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Aryeh Rubin to Chair Wyman Institute’s Annual Conference, “The Failure to Bomb Auschwitz,” on September 13

(Miami, FL) September 4, 2009 – Aryeh Rubin, founder and director of Targum Shlishi, will chair and speak at the seventh national conference of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies on September 13, 2009 at Fordham University School of Law in New York City. The conference title is “The Failure to Bomb Auschwitz: History, Politics, Controversy.”

The conference will be the first ever to focus on the issue of bombing Auschwitz. Speakers will discuss why the Allies refused to bomb and what lessons can be learned from it. Featured speakers include Professor David Wyman and Dr. Rafael Medoff, revealing new evidence about the Allies’ refusal to bomb Auschwitz; a video interview with Elie Wiesel on the bombing issue; and Professor Thane Rosenbaum and former Congressman Stephen Solarz on the use of U.S. military force to stop genocide today.

Mr. Rubin’s lecture is titled “Lessons to Learn from 1944.” He will discuss the shortcomings of Jewish leadership during the Holocaust and continuing through the present, the threat posed to Israel by Iran, the complicity of European nations who are providing parts for Iran’s nuclear reactor, and the position taken by world Jewry today.

The conference will be filmed and videos of the speakers will be posted online on the Wyman Institute’s website ( following the conference.

Conference details:

Title: The Failure to Bomb Auschwitz: History, Politics, Controversy
When: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 10am – 4pm
Where: Fordham University School of Law, 140 West 62 St. (near Ninth Ave.), New York City
Registration fee: $25; $15 for students (includes kosher lunch)
To register: call 202-434-8994 or go to

About The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies

The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies teaches the history and lessons of America’s response to the Holocaust, focusing on the abandonment of Europe’s Jews during the Nazi era, the efforts to promote rescue, and the moral and historical lessons of those experiences. For more information on the institute, visit its website at

About Targum Shlishi

Targum Shlishi, a Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation, is dedicated to providing a range of creative solutions to problems facing Jewry today. Premised on the conviction that dynamic change and adaptation have historically been crucial to a vibrant and relevant Judaism and to the survival of its people, Targum Shlishi’s initiatives are designed to stimulate the development of new ideas and innovative strategies that will enable Jewish life, its culture, and its traditions to continue to flourish. For more information on the foundation, visit its website at


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