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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Norman Finkelstein to speak in Ottawa Friday, April 6, 2001

The Holocaust, Israel and Palestine

Dr. Norman G. Finkelstein

When: Friday April 6, 2001
Where: Theatre B, Southam Hall
Carleton University

Sponsored by: Middle East Discussion Group, Carleton University &
Palestinian Students Committee, Ottawa University

Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate from the Department of
Politics, Princeton University, for a thesis on the theory of Zionism. He is
author of four books: Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
1995), The Rise and Fall of Palestine (University of Minnesota, 1996), with
Ruth Bettina Birn, A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical
Truth (Henry Holt,1998) and The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the
Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (Verso, 2000). His writings have appeared
in presitigous journals such as the London Review of Books, Index on
Censorship, Journal of Palestine Studies, New Left Review, Middle East
Christian Science Monitor and Al Ahram Weekly.  Currently he teaches
political theory
at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Norman Finkelstein was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1953. He is the son of
Maryla Husyt Finkelstein, survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, Maidanek
concentration camp, and Zacharias Finkelstein, survivor of the Warsaw
Ghetto, Auschwitz concentration camp. He dedicated his first book to his
parents in
which he wrote: "May I never forgive or forget what was done to them."  His
brothers Richard and Henry Finkelstein would like all visitors to his web
site (www.normanfinkelstein.com) to know that the surviving family fully
supports Norman's efforts to
maintain the integrity of the history of the Nazi holocaust. May we never
forgive or forget what was done.

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