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An internationally renowned Holocaust scholar resigned as director of a research center run by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. John Roth, who came under criticism for several articles, including one in which he compared Israel’s policy toward Palestinians to Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews, said he decided that his “happiness and well-being” would be best served by remaining in his current teaching position at Claremont McKenna College. Sara Bloomfield, the museum’s acting director, expressed “deep regret” at Roth’s decision.

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