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Media Paying Attention to CUA Law Professor's Teaching Trip to Auschwitz


The unusual visit to the Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps by a delegation of eight American Muslim leaders at the behest of Catholic University law school professor Marshall Breger (left) has gathered a great deal of media interest so far.
The excursion, which ran from Aug. 8–Aug. 10, was intended to teach the group more about the Holocaust and by extension, to confront what Breger calls “growing Holocaust denial in the Muslim world.”
The Jewish Daily Forward accompanied the visitors. Its subsequent story and photographs stirred up interest up by other leading media outlets and blogs, including:
Fox News, Aug. 16
Jerusalem Post, Aug. 20
Israel Matzav, Aug. 18
Israelnationalnews, Aug. 12
JBlog Central, Aug. 18

The trip was co-sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a German think tank, and the Center for Interreligious Understanding, a New Jersey-based interfaith dialogue group.
Former Holocaust denier Yasir Qadhi, the dean of academics at Al Maghrib Institute in New Haven, Conn., said the trip was eye-opening.
"Anybody who is a Holocaust denier should deserve a free ticket to see Auschwitz and Birkenau," he told the Jewish Daily Forward, "because seeing is just not the same as reading about it.”