Get ShortlinkBy Sarah Breger
On Tuesday Harvard’s campus newspaper The Crimson published a full page ad from a Holocaust denial group, prompting outrage pretty much everywhere.
The Crimson reportedly received over 20 separate protest e-mails as well as a joint letter signed by over 30 undergraduates—including several Crimson editors. “Some of us are the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and were deeply hurt by the implication that those stories passed on to us of our past—of lives lost and families destroyed—were all lies concocted by a vast Jewish conspiracy,” the joint letter said.
The Crimson’s president wrote an open letter of apology the next day, calling the decision to publish a “miscommunication.”
“Unfortunately, with three weeks of vacation between submission and publication, that decision fell through the cracks.”
All money from the ad has been returned.