No Place For Denying Genocide

Ronald A. Goodman

Boston Globe
August 5, 2007

FOR THE LAST several years, I have served as a docent for the Jewish
Community Relations Council at the Holocaust Memorial in Boston, and I
cannot understand how the Anti-Defamation League’s national director
can in good conscience state, regarding recognition of the Armenian
genocide, that, "We’re not party to this, and I don’t understand why
we need to be made party." The purpose of a Holocaust memorial is
not just to remember the Jews who were slaughtered, but also to make
us all serve as witnesses to all past genocides and to work together
to prevent more genocides. If Watertown is truly to be No Place for
Hate, then perhaps it is time that the ADL take an official position
regarding the 1.5 million Armenians who died.