Adam Strom

Adam Strom is the Director of The Re-Imagining Migration Project. He is the former Director of Scholarship and Innovation at Facing History and Ourselves. He authored, edited, and produced numerous digital, print and video resources and publications including Washington’s Rebuke to Bigotry: Reflections On Our First President’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation In Newport, Rhode Island, Stories of Identity: Religion, Migration and Belonging in a Changing World, Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1986, Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians.

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5 Resources to Explore on International Human Rights Day

Posted by Adam Strom on December 9, 2014

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Below are five resources that help make connections between struggles for human rights from history and our own lives today.

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Topics: Books, Choosing to Participate, Human Rights, Facing History Resources, Video, History

Give Bigotry No Sanction

Posted by Adam Strom on October 24, 2014

The recent row over Bill Maher and Ben Affleck's heated discussion of Islam on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher strikes me as an opportunity for a civic lesson–one rooted not in debating who is right or wrong, or who is bigoted or not, but one, that, in true Facing History and Ourselves fashion, is rooted in history. At Facing History, we have learned that history often provides a needed distance from which we can illuminate the present and inform more productive civic dialogue.

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Topics: Antisemitism, Choosing to Participate, Human Behavior, Human Rights, Facing History Resources, Religious Tolerance, News, Readings, Identity, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Resources, History

New Facing History eBook Explores Holocaust in German-Occupied Soviet Territory

Posted by Adam Strom on August 4, 2014

Facing history is difficult. Facing ourselves may be more so.


Shot by Shot: The Holocaust in German-Occupied Soviet Territory, a new eBook from Facing History published this month, asks us to do both.

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Topics: Antisemitism, Holocaust, Genocide/Collective Violence, History

The Quenelle and Antisemitism: How Do You Stop Hate?

Posted by Adam Strom on January 8, 2014

How do you stop hate? Over the holidays the formally obscure French word "quenelle" was the third most searched term on Google. Previously known as the term for a particular kind of French dumpling, the quenelle is now more widely associated with a hateful gesture popularized by the antisemitic French comedian and sometimes politician Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala. France 24, a 24 hour news network sponsored by the French government, explains:

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Topics: Antisemitism, Holocaust Education

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