Protect the Facts - Ambassador Conference 2021

Join us this August for a series of online lectures and interactive workshops designed to offer you the opportunity to further your understanding of the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance and to come together with Ambassadors from right across the UK to develop the skills to make your voice heard.

We know that antisemitism didn’t end with the liberation of the camps. In many parts of contemporary Europe, activists and politicians promote distorted narratives of the Holocaust which do not deny it took place, but which attempt to obscure the difficult questions it raises about responsibility and human behaviour. Distortion paves the way for Holocaust denial, antisemitism and conspiracy theories. Countering distortion requires us all to act.

We call on our Ambassadors to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. Join sessions throughout August and learn to recognise Holocaust distortion, counter it and raise awareness of this dangerous assault on memory.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Holocaust Distortion on the Far-right

Dr Joe Mulhall

Tuesday 24th August - 17:30

Join this session to learn more about how Holocaust distortion manifests itself on the far-right. We are very fortunate to be joined by Dr Joe Mulhall, Head of Research at the anti-racism organisation HOPE not hate. Formerly, Joe was a visiting lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he also completed his PhD on post-war fascism and the far right. He has published books on the global far-right, British fascism after the Holocaust and the international alternative right and discussed his research on the BBC, CNN and Channel 4 News, among others. He sits on the board of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and has spent over a decade exposing far-right groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and London jihadists.

Antizionism and Holocaust Distortion

Marc Goldberg, The Community Security Trust (CST)

Wednesday 25th August - 17:30

Marc Goldberg is the Head of Investigations at the Community Security Trust (CST) a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats. This talk considers the invocation of the Holocaust to make political points against the state of Israel and/or ‘Zionists’, a phenomenon often referred to as Holocaust inversion. Marc will be drawing on examples from demonstrations and statements made by politicians to explore the topic and facilitate a discussion on whether it’s antisemitic to invoke the Holocaust when being critical of Israel. You can find Marc on Twitter @MarcGoldberg111.


Ambassador Takeover: The Power of Social Media

Interview with writer, speaker and activist Hen Mazzig

Thursday 26th August - 17:30

Hen Mazzig is an Israeli writer and speaker who has inspired thousands around the world with his story. As the son of Mizrahi Jewish refugees from Iraq and North Africa, Hen has a unique and important voice in today’s discussions, sharing his family’s story as part of the 850,000 Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. As a young Israeli, Hen served in the IDF for almost five years as an openly gay commander. During his service, he worked as an intermediary between the Israeli Defense Forces (the IDF), the Palestinian Authority, the UN, and many non-governmental organizations that operate in the West Bank.

Hen’s award-winning articles have been published in the LA Times, Newsweek, NBC News, Haaretz, The Forward, Jewish Chronicle, International Business Times, and more. In September 2016, he began working as a freelance consultant to help pro-Israel and social justice causes, and he also volunteered as the head of the Transgender and Health department at the National Israeli LGBTQ Task Force "The Nir Kates Center" in Tel Aviv. Hen is very active on social media, with tens of thousands of followers on his social media networks. In July 2020 he spearheaded a campaign, drawing in international celebrities, combating antisemitism on Twitter. Hen has a proven track record of creating dialogue and changing hearts and minds where it seemed impossible. He is a rare voice in a divisive day and age that can unite people for a common cause rather than sowing discord over clashing narratives.


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