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WoMen For All to DNC & RNC:
Adopt IHRA Antisemitism Definition
DNC & RNC: ADOPT THE IHRA DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM
WoMen For All is calling on the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism in honor of #HolocaustSHEros Fela Szeps and Rozka Korczak-Marla.
Women For All published its petition to the DNC on Sunday, August 12, 2018, the one-year anniversary of Charlottesville. Our petition has garnered press attention from Algemeiner, Legal Insurrection, JNS, Pluralist, Cleveland Jewish News, Make Muse andTIMES OF ISRAEL.
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Fela Szeps was a brave Zionist leader of the Gordonia group from Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland, who organized to counter the spiking antisemitism of the day. An excellent student, Fela communicated with Gordonia’s main office in Warsaw whose leaders visited her family’s home. Fela Szeps had hoped to move to Palestine but Hitler invaded Poland and she was trapped and abducted along with her sister Bathsheba and trafficked to women’s slave labor camp Grünberg/Schlesien. There she recorded the suffering of Jewish girls who were brutalized in a spinning mill just like many others in the underground network of slave labor camps known as Organization Schmelt.
A former psychology student at the University of Warsaw, Fela took it upon herself to boost morale by imparting the cultural lessons of her faith to her fellow inmates, reminding them when it was a holiday, imbuing them with pride and hope, and writing copious notes, which her sister somehow preserved.
Fela Szeps died a day after liberation on May 9th, 1945 in Volary, Czechoslovakia after enduring a 106-day death march that began with 1,350 Jewish girls and ended with less than a third of them making it through a bitter cold terrain that spanned 550 miles from Upper Silesia to Sudetenland alive as the Nazis tried to evade Soviet troops and Allies after Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945. Fela made it to the finish line and managed to write rousing prose up until the end, empowering legions of girls, including subjects of By A Thread Film like the indomitable Adela Manheim of LA.
The epitaph on her tombstone in Volary was taken from her diary and inscribed by her sister: “The day of liberation, my dear sister, was for you a day of bitter sleep.”
May we never forget tireless writer, fighter and sister Fela Szeps whose courage and eloquence were a beacon to so many during the Holocaust and today. This petition is in honor of #HolocaustSHEro and #WomenOfValor Fela Szeps.
Democrats Say NO to antisemitism!
To combat the rising surge of antisemitism within the Democratic party, we feel it’s important to define antisemitism. The rightwing version of antisemitism is easy to spot, but the leftwing version often hides behind a mask. Sign and Share
UK Labour Student Wing: Labour Students National Committee passes statement calling on the Labour Party to immediately adopt the full IHRA definition of antisemitism and begin rebuilding relations with the Jewish community.
The Atlantic: Jeremy Corbyn’s Ironically Ahistorical Anti-Semitism