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More Background on Kapo Nun, Sister Gemma Del Duca

September 29, 2012

Center in Israel aims for Jewish-Catholic connections

September 20, 2012

Dave Zuchowski – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Shortly after moving to Israel in 1975, Sister Gemma Del Duca began to realize how important the Holocaust is to the Jewish people.

A native of Greensburg, a Sister of Charity and former chair of the history department at Seton Hill University, Sister Gemma said her growing awareness of the depth of their feelings reminded her of the words of Catholic [Talmudist] prelate, Father Isaac Jacob, OSB, who worked to build the Benedictine Center of Tel Gamaliel in [Counterfeit] Israel and stressed the importance of educating people about the Holocaust and the need for developing a dialogue with the Jewish people.

“After working in Israel to open the Jewish-Catholic dialogue I was struck with the idea of establishing a National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University,” recalled Sister Gemma, now 80.

She took the idea to university president JoAnne Boyle. Then, shortly afterward, Pope John Paul II visited the United States and urged Catholics to recognize the significance of the Holocaust and “to promote the necessary historical and religious studies on this event which concerns the whole of humanity today.”

His words gave even more impetus to Sister Gemma’s desire to establish the center, which has a mission to “counter anti-Semitism and foster Catholic-Jewish relations by making the fruits of Holocaust scholarship accessible to educators at every level, especially to those working in Catholic colleges and universities in the United States.”

The education center was established in 1987, and Sister Gemma returned to Israel as the university’s liaison, making connections with Jewish institutions such as Yad Vashem, the Isaac Jacob Institute for [Talmudic] Law and Hebrew University.

The center is now headed by Sister Lois Sculco.

Sister Gemma continues to travel back and forth to Israel to further Holocaust education and serves as the university’s representative in its cooperative program with the Yad Vashem World Center for Holocaust Research, Education, Documentation and Commemoration.

Sister Gemma has a doctorate in Ibero-American studies from the University of New Mexico; a master’s of sacred sciences in theology from the Pontifical Institute, Regina Mundi, Rome; and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Seton Hill.

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the conference, she said, seeks to enhance Catholic-Jewish understanding by “educating the educators” in the hope of reaching the whole of humanity.

The Ethel LeFrak Holocaust Education Conference Endowment Fund supports the conference’s speakers and sponsors its art, music and film events.

“Together with deeply committed scholars, we will look at future challenges in the study and teaching of the Shoah, the Hebrew word for Holocaust, in a fast-moving, changing world, where technology can dictate political, economic and social changes,” Sister Gemma said. “The study of the Holocaust has much to teach about the danger of dictatorship; about the necessity to be guided by religious, ethical principles and universal human values; and about the difficulty and importance of maintaining human dignity in extreme situations.”

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-east/center-in-israel-aims-for-jewish-catholic-connections-654199/

Also see:

Nun-Accomplice to Counterfeit Israel’s ‘Holocaust’ Proselytism to Speak at College of Saint Elizabeth

Sister in Holocaustian Faith Celebrates National ‘Catholic’ Center for ‘Holocaust’ Subversion’s 25th Anniversary

News From the Occupied Pennsylvania Diocese

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Secret to (Worldly) Success

February 18, 2012

“… even though the Shoah [“The Holocaust”] belongs uniquely to the Jewish people, to remember it is the duty of all humanity.

“To forget [‘The Holocaust’] is disastrous, dangerous, and heretical.”

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan put on the ‘Holocaust’ headphones at his [requisite to advancement] pilgrimage to counterfeit Israel’s Yad Vashem ‘Holocaust’ ‘museum’ on January 30, 2011. He left his raucous guffaws, inane jokes and cheese hat at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. At Yad Vashem’s ‘Hall of Names’ we witness a display of seriousness and devotion from Dolan perhaps even more extreme than his irreverence and clownishness at the most sanctified Christian times and places. Dolan offers us a jarring study in contrast. This depraved example from Dolan inculcates the same depravity in his followers.

On January 30, 2011, following Hasidic tradition, an uncharacteristically pious and serious Timothy Dolan puts his “kvitel” (intentional prayer) in a crack of ‘The Wailing Wall’ in counterfeit Jerusalem, which in all likelihood is not part of the Temple which Jesus foretold would be destroyed to the degree that not even one stone would be left standing on another (Matthew 24;22). Dolan and similar philorabbinic ‘Christians’ suggest by such ruses that there is some spiritual, religious presence to a place that Jesus said is desolate (Matthew 23;38-39).

On February 18, 2012, two weeks following Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s requisite public submission to Zionism and Holocaustolatry he is rewarded with a red hat. At the ceremony Dolan comments that red symbolizes unconditional love of the faith even unto shedding of blood. I have no doubt that Timothy Dolan would sooner shed blood for ‘The Holocaust’ than defend the Gospel that he and his brothers in the ‘Holocaust’ faith trample upon with impunity.

Also see:

Pick Noahide A or Noahide B

NY Archbishop Dolan: “The Holocaust” “Demands” “Memory,” “To Forget is Heretical”

Bishop Dolan Asked Rabbi of Talmud to Intervene For Him in Heaven

This is Rabbinic “Balance:” A Kosher-Slaughtered Gospel

NY’s New Archbishop Gets Straight to Work


Auschwitz “The Golgotha of the Modern World”

Nun-Accomplice to Counterfeit Israel’s ‘Holocaust’ Proselytism to Speak at College of Saint Elizabeth

November 15, 2011

Sr. Gemma lives in [Counterfeit] Israel since 1975, and has led seminars at Yad Vashem [Counterfeit] Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem for more than 20 years as an educator at the international School of [Counterfeit] Holocaust Education. Her association with Yad Vashem began in 1987 when she approached the administrators with her idea to host seminars for Catholic educators in response to Pope John Paul II’s call to recognize the significance of the [Counterfeit] Holocaust.

“Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you go round about the sea and the land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.”

Leading Holocaust Educator Sister Gemma Del Duca Speaks at the College of Saint Elizabeth, November 16, 2011

Fran Sullivan – Morristown Green

November 10, 2011

Internationally known Holocaust educator Sister Gemma Del Duca, S.C., leads an interfaith dialogue entitled, Teaching Catholics about the Holocaust, Wednesday, November 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in Dolan Performance Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the CSE Holocaust Education Resource Center.

Well Respected Leader in Holocaust Education Addresses College Audience
Sr. Gemma is the founder and co-director of Seton Hill University’s National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Greensburg, Pa., and she is also the former chair of the history department at the university.

Sr. Gemma lives in Israel since 1975, and has led seminars at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem for more than 20 years as an educator at the international School of Holocaust Education. Her association with Yad Vashem began in 1987 when she approached the administrators with her idea to host seminars for Catholic educators in response to Pope John Paul II’s call to recognize the significance of the Holocaust. The seminars are intended for groups of Catholic educators and clergy, primarily from the United States. According to Yad Vashem’s records, hundreds of educators have taken part in the seminars. Her presence as lecturer and coordinator of the program is one of its most important components, according to Ephraim Kaye, who works with international educators at Yad Vashem.

“(Sr.) Gemma is the person who opened the door here to bringing Catholic educators to Yad Vashem,” said Kaye, “They have been a real dedicated and determined group of people who take back what they have learned here. We have (Sr.) Gemma to thank for that. It is really not to be taken for granted.”

In 2007, Yad Vashem honored Sr. Gemma with the Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education. She is the first non-Jewish and non-Israeli recipient.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey, the College of Saint Elizabeth enrolls more than 2,100 full- and part-time students in more than 25 undergraduate, 10 graduate and one doctoral degree programs. For information on other activities or programs, visit the College of Saint Elizabeth web site at http://www.cse.edu.

http://morristowngreen.com/2011/11/10/leading-holocaust-educator-sister-gemma-del-duca-speaks-at-the-college-of-saint-elizabeth-november-16-2011/

Italian Children to the Guilt Chambers

June 27, 2011

Israel will Train Italian Teachers to Teach About Holocaust

Gil Ronen – Arutz Sheva

June 13, 2011

Education Minister Gideon Saar and his Italian counterpart, Mariastella Gelmini, signed cooperation agreements Monday for training Italian teachers in Holocaust education, and for bilateral youth exchanges. The agreements were signed in the course of today’s joint Israeli-Italian government meeting in Rome.

The agreement on training Italian teachers in Holocaust education is the first of its kind. The Italian Education Ministry will, on an annual basis, select teachers to attend special training at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. These teachers will then teach the subject in Italian secondary schools. Previous training in teaching the Holocaust has been carried out in non-governmental frameworks.

Minister Saar said that, “Enhancing Holocaust studies around the world, especially in Europe, constitutes a bulwark against forgetting and denying the Holocaust.

According to the second agreement, a joint steering committee will be established to work on advancing bilateral youth exchanges. Education Minister Saar said that, “It is important to strengthen the deep links between Italy and Israel by boosting the brave friendship between our peoples. Friendly meetings between youth will help guarantee future relations.”

Another agreement signed Monday between Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and his Italian counterpart, Franco Frattini, also provides for the advancement of bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, research and higher education.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/144906

"Lessons from the Holocaust to be shared with Catholic students"

January 20, 2011

Cardinal Pole’s Blog: “Lessons from the Holocaust to be shared with Catholic students”

This Week in Holocaustolatry

March 16, 2010

Cardinal Dziwisz, JPII’s assistant, the scoundrel who silenced Fr. Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski from revealing the identities of 39 Communist secret police collaborator priests in the Archdiocese of Krakow, sanctifying the idol of Holocaustolatry at Yad Vashem, March 15, 2010.

The pious, yarmulke wearing hand puppet, Joe Biden at Yad Vashem March 9, 2010 who recited “[Counterfeit] Israel is a central bolt in the world’s existence.”

Pope Marks 4th Week of Advent, 51st Week of Holocaustolatry

December 22, 2009

This is the fourth week of Advent, the week of the feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, the second most important feast of Christian calendar, which is celebrated once each year. The most important feast of the Noahide calendar is the feast of ‘The Holocaust’ which is celebrated through January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

This bizarre address from ‘the holy father’ so close to the feast of the Nativity is scandalous and treacherous. There is nothing about Yad Vashem that even hints of forgiveness–for crimes real or imagined. Yad Vashem emanates tyranny by guilt–guilt with no end. Yad Vashem itself represents tribal hate which “without justification has sent millions of human beings to their death and continues to kill,” even as the Pope exalts it. It’s a monument to the primacy of one tribe’s suffering and the negation of the suffering of all others; to one tribe’s memory and the eradication of the memory of all others.

The pope has made himself an accomplice to Judaic tribal savagery. Not even during the week of the Nativity of the Lord who he presumes to represent will he pause from this evil. As far as I am concerned, the pope can put his Advent Yad Vashem sermon in his hexagram hat and burn it.

Holy Father Recalls Yad Vashem Visit

Calls Experience “Overwhelming”

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is describing his visit in May to Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial as an “overwhelming” encounter with hatred.

The Pope stated this today in a traditional meeting with the Roman Curia and other officials for the exchange of Christmas greetings. In his address, the Holy Father recalled some of the major events of 2009, including his visit to Jordan and the Holy Land.

The Pontiff made a special mention of his closeness to the people of Israel, the victims of Nazi cruelty, and his visit to the memorial where he placed a wreath in honor of the dead and met with survivors of the Holocaust.

The visit to Yad Vashem was an “overwhelming encounter with the cruelty of human sin and the hatred of a blind ideology that, without justification, sent millions of human beings to their death,” he said.

In this, the Holy Father continued, there was an attempt “to chase God himself from the world, the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob, and the God of Jesus Christ.”

“Thus,” he said, “Yad Vashem is first of all a commemorative monument against hatred, a heartfelt call for purification and forgiveness, a plea for love.”

Benedict XVI added, “This very monument against human sin lent greater significance to my visits to the places of the faith and made their unaltered relevance today even more perceptible.”

He thanked the king of Jordan for working in an “exemplary manner” for the peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims.

The Pope expressed gratitude toward the Israeli authorities for their work “to ensure my visit could take place peacefully and securely.”

He also thanked the Palestinian Authority for the opportunity to celebrate a public liturgy in Bethlehem, and to observe the “suffering and the hopes present in their territory.”

http://www.zenit.org/article-27908?l=english

Catholic School Teachers Programmed to "Bear Witness" to Holocaustolatry

July 30, 2009

“Advanced” Holocaustolatry:

In Israel, Catholic School Teachers Study Anti-Semitism & the Holocaust

New York, NY, July 30, 2009 … Catholic school teachers from around the country traveled to Israel to learn about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) nationally acclaimed Bearing Witness Advanced program.

Bearing Witness Advanced provides educators with an opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of Israel against the backdrop of Jewish history, the Holocaust and Catholic-Jewish relations.

“Combining experts’ knowledge of the Holocaust with the words of those who experienced it can have a unique and powerful impact,” said Dr. Ed S. Alster, ADL’s Director of Education. “The teachers learned firsthand how anti-Semitism can lead to tragedy if left unchecked. The experience should enable them to convey these lessons to their students more effectively.”

At Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, the teachers heard from Holocaust survivors, historians and pedagogical experts. They also visited Christian and Jewish holy sites, and met with interfaith experts. To lend a contemporary sense of Israel, the group traveled around the country, and met with authors, journalists and political analysts.

To prepare for the trip, the educators attended an introductory seminar at Seton Hall University with Holocaust and anti-Semitism experts.

The 19 participants in the 2009 Bearing Witness Advanced seminar hailed from Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. All are graduates of regional ADL Bearing Witness programs.

Since its inception, Bearing Witness has trained more than 1,000 Catholic school educators across the country. In 1998 it became an ADL nationally sponsored program and ADL regional offices began replicating the initiative in 2002. Bearing Witness is endorsed by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/5573_31.htm

see:

Fact Sheet on the ADL

Rabbis Preach Guilt in Catholic Schools

New Testament and Catholic Schools Processed by Talmudic Dialectics

Cardinal Keeler Honored by ADL

NY’s New Archbishop Gets Straight to Work

USCCB Still Foisting Shoah Business on Catholics

Chief Rabbis Ask Pope for Holocaust Studies in Catholic Schools

neoBolshevik Warfare Taking Place in Catholic Classrooms

Bad Advice From the Pope

“Auschwitz: Beginning of a New Era?”

Catholic School Teachers Programmed to "Bear Witness" to Holocaustolatry

July 30, 2009

“Advanced” Holocaustolatry:

In Israel, Catholic School Teachers Study Anti-Semitism & the Holocaust

New York, NY, July 30, 2009 … Catholic school teachers from around the country traveled to Israel to learn about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) nationally acclaimed Bearing Witness Advanced program.

Bearing Witness Advanced provides educators with an opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of Israel against the backdrop of Jewish history, the Holocaust and Catholic-Jewish relations.

“Combining experts’ knowledge of the Holocaust with the words of those who experienced it can have a unique and powerful impact,” said Dr. Ed S. Alster, ADL’s Director of Education. “The teachers learned firsthand how anti-Semitism can lead to tragedy if left unchecked. The experience should enable them to convey these lessons to their students more effectively.”

At Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, the teachers heard from Holocaust survivors, historians and pedagogical experts. They also visited Christian and Jewish holy sites, and met with interfaith experts. To lend a contemporary sense of Israel, the group traveled around the country, and met with authors, journalists and political analysts.

To prepare for the trip, the educators attended an introductory seminar at Seton Hall University with Holocaust and anti-Semitism experts.

The 19 participants in the 2009 Bearing Witness Advanced seminar hailed from Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. All are graduates of regional ADL Bearing Witness programs.

Since its inception, Bearing Witness has trained more than 1,000 Catholic school educators across the country. In 1998 it became an ADL nationally sponsored program and ADL regional offices began replicating the initiative in 2002. Bearing Witness is endorsed by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/5573_31.htm

see:

Fact Sheet on the ADL

Rabbis Preach Guilt in Catholic Schools

New Testament and Catholic Schools Processed by Talmudic Dialectics

Cardinal Keeler Honored by ADL

NY’s New Archbishop Gets Straight to Work

USCCB Still Foisting Shoah Business on Catholics

Chief Rabbis Ask Pope for Holocaust Studies in Catholic Schools

neoBolshevik Warfare Taking Place in Catholic Classrooms

Bad Advice From the Pope

“Auschwitz: Beginning of a New Era?”

From Yad Vashem to Your Child’s Mind via ‘Catholic’ ‘Education’

July 23, 2009

This should be read in tandem with THIS, THIS, and THIS.

Catholic students create Holocaust memorial exhibit

Jordan J. Hay – Jewish Tribune

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

TORONTO – A group of about 100 students from Toronto’s Neil McNeil Catholic Secondary School created a Holocaust memorial exhibit in school this year. The project, conceived and administered by Art and English teacher Mary Capin, consists of original artwork and poetry by students aged 14-18.

Capin, who studied Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, feels educating students on the Holocaust is vital, “because they don’t always know.”

All of Capin’s students participated over a three-week period, either by creating a piece of mixed-media art inspired by actual Holocaust-era photographs or by composing a poem inspired by their classmate’s artwork. The one-day exhibit was held in the McNeil gymnasium.

“They were very focused on this; they took it very seriously. I told them, ‘This is not to be rushed; this is an important assignment,’” said Capin.

The display was divided into seven time-sequenced sections – Boycott of Jewish Businesses, Nuremberg Race Laws, Labelling, Ghettos, Deportation, Concentration Camps and The Final Solution – with each depicting works showcasing student’s perspectives of each category.

Capin believes similar projects should be mandatory in all school systems, citing the importance of teaching non-violence and tolerance to youth.

“They’ve become desensitized to violence; it’s disturbing. They lose the sense of humanity and human connection,” said Capin.

“These kids are being moved by it; a lot of them didn’t know,” she added.

While the exhibit is no longer on display, Capin hopes to find it a permanent home and to present the works during Holocaust Education Week in November.

http://www.jewishtribune.ca/TribuneV2/index.php/200907221837/Catholic-students-create-Holocaust-memorial-exhibit.html