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June 19, 1998
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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s governing body voted overwhelmingly to reaffirm the appointment of John Roth to head the museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Roth has come under intense criticism for a 1988 article in which he compared the treatment of the Jews by Nazi Germany during World War II to the way Israel treats Palestinians. The internationally renowned Holocaust scholar apologized for the analogy, but concerns were subsequently raised about some of his other writings. Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti- Defamation League, cast the lone dissenting vote.

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