Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Liel Lei­bovitz of Tablet­Mag looks at Project Aladdin, a new ini­tia­tive to pub­lish Holo­caust works in Far­si and Arabic:

The project, accord­ing to its founder, Abra­ham Rad­kin, was con­ceived in response to a steep rise in the vol­ume of anti-Semit­ic and Holo­caust-deny­ing lit­er­a­ture dis­trib­uted in the Arab and Mus­lim world — and the rhetoric of Iran’s pres­i­dent, Mah­moud Ahmadinejad.

The first four works to be pub­lished through the ini­tia­tive are:

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Inside the Gas Cham­bers: Eight Months in the Son­derkom­man­do of Auschwitz, Shlo­mo Venezia

Hitler and the Jews: The Path to Geno­cide, Phillipe Burrin

If This is a Man , Pri­mo Levi

In March 2009, all four titles were offered for free online.

To read more about this project, please vis­it Tablet­Mag here, the offi­cial web­site for the project here, or the library itself here.