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Holocaust Denial Sees New Dawn With Social Media


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Just after her own birth in 1942, Tova Taitelbaum and her mother fled the Jewish hospital in Bratislava, Slovakia to escape the expected deportation of mothers and their babies to a concentration camp. On Friday, 75 years later, Taitelbaum has published a book about her childhood growing up in war-time Slovakia. In it, she honors her father’s decision to build a basement underneath their home in which to hide Jewish orphans, before ultimately being sent with her mother to a labor camp.

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, Taitelbaum’s mission to share her story, as well as those of a rapidly disappearing generation of Holocaust survivors, comes amid a wave of social media-empowered conspiracy theories that assert the Holocaust did not actually happen. – READ MORE

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