January 9, 2018 by  
Filed under News

The World Jewish Congress has launched its second annual #WeRemember initiative to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, genocide and xenophobia.  Read more

Not funny Larry

November 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News

Comedian and Seinfeld creator Larry David’s monologue on Saturday Night Live in which he joked about finding a date at a concentration camp has been heavily criticised. Read more

Hopes and fears – a video from Jewish Care

October 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured Articles

‘Hopes and Fears’ shows a group of Holocaust survivors explaining what hopes and fears they have for future generations and the world they live in. Read more

Poland’s proposed restitution law ‘excludes vast majority of Holocaust survivors and heirs’

October 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News

The World Jewish Congress has expressed “profound disappointment” in the Polish government’s proposed legislation for the restitution of confiscated property belong to Holocaust victims and their heirs. Read more

Denial: J-Wire giveaways

March 28, 2017 by  
Filed under News

J-Wire has double passes for Denial the riveting drama about the real-life showdown between historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) and notorious English Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall). Read more

Indifference has not gone away

January 31, 2017 by  
Filed under News

World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder has addressed an official Holocaust commemoration ceremony in the Greek capital Athens, and in recalling the tragedy that nearly destroyed the Jewish community in Greece, asked whether the world has really learnt the lessons of the Holocaust. Read more

WJC criticises ADL reaction to Trump statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 29, 2017 by  
Filed under News

The World Jewish Congress has responded to the Anti-Defamation League’s criticism of a statement made by US President Donald Trump on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Thousands of ‘We Remember’ photos to be projected at Auschwitz-Birkenau as World Jewish Congress campaign reaches millions world-wide

January 26, 2017 by  
Filed under News

Thousands of photos of people holding ‘We remember’ or ‘I remember’ signs in honor of the victims of the Holocaust are put on display on a giant screen at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from 24 until 26 January 2017, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Friday. Read more


January 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News

The Auschwitz Museum in Poland will join forces with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) this week to project thousands of photographs of people holding signs bearing the words “We Remember”, as part of the WJC’s global social media campaign to raise awareness of the Holocaust. Read more

Wielding the Holocaust stick…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

December 21, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured Articles

In late November, radical protesters in London attacked a Jewish communal building. As they wrestled with police at the gates, they screamed abuse about “baby killers!” and cried out, “It’s a Holocaust!” Read more

Ever Grateful

November 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Have You Heard?

A film shot in Melbourne in which six Holocaust survivors express their gratitude to strangers whose acts of kindness saved their lives will be screened later this month at the city’s Jewish Holocaust Centre. Read more

The Angel of Kaunas

December 31, 2015 by  
Filed under News

Electronics giant Philips is behind a book being written by Dutch author Jan Brokken on the story of Jan Zwartendijk, also known as the “Angel of Kaunas” and wants to hear from anyone whose family may have survived the Holocaust because of his help. Read more

Spreading the word

June 19, 2015 by  
Filed under News

Shmuel and Fredja Rothbard – both Holocaust survivors, landed in Auckland this week from Israel to begin a powerful journey sharing their remarkable survival stories to students and community groups. Read more

Payments for child Holocaust survivors

May 29, 2015 by  
Filed under News

Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), has announced that Holocaust survivors who were children at the time have begun to receive payments under a landmark agreement reached with the German government. Read more

94-yr-old Melbourne woman honoured by Holocaust Centre

Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre has held a special function to honour Dutch-born Melbourne resident Constance Koster, who saved the lives of Jewish children during the Second World War. Read more

In search of Lagi survivors

May 19, 2015 by  
Filed under News

A New Zealand author is seeking survivors or descendants of survivors who escaped the Holocaust through the Solf Tea Group… a cover to smuggle Jews out of Europe. Read more

The Holocaust: The Red Cross “lost its moral compass”

April 29, 2015 by  
Filed under News

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the world’s foremost humanitarian organization, and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) have commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps. Read more

Holocaust survivors in Israel observe Yom Hashoah

April 17, 2015 by  
Filed under News

Thousands of Holocaust survivors have observed Yom HaShoah—Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day—at ceremonies held today (Thursday, April 16) in the 57 residential facilities operated by The Jewish Agency for Israel’s sheltered housing subsidiary, Amigour.  Read more

Holocaust Survivors Ageing Faster Than Expected

April 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Articles

As we mark the seventieth year since the end of World War II and the liberation of concentration camps, the families of some Holocaust survivors, who are in the twilight of their lives, are experiencing an interesting phenomenon…writes David Werdiger. Read more

The Muslim Nation which saved Jews…

April 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Articles

During the Holocaust, many individuals and small groups risked their lives to save Jewish people….writes Barbara Heggen. Read more

Holocaust history and the lost generation…writes Jerry Amernic

April 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Articles

Years ago, I got the idea for a novel about the last living survivor of the Holocaust. Read more

The Buchenwald Ball released on line

April 7, 2015 by  
Filed under News

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Buchenwald, the makers of The Buchenwald Ball is being re-released on demand with all proceeds from downloads going towards a new documentary about Holocaust survivor…set in Melbourne’s Holocaust Museum. Read more

It is a long way to the Archibald

March 6, 2015 by  
Filed under News

A chance meeting at a Holocaust museum has resulted in a survivor being the subject of a portrait being entered for this year’s prestigious Archibald Prize.

Read more

Remembering Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert and his ‘two Londons’

February 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Articles

As reported yesterday, distinguished Holocaust historian Martin Gilbert has passed away. Fellow author Jerry Armenic knew him and pens some thoughts… Read more

Distinguished author Martin Gilbert passes away

February 5, 2015 by  
Filed under News

British-Jewish historian Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of United Kingdom prime minister Winston Churchill, has passed away from cancer at 78.  Read more

Kiwi educators at Yad Vashem

January 30, 2015 by  
Filed under News

A group of twenty New Zealand high school teachers and educators have been attending a course on Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Holocaust anniversary acknowledged by Aboriginal community

January 29, 2015 by  
Filed under News

The Aboriginal Medical Service in Sydney’s Redfern has acknowledged the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Jews from the Auschwitz death camp. Read more

President Rivlin addresses United Nations

January 29, 2015 by  
Filed under News

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York…and tells its members “never again”. Read more

A personal account of the liberation of the Bergen concentration camp

January 28, 2015 by  
Filed under News

Lt-Col Leonard Berney RA TD tells J-Wire of his participation and the events surrounding the liberation of the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Read more

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28, 2015 by  
Filed under News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spoke at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem at yesterday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration. Read more

Next Page »