is the Times ever going to just die and go away?


32 posted on 03/18/2005 10:32:34 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: hobbes1

What do you mean by the "Silent American Holocaust"?


33 posted on 03/18/2005 11:46:36 PM PST by unfortunately a bluestater
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To: zarf
Haven't we had enough of this Holocaust crap?

Apparently not enough. YOU still don't get it...

34 posted on 03/19/2005 12:40:23 AM PST by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Your post does not make any sense at all. The Holocaust "de-Judeified"? Gimme a break...
35 posted on 03/19/2005 12:44:48 AM PST by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: onyx eyes
I don't understand. (you). You want, the Holocaust to be thought of as only the massacre of Jews? I guess, that is what you are saying. Not the generic "man's inhumanity to man".

Churban 'Europa' (the "Holocaust") is part of Jewish history, just like the Egyptian slavery, the conquest of the Holy Land, the destruction of the Temples, etc. It has been detached from Biblical/Jewish history and made a separate, secularist "revelation."

The only legitimate lesson the world can learn from the Holocaust is the evil of opposing HaShem, the True G-d. Sorry, but I utterly reject all secular "morality" and "ethics" whatsoever.

36 posted on 03/19/2005 6:07:38 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Zakhor 'et 'asher `asah lekha `Amaleq baderekh betze'tkhem miMitzrayim . . .)
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To: eclectic
Your post does not make any sense at all. The Holocaust "de-Judeified"? Gimme a break...

I am sorry that my point is so difficult to understand.

Whether or not the Holocaust has been "de-Judaeified" depends on how one defines Jewishness. It is true that "the Jews'" status as the unique victims of the Holocaust has always been stressed, but who are "the Jews?" Are they the Biblical Israelites who taught G-d's morality to the world while effacing paganism from the Holy Land, or are they merely the victims of chr*stianity, the implication being that they are the victims of religion and morality? My point about the Holocaust being "de-Judaeified" was that it has been detached from Jewish History (by which I mean the history that begins at Creation and forms the heart of the Bible) and made into a foundational myth of secularism.

But if you didn't understand this the first time, you won't understand it this time either. I hope to write an essay on this subject at my web site in the near future, be`ezrat HaShem.

37 posted on 03/19/2005 6:15:53 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Zakhor 'et 'asher `asah lekha `Amaleq baderekh betze'tkhem miMitzrayim . . .)
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To: deepFR
It was easy to get Americans' blood up for war after Pearl Harbor -- the sentiment for revenge against the "dirty Nips" probably ran in polls on the order of 90 for, 10 against. But in 1940-1941 you could not get a majority, or even a decent plurality, of Americans to agree to go to war in Europe because the Jews were being put into ovens. That was a European problem. Britain is standing alone? Sounds like a British problem. Hitler attacks Stalin? Great -- they deserve each other. The point is, Hitler had to be beaten, yes, even before the Japanese, and the Jewish-owned (and deeply self-conscious of it!) NYT could not allow it to appear that American boys were being fed into the ETO meat-grinder just because of the Jews. That wouldn't wash.

I refuse to believe that the reason for this is native American anti-Semitism. It is more likely an appreciation of the horrors of 1914-1918 that tempered American attitudes toward military involvement on the Continent.

38 posted on 03/19/2005 6:45:54 PM PST by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: unfortunately a bluestater

More commmonly known as Abortion.


39 posted on 03/19/2005 7:22:30 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "For your AMUSEMENT..." ; ))
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To: deepFR
Why don't I find this surprising?

Nam Vet

40 posted on 03/19/2005 11:36:51 PM PST by Nam Vet (MSM reporters think the MOIST dream they had the night before is a "reliable source".)
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To: zarf
We don't need a ton of memorials, we just need NOT to forget it. I'm not Jewish, but I'm insulted by your a$$-hole remarks. I think a clarification is in order on your part.

Nam Vet

41 posted on 03/19/2005 11:45:02 PM PST by Nam Vet (MSM reporters think the MOIST dream they had the night before is a "reliable source".)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

....well....it is obvious, you can tell, I'm not Jewish. The fact that I've always loved people who are Jewish, and had friends of same, wouldn't matter a whit to you, I'm sure.
Just tell me, what is this thing with G-d. the hyphen in the middle of the word God? And below that another writer types chr*stianity, in his post.

Anyway, I still say, that it's education that makes the difference in how a historical event is thought of and remembered. I've been taught or brought up to believe that yes, it was six million Jews that perished in that horror. But, yes, they are my sisters and brothers, also.


42 posted on 03/21/2005 5:48:54 PM PST by onyx eyes (.... Fly over country.... the real habitat of the Real Americans....)
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To: deepFR

"New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, an assimilated Jew of German descent, feared that the newspaper would be engaging in special pleading..."

The reason is "special pleading"??? What in the heck is that?


43 posted on 03/21/2005 5:59:21 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Alouette

“Anti-Semites love Holocaust memorials. They look at the exhibits featuring piles of dead Jews and feel great satisfaction.”

I never looked at it that way. I just knew I didn’t like going to them. I think you’re right, though.

It’s like the Catholic Church always showing Jesus dead, nailed to the cross where they can control Him.


44 posted on 09/12/2007 5:04:42 AM PDT by RoadTest (And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. -John 8:32)
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