On Schindler’s list

First published on March 21, 2014 on The Times of Israel (Link: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/on-schindlers-list/). I noticed, just recently, that Leon Leyson died about a year ago at the age of 83. His name is not one that incurs automatic recognition, but his story certainly will: Leyson was the youngest survivor on Oskar Schindler’s famous list. Some…

Porn fuels rape culture

On the heels of a number of alleged sexual assaults at the University of Ottawa, the topic of “rape culture” is again in the headlines. Additionally, a U of O student leader Anne-Marie Roy revealed that in a Facebook conversation, several male student leaders had made sexually explicit comments about her—with one comment stating that she…

Dr. Efraim Zuroff

Dr. Efraim Zuroff is an Israeli historian of American origin who has played a role in bringing Nazis indicted for war crimes to trial. Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center office in Jerusalem, is the coordinator of Nazi war crimes research worldwide for the Wiesenthal Center and the author of its annual (since 2001)…