November 17

LOIS ZAAS ANNUAL MEMORIAL ADVOCACY LECTURE

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

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LOIS ZASS ANNUAL MEMORIAL ADVOCACY LECTURE

THE CHANGING FACE OF ANTI-SEMITISM with Deborah Lipstadt, international expert

In a world where hate is a click away, how is anti-semitism spreading, who is listening and what can we do about it?

Moderator: James Pasch, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League

Date: Tuesday, November 17

Time: 7 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

Registration Link: https://wizevents.com/register/register_add.php?sessid=11796&id=7547

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot professor of Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, has published and taught about the Holocaust and antisemitism for close to 40 years.  She is most widely known for the libel lawsuit brought against her in 1996 by David Irving for calling him a Holocaust denier.  The judge found in favor of Dr. Lipstadt, declaring Irving to be a “neo-Nazi polemicist” who “perverts” history and engages in “racist” discourse. The movie DENIAL, starring Rachel Weisz is based on her book HISTORY ON TRIAL: MY DAY IN COURT WITH A HOLOCAUST DENIER, one of her several acclaimed books about antisemitism.

Professor Lipstadt was an historical consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and helped design the section dedicated to the American Response to the Holocaust. She has held Presidential appointments to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and is frequently quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Forward, and Tablet.  She regularly appears on BBC, CNN, NPR, and PBS among many others.

James Pasch graduated from the University of Vermont and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He worked on Capitol Hill for both Senator Frank Lautenberg and Senator Patrick Leahy prior to building a thriving small firm litigation practice in Cleveland.

Mr. Pasch served as the Case Western Reserve Law School’s Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Affairs during the Law School’s Capital Campaign.   He has also served two terms as a Councilman in Beachwood and is currently president. James and his wife, Carly, and their two children, live in Beachwood.

In 2019 Mr. Pasch became the Cleveland Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League (serving Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania), having previously served on ADL’s Cleveland regional board.