Thursday, October 26, 2006

Oprah speaks up for Holocaust education

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey lives and works within a few miles of DePaul University's Chicago campuses. Perhaps she can drop by DePaul and visit Holocaust- minimizer and DePaul Professor Norman G. Finkelstein and have a sit-down with him. Maybe Dr. Phil can join in.

From the Daily Herald:

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey told 3,000 supporters of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday that she is still haunted by her trip earlier this year to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

"I still cannot even imagine what it was like to go through a concentration camp and come out alive and sane," she said at a fundraiser for the museum. "I couldn't take it all in when I was there. I couldn't wrap my brain around it."

Winfrey traveled to Poland in January for a two-part episode with scholar and holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. She also selected Weisel's memoir, "Night," for her book club.

"Those millions and millions and millions who did not survive want us to never forget the hopes they sacrificed on the killing fields," she said during her 15-minute speech at a lunchtime fundraiser for the Washington, D.C. museum.

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