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Is an Anti-Semite Overseeing the Holocaust Museum?

Labeled an anti-Semite by at least one fellow professor, historian Marek Jan Chodakiewicz is a board member with oversight of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Chodakiewicz's critics contend that he seems far more concerned about the "Christian predicament" than the plight of Jews, who were targeted for complete annihilation.

In a 2007 interview with the Journal of Polish American Affairs , Chodakiewicz had this take on his experience serving on the Holocaust Museum board: "It teaches one that an ethnic group of American citizens can organize itself to prevail on the Congress and the federal government to fund and propagate the teaching of the greatest tragedy that befell upon this particular ethno-religious minority thousands of miles away from the United States." Then he suggested that perhaps Polish Americans could also "organize themselves to such a commendable end."

Rafal Pankowski, an official of the Polish anti-racist organization Never Again and the author of a book on the Polish radical right to be published by Routledge next year, contributed research for this article.