Jennifer Peto’s master’s thesis that argues certain Holocaust education programs are “racist” has become a family affair. In a letter published in the National Post, brother David Peto takes issue with his sister dedicating her thesis to their grandmother, and with her assertion that if their grandmother “were alive today, she would be right there with me protesting against Israeli apartheid.”
Brother Peto writes:
My sister is simply wrong; our grandmother would have been entirely opposed to her anti-Israel protests.
Our grandmother had a tremendous impact on my life, and her memory continues to be a source of strength and inspiration to my family. My daughter is named after her, and we pray that she will emulate her namesake. I cannot in good conscience allow my sister to misappropriate publicly our grandmother’s memory to suit her political ideology.
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