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Wiesenthal Center pans Spanish university seminar comparing Auschwitz, Gaza

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is calling on the Spanish government to block a planned seminar at the University of Santiago de Compostela that will be held under the title: “Auschwitz/Gaza: A testing ground for comparative literature.”

In a letter to the country’s minister of universities, the Center says, “This very title and expected content is not an issue of ‘freedom of expression,’ but a banalization of the Holocaust, which can incite to hatred and violence against Jews of today.”

It is also “an insult to Spanish republicans deported to the Nazi death camps,” it says.

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