Dr. Rafael Medoff

Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which focuses on issues related to America’s response to the Holocaust.

Publications by Dr. Rafael Medoff

The Politics of the American Response to Global Anti-Semitism

A congressional initiative in 2004 to appoint a U.S. envoy for combating global anti-Semitism was strongly opposed by the Bush administration. Proponents of the measure responded by mobilizing the support of a diverse coalition of prominent American political, religious, and cultural figures. In the face of mounting public criticism and on the eve of the presidential election, the administration withdrew its opposition and President Bush signed it into law. Read More »