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Prof. Sunil Sahu Discusses 'Holocaust Denial' Conference With Newspaper

December 12, 2006

Sunil Sahu.jpgDecember 12, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - A conference being held by Iran to examine whether the Holocaust really occurred -- a theory embraced by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- is being condemned by the United States, Germany and Israel, along with people throughout the world. "Ahmadinejad hopes to shed light on Israel’s actions toward Palestinians by staging this conference, said Sunil Sahu, a political science professor at DePauw University in Greencastle," notes a story in today's Terre Haute Tribune-Star.

Dr. Sahu tells the newspaper, "That is the main focus, and actually, there are very few people who subscribe to the notion that the Holocaust did not happen."

Austin Arceo of the Tribune-Star, a 2006 DePauw graduate, writes, "Sahu added that North America and Europe has paid more attention to the conference than Iranians. He believes that Ahmadinejad is an extremist who is using a diversionary tactic with the conference. 'In fact, there are some moderate Iranians who don’t like Ahmadinejad’s viewpoint,' Sahu said, 'but by doing this kind of thing, he’s kind of a rabble-rouser.'"

Read the complete article at the newspaper's Web site.

Sunil K. Sahu, Frank L. Hall Professor of Political Science at DePauw, was recently appointed by the College Board to a three-year term on the Advanced Placement Comparative Government and Politics Development Committee.  In 2003, the professor met with president of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

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