A group of Holocaust survivors and descendants of
those targeted by Nazi Germany have harshly criticized Israeli actions
in Gaza and called for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against
Following a letter from survivors of the Holocaust printed in the New York Times
on Saturday, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, which
helped coordinate the letter, organized a press call Monday, where some
of those who signed the letter spoke out against the assault on Gaza.
Participants in the press call included Edith Bell,
whose parents died in concentration camps and who was taken to four
camps herself; Suzanne Weiss, whose mother was murdered in Auschwitz and
who was hidden by French peasants; and Liliane Kaczerginski, whose
father Schmerke was a Jewish fighter against the Nazis in Lithuania.
Also joining the call were Monadel Herzallah and Hani Jamah, two
Palestinians with family in Gaza who expressed appreciation at the
descendants’ and survivors’ efforts. << http://mondoweiss.net/2014/08/holocaust-survivors-palestinians/ >>