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View lectures given at recent symposium held at Yad Vashem: "Holocaust Denial: Paving the Way to Genocide"

Yad Vashem is following with increasing concern Iran’s continued Holocaust denial, and particularly its latest attempt to paint its extremist agenda with a scholarly brush. The Iranian government’s pseudo-academic conference, "Review of the Holocaust: Global Vision” is an effort to mainstream Holocaust denial and must be unequivocally rejected.

On Thursday, December 14, 2006, Yad Vashem held a symposium with the participation of the diplomatic corps: “Holocaust Denial: Paving the Way to Genocide”.

Avner Shalev Avner Shalev, Yad Vashem Chairman of the Directorate


Prof. David Bankier Prof. David Bankier, Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research


Prof. Yehuda Bauer Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Academic Advisor to Yad Vashem


Yigal Carmon Yigal Carmon, President, MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)


Rita Weiss Rita Weiss, Holocaust survivor, many of whose relatives were killed in the Holocaust


Joseph (Tommy) LapidJoseph (Tommy) Lapid, Chairman of the Council


H.E. Mr. Henri Etoundi EssombaH.E. Mr. Henri Etoundi Essomba, Ambassador of Cameroon in Israel, and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.