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    Rafael Medoff: Columbia “Invites Hitler to Campus” --As it Did in 1933
    Source: Released by the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies (9-20-07)

    [Dr. Medoff is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, www.WymanInstitute.org)]

    Columbia University has invited a representative of the world’s most antisemitic regime to speak on its campus. This week’s news? Try 1933.

    Seventy years before this week’s invitation to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Columbia rolled out the red carpet for a senior official of Adolf Hitler’s regime. The invitation to Iran’s leader may seem less surprising, but no less disturbing, when one recalls that in 1933, Columbia president Nicholas Murray Butler invited Nazi Germany’s ambassador to the United States, Hans Luther, to speak on campus, and also hosted a reception for him. Luther represented "the government of a friendly people," Butler insisted. He was "entitled to be received ... with the greatest courtesy and respect." Ambassador Luther's speech focused on what he characterized as Hitler's peaceful intentions. Students who criticized the Luther invitation were derided as “ill-mannered children” by the director of Columbia’s Institute of Arts and Sciences.

    Columbia also insisted on maintaining friendly relations with Nazi-controlled German universities. While Williams College terminated its program of student exchanges with Nazi Germany, Columbia and other universities declined to do likewise. Columbia refused to pull out even after a German official candidly asserted that his country’s students were being sent abroad to serve as “political soldiers of the Reich.”

    In 1936, the Columbia administration announced it would send a delegate to Nazi Germany to take part in the 550th anniversary celebration of the University of Heidelberg. This, despite the fact that Heidelberg already had been purged of Jewish faculty members, instituted a Nazi curriculum, and hosted a burning of books by Jewish authors. Prof. Arthur Remy, who served as Columbia’s delegate to the Heidelberg event, later remarked that the reception at which chief book-burner Josef Goebbels presided was “very enjoyable.”

    "Academic relationships have no political implications," President Butler claimed. Many Columbia students and faculty members disagreed. More than one thousand of them, including Nobel Laureate Harold Urey and world-renowned anthropologist Franz Boas, signed a petition opposing the decision to participate in Heidelberg. The student newspaper, The Spectator, also opposed it. Students held a "Mock Heidelberg Festival" on campus, complete with a bonfire and mock book burning. "Butler Diddles While the Books Burn," their signs proclaimed.

    That was followed by a student rally in front of Butler's mansion. Butler was furious that a leader of the rally, Robert Burke, "delivered a speech in which he referred to the President [Butler] disrespectfully." As punishment, Burke was expelled from Columbia. He was never readmitted, even though he had excellent grades and had been elected president of his class, and even though Columbia’s own attorney later acknowledged that “the evidence that Burke himself used bad language is slight.”

    Eventually, in the late 1930s, Butler would change his position and speak out against the Nazis. Unfortunately, it was too late to undo the damage he already had done by helping to legitimize the Hitler regime.

    As Prof. Stephen Norwood of the University of Oklahoma has found in his research on the academic community’s response to Hitler in the 1930s, Columbia was not the only prominent U.S. university to behave shamefully with regard to the Nazis. Harvard hosted a visit by Hitler’s foreign press spokesman, Ernst “Putzi” Hanfstaengl. American University chancellor Joseph Gray visited and praised Nazi Germany. MIT Dean Harold Lobdell personally tore down posters for a rally against a Nazi warship docked in Boston’s harbor, and MIT participated in a 1937 celebration at the Nazi-controlled University of Goettingen. Yale, Princeton, Bryn Mawr, and others continued student exchanges with Nazi Germany into the late 1930s, and more than twenty U.S. colleges and universities took part in the 1936 Heidelberg event.

    But Columbia is unique in one important respect. Its administration alone seems to have learned so little from the mistakes of the 1930s that it is prepared to welcome the leader of yet another antisemitic, terrorist regime.

    According to Israel’s ambassador, inviting Ahmadinejad to speak is the equivalent of “inviting Hitler to [speak] in the 1930s,” because “appeasing fanatics and granting them legitimacy leads to genocide and war.” Will some future Columbia president one day look back at the invitation to Ahmadinejad and say the same thing?

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    It really doesn't surprise me anymore, you're so right to characterize this as "par for the course." More like this is how you define the left.

    Meanwhile you just know our enemies are laughing with glee at how they maniuplate the American public.

    Columbia University = to have no shame.


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    It really doesn't surprise me anymore, you're so right to characterize this as "par for the course." More like this is how you define the left.

    Meanwhile you just know our enemies are laughing with glee at how they maniuplate the American public.

    Columbia University = to have no shame.


    Amazing how so many Americans love to hate our President, but want to embrace the president of Iran.

    Personally, I'm hoping someone picks the guy off......right at ground zero!
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    The thing that I hate most about Columbia is that they lead the way in Political Correctness in it's university bi-laws, and those spread across the country. While it was well intentioned the end result is that you've got a generation of young adults who've been trained to believe that there are words that you cannot say and thoughts you cannot have.

    The Columbia model has made it easy for these young people to embrace fascism. People have asked why the youth of today isn't marching in the streets its because they have been indoctrinated to accept authority and whatever rules are layed down for the 'Common Good". Even the ones who are marching in the street cannot articulate an original thought, they simply parrot what they've been brainwashed into believing.

    I don't care if the Iranian President is going to speak because every time he does he says something stupid.
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    The thing that I hate most about Columbia is that they lead the way in Political Correctness in it's university bi-laws, and those spread across the country.
    Speaking of which, if I recall, Lee Bollinger (president of Columbia) voted against readmitting the ROTC because of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    When Jim Gilchrist from the 'Minutemen' spoke (or, rather, tried to) there last year he was shouted down by a gang of leftist students.

    Who wants to bet that not nearly as many will shout down Ahmadinejad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down In Flames View Post
    Speaking of which, if I recall, Lee Bollinger (president of Columbia) voted against readmitting the ROTC because of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    When Jim Gilchrist from the 'Minutemen' spoke (or, rather, tried to) there last year he was shouted down by a gang of leftist students.

    Who wants to bet that not nearly as many will shout down Ahmadinejad?
    I'll go one further than that........I bet they applaud him before and AFTER he speaks!

    If he's wanting to speak all around the United States, let him come down here to Texas. That would be fun.
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    He'll be shouted down by some Jewish student organization...

    And who really cares? You guys only give him more publicity with your cause celebs...
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    You're right, man. The Links has pull like that.

    Perhaps this should be closed. Maybe even deleted. We certainly wouldn't want, you know, upwards of 17 more people finding out about his appearance now would we?

    It's interesting to me that more people here are (seemingly) upset over some punk getting tased at Florida University as opposed to Columbia University rolling out the red carpet for a nutjob who, among other things, has called for another country to be wiped off the map.
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    Ahmadi-who... I do care that "we" let a person in the US that is antisematic and doesn't believe that the holocaust happened. Here's to him getting booed off the stage... but something makes me think it ain't gonna happen at Columbia
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    I'm watching it live right now on Yahoo. He just took the podium to speak.

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    'In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country. We don't have that in our country. In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it'... Developing...


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    "We don't have homosexuals"

    How ignorant can you be? Yes you do, but they are still in the closet for fear of their own lives.
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    LOL.

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    Yeah, Columbia should have never extended an invitation to this guy. But, at least the president of Columbia, according to Fox News, was critical of Ahmadinejad from the podium. And there were student groups protesting his arrival.

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    Quite a few in the crowd were cheering and applauding Ahmadinejad to begin with (lots of boo's too). Though after his comments about homosexuals in Iran (about how there aren't any) then most of those leftist nitwits changed their cheery tune real quick. A little reality check there about who they were clapping for.

    Red flags all over that speech from the Iranian president.
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