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The American Press and the Holocaust: Witness or Accomplice? with Alicia Ors

The American Press and the Holocaust: Witness or Accomplice? with Alicia Ors

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many articles did the New York Times publish about the Holocaust between 1936 and 1945 and how many did the Jewish Telegraphic Agency publish during the same period?

Israel commemorates Yom Ha-Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the 27th of Nissan, which this year falls on May 2. On this week’s program we are observing this day by bringing you an interview with Alicia Ors, author of the book La prensa norteamericana ante el holocausto: ¿Testigo o cómplice? (The American Press and the Holocaust: Witness or Accomplice), which is the result of the research that she did for her PhD thesis, on the same topic.

Dr. Ors has a degree in Journalism from the CEU-Cardenal Herrera University in Madrid and a Masters in Scriptwriting for Television and Film from the Menendez Pelayo International University. She received her doctorate in American Studies from the Franklin Institute of the University of Alcalá de Henares.

She has worked for Radio Televisión Española, Radio Televisión Valenciana and the Spanish news agency EFE, all official institutions, as well as in the Communications office of the President of the Valencia Regional Government. She currently teaches Theory of Communication at the School of Communication of the CEU-Cardenal Herrera University.