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Petitioning The New York Times and 6 others
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The New York Times
Anna Breslaw
The Tablet
Glamour
Jezebel
Heeb Magazine
New York Magazine

Remove any/all articles written by Anna Breslaw, ban her future articles

Anna Breslaw recently wrote this of Jewish Holocaust survivors in Jewish online magazine "The Tablet":

"My father’s parents were Holocaust survivors, and in grade school I received the de rigueur exposure to the horror—visiting geriatric men and women with numbers tattooed on their arms, completing assigned reading like The Diary of Anne Frank and Night. But the more information I received, the less sympathy the survivors elicited from me. Each time we clapped for the old Hungarian lady who spoke about Dachau, each time Elie Wiesel threw another anonymous anecdote of betrayal onto a page, I eyed it askance, thinking What did you do that you’re not talking about? I had the gut instinct that these were villains masquerading as victims who, solely by virtue of surviving (very likely by any means necessary), felt that they had earned the right to be heroes, their basic, animal self-interest dressed up with glorified phrases like “triumph of the human spirit.”

I wondered if anyone had alerted Hitler that in the event that the final solution didn’t pan out, only the handful of Jews who actually fulfilled the stereotype of the Judenscheisse (because every group has a few) would remain to carry on the Jewish race—conniving, indestructible, taking and taking. My grandparents were not excluded from this suspicion. The same year, during a family dinner conversation about Terri Schiavo, my father made the serious request that should he fall into a vegetative state, he would like for us to keep him on life support indefinitely. Today he and I are estranged for a number of other reasons that are all somehow the same reason."

This excerpt from her article is deeply offensive and she needs to realize the weight and harm her words carry. Anna Breslaw needs to apologize for her words and the publishing companies who hire her need to withdraw their support for her work.


Letter to
The New York Times
Anna Breslaw
The Tablet
and 4 others
Glamour
Jezebel
Heeb Magazine
New York Magazine
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Anna Breslaw and companies that publish her work.


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To Anna Breslaw and all companies who choose to employ her,


Anna Breslaw recently wrote this of Jewish Holocaust survivors in Jewish online magazine "The Tablet" (link found here: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/105853/breaking-bad-karma):

"My father’s parents were Holocaust survivors, and in grade school I received the de rigueur exposure to the horror—visiting geriatric men and women with numbers tattooed on their arms, completing assigned reading like The Diary of Anne Frank and Night. But the more information I received, the less sympathy the survivors elicited from me. Each time we clapped for the old Hungarian lady who spoke about Dachau, each time Elie Wiesel threw another anonymous anecdote of betrayal onto a page, I eyed it askance, thinking What did you do that you’re not talking about? I had the gut instinct that these were villains masquerading as victims who, solely by virtue of surviving (very likely by any means necessary), felt that they had earned the right to be heroes, their basic, animal self-interest dressed up with glorified phrases like “triumph of the human spirit.”

I wondered if anyone had alerted Hitler that in the event that the final solution didn’t pan out, only the handful of Jews who actually fulfilled the stereotype of the Judenscheisse (because every group has a few) would remain to carry on the Jewish race—conniving, indestructible, taking and taking. My grandparents were not excluded from this suspicion. The same year, during a family dinner conversation about Terri Schiavo, my father made the serious request that should he fall into a vegetative state, he would like for us to keep him on life support indefinitely. Today he and I are estranged for a number of other reasons that are all somehow the same reason."

This excerpt from her article is deeply offensive and she needs to realize the weight and harm her words carry. Breslaw should apologize for her slanderous statements and the publishing companies who hire her need to withdraw their support for her work.

ANY defamatory statements made toward victims of the Holocaust should be addressed immediately and any support for the individual who chooses to make such statements needs to be retracted. Holocaust survivors have been through enough-- don't let their suffering deepen.
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Sincerely,