AS A SON OF AN AUSCHWITZ SURVIVOR I TAKE PERSONAL AFRONT TO THIS USE OF LANGUAGE AND ITS USE TO ATTACK A MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO CARES ABOUT ITS REPUTATION!
Regardless of your personal involvement with David Levy, in running the LSR conference and any other pursuits you might have that is your own business.
However as far as ACE is concerned you can not act by yourself (regardless of your current role and historical contribution) but must act in unison with the steering committee (of which I am a member). You deliberatly tie ACE by claiming its co-located with LSR (which is a false statement since they occur at different dates) and thus with David Levy a fact we have not been consulted about but which we have raised more than once.
So far we have treated the matter with cotton gloves (despite your behavior and the tone of your last email - to which Leif was not privy) out of a feeling of loyalty and camaraderie to a person we considered our friend despite the fact that recent events and communication have made us physically ill! However there is a limit to everything and you have crossed every possible line. This has gone long enough and must stop NOW
Since the ACE submission deadline is on Sunday (15) I suggest (only to use a polite term) we skype on Monday to discuss all pending issues regarding ACE and this escalating situation. This will allow us to examine the submission status and for tempers to calm (all I will say is that its a good thing you are not in close proximity).
In the mean time I suggest (again only for the use of polite language) you do the following:
1. Provide admin access to the submission system to all steering committee members
2. Refllect on what you have wrote in this and previous emails
3. Seek some help in pursuing said reflcetion
4. Calmly phrase your appology not only to the recipients of this email but to the memory of the murdered souls you have invoked (that include several members of my immediate family)
5. Let us know what time on Monday will be good. We all have research to conduct as well in case that has escaped your notice.
If you continue in your refusal to discuss this issue, which is your obligation towards the steering committee than rest assured a statement will be issued without any further consultation.
I shall now try to compose myself enough to continue writing the research paper I was writing for a deadline tomorrow, in the hope of having a nice weekend. A hope that has now been shattered.
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