The author and publishers of a new book on Anne Frank's plight have turned one of the few at least partially upbeat stories of Jewish life and thought during the Holocaust into one of Jewish perfidy and treachery. The timing couldn’t be worse: antisemitism is flourishing once again, and Holocaust memory is diminishing.
There is plenty of blame to go around when it comes to Janet Mock’s decision to cancel her “Redefining Realness” talk at Brown University this week. Ms. Mock, a transgender best-selling author, canceled her talk following pressure from Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to reject the invitation due to Brown Hillel’s involvement.
At ADL, we monitor extremism and misinformation regularly as part of our work fighting hate. As is the case with many legacy organizations, there is a fair amount of misinformation spread about who ADL is and the reality of the work we do. To help stop the spread of this misinformation, below are responses to some of the most egregious claims.
“Six Gorillion” is an anti-Semitic phrase used by white supremacists to refer to the Jews who died during the Holocaust (typically thought to be around six million). They replace “million” with “gorillion” to give the impression that Jews wildly exaggerate Holocaust-related deaths.
ALTERNATE NAMES: Muh Six Gorillion
The phrase “You Will Not Replace Us” is a white supremacist slogan referring to the common white supremacist belief that the white race is in danger of going extinct due to rising numbers of non-whites who are controlled and manipulated by Jews. It may also be seen in acronym form as YWNRU.
ALTERNATE NAMES: YWNRU, Jews Will Not Replace Us