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Victoria Saker Woeste Headlines at the Museum of Tolerance

November 1, 2012, ABF news

On October 29, 2012, ABF Research Professor Victoria Saker Woeste gave a talk on her book, Henry Ford’s War on Jews on the Legal Battle against Hate Speech, at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA. Released in June 2012 by Stanford University Press, the book focuses on Henry Ford’s newspaper, the Dearborn Independent, which targeted Aaron Sapiro, a Jewish lawyer and organizer of agricultural co-ops, and other prominent Jews in a series of libelous articles.                                          

The Museum of Tolerance, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation sponsored the event, which featured an evening of conversation with the author, documentarian Michael Rose, and constitutional lawyer Stephen Rohde.  Over 300 people attended, including members of Aaron Sapiro’s extended family.

The program included the screening of a short, original documentary film by Michael Rose, which told the background story of Henry Ford, his rise to prominence and wealth, and his acquisition of the Dearborn Independent. The video contained stills and moving footage that had not been shown publicly before this event.

Professor Woeste’s book presentation expanded on the story of Aaron Sapiro’s lawsuit against Henry Ford that is the subject of her book. A round table discussion and question-and-answer session followed the presentation.

For more information on Henry Ford’s War on Jews and the Legal Battle against Hate Speech, please visit www.victoriawoeste.org.

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