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Norman Finkelstein

AKA Norman Gary Finkelstein

Born: 8-Dec-1953
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Holocaust Industry

Both parents are survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto, his father entering Auschwitz and his mother Maidanek Concentration Camp. His opponents paint Finkelstein as a Holocaust denier, though he is not -- he opposes exploitation of the Holocaust for personal or political gain. Alan Dershowitz successfully lobbied to get him denied tenure from his position at DePaul University, despite being published and having very high ratings from student evaluations. All that being stated, it is not difficult to locate extremely offensive things Finkelstein has said, and he inexplicably considers Holocaust-denying David Irving a "good historian."

Father: Zacharias Finkelstein
Mother: Maryla Husyt
Brother: Henry
Brother: Richard

    University: BA, Binghamton University (1975)
    University: École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
    University: MS Political Science, Princeton University (1980)
    University: PhD Political Studies, Princeton University
    Professor: Rutgers University
    Professor: Brooklyn College
    Professor: New York University
    Professor: Hunter College
    Professor: Political Theory, DePaul University (2003-07)

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Author of books:
The Rise and Fall of Palestine (1996)
The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering‎ (2000)
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (2003)
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History‎ (2007)

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