Why the bombing Auschwitz argument still matters

January 22, 2020 by  
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In his 1989 book From Beirut to Jerusalem, columnist Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, wrote, “Israel is becoming Yad Vashem with an Air Force.” Read more

Total of 2.3 million people visited Auschwitz in 2019, setting new record

January 12, 2020 by  
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A record 2.32 million people visited the sites of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Poland last year, the Auschwitz Memorial announced recently. Read more

Italian Jewish survivor of Auschwitz dies at age 91

December 11, 2019 by  
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A man considered the last remaining survivor of Roman Jews who were deported from Italy’s capital to Nazi death camps during World War II died on Sunday at the age of 91. Read more

Truth is not selective: Poland vs. Netflix

November 19, 2019 by  
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Poland’s government won an important victory on the battleground of history last week. Read more

Auschwitz exhibit examines faith as a mechanism for survival during the Holocaust

July 2, 2019 by  
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An exhibition that offers the public a glimpse into the role of faith as a mechanism for survival during the Holocaust opened at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland on Monday. Read more

Documentary Wins Tropfest’s People Choice Award

February 15, 2017 by  
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In the past 13 months Sydney Jewish Museum guide Olga Horak has spoken on a podium with the Governor of NSW, had her portrait hung in the National Portrait Gallery and now has been immortalised on film.

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Sharing a deeply personal experience…writes Isi Leibler

November 9, 2016 by  
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I am an octogenarian and one of the few who has both witnessed the tragedies and become engaged directly in the triumphs of the Jewish people in our time. Read more

March of the Living 2015

April 17, 2015 by  
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70 years after the end of the Second World War 11,000 participants, both  Jews and non-Jews, joined the 27th March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Read more

Pop star with a conscience?…asks Keren Cook

March 1, 2015 by  
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I must admit when I saw pop star legend Katy Perry had recently visited Auschwitz death camp, I was surprised and impressed, all at once. Read more

93-yr-old Auschwitz guard to face court

February 3, 2015 by  
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Oskar Groening, a 93-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz death camp, will go on trial in Germany in April on at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in New Zealand’s capital.

January 29, 2015 by  
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Due to the significance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the commemoration of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day was more extensive in New Zealand this year. Read more

Josh Frydenberg at Auschwitz

January 28, 2015 by  
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Among the world dignitaries attending the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was Australian Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

Sydney remembers Auschwitz

January 28, 2015 by  
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Around 350 members of the community including diplomats from many countries, gathered at the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) to commemorate 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, victims and leaders mark 70 years since Auschwitz liberation

January 28, 2015 by  
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More than 300 Holocaust survivors along with world leaders gathered at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Tuesday to commemorate the 1.1 million people killed there, as well as the millions of other victims killed during the Holocaust, as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

An attic reveals its secret

January 5, 2015 by  
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A roof in need of repair in the Slovakian city of Presov has provided a Sydney family with memories of a precious past…a cache of photographs, documents and personal effects hidden by a rabbi before he was transported to his death in Auschwitz. Read more

New award for Holocaust stories

October 21, 2014 by  
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The inaugural Rosalind Sharbanee Meyer Writers Award was won by Dr Ross Halpin for his book The Essence of Survival, How Jewish Doctors Survived Auschwitz. Read more

New destination – new permanent exhibition at Auschwitz-Birkenau

June 17, 2013 by  
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The new Permanent Exhibition SHOAH at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Block 27 has been opened in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, other Israeli government ministers, Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Piotr Cywinski, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate and exhibition curator Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council Rabbi Israel Meir Lau and Holocaust survivors. Read more

NZ doubles Auschwitz support

June 17, 2013 by  
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The New Zealand government has doubled the grant of €50,000 it made in 2011 to support the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Site. Read more

Auschwitz remembered and enter Generation 3

January 28, 2013 by  
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Holocaust survivor Olga Horak told  her Holocaust story at the 68th anniversary commemoration of the liberty of Auschwitz in Sydney yesterday… followed by her grandson who spoke about the Holocaust from a third generation survivor’s perspective. Read more

NZ Prime Minister launches Holocaust project

January 25, 2013 by  
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New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key today will launch a unique, New Zealand-produced artistic educational project, ‘Shadows of Shoah’ at the official Auckland commemoration of the United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day (UNIHRD)…a move appreciated by Israel’s ambassador to new Zealand. Read more