The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

September 16, 2021 by  
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Next week, the United Nations is set to reinforce infamy. In the wings of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, it is to hold a 20th anniversary summit of its so-called World Conference against Racism that took place in Durban, South Africa, four days before the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Read more

Warsaw’s Jewish community buries remains found of unidentified Holocaust victim

September 15, 2021 by  
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Warsaw’s Jewish community buried the remains of an unidentified Holocaust victim on Tuesday, found in a building that was once part of the Warsaw Ghetto. Read more

Israel up in arms after Polish Parliament passes law limiting restitution of property lost in Holocaust

August 12, 2021 by  
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The Polish parliament approved on Wednesday a law limiting the ability of Holocaust survivors and descendants of Holocaust victims to reclaim their property, prompting Israeli officials to take action and issue harsh condemnations. Read more

German court to try 100-year-old former Nazi guard

August 4, 2021 by  
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A German court has set a date to try a 100-year-old former Nazi SS guard who served at a concentration camp outside of Berlin during World War II, a spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court said on Monday. Read more

Row between Israel and Poland over Holocaust property restitution escalates

June 28, 2021 by  
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The dispute between Israel and Poland over an amendment to a Polish law that would hinder Holocaust victims’ ability to claim their property in the country escalated Sunday when both countries summoned each other’s ambassadors for a dressing down. Read more

UAE becomes first Arab Gulf country to open Holocaust-education exhibit

June 4, 2021 by  
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In a continuing cultural relationship with Israel and the United Arab Emirates as part of the Abraham Accords, a museum in the United Arab Emirates debuted an exhibition about the Holocaust that also aims to raise awareness about anti-Semitism amid an increase in hate crimes against Jews worldwide. Read more

The growing cost of anti-Israel media bias

For one of The New York Times’ most devoted readers, the front-page spread published on May 28 essentially accusing Israel of murdering Palestinian children was the final straw. Read more

Six Holocaust survivors to tell their stories for generations to come

January 26, 2021 by  
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The Sydney Jewish Museum is currently undertaking a Dimensions in Testimony filming project, capturing six Holocaust survivors in three-dimensions. Read more

‘Restoring My Lost Childhood’: How children’s homes revived the youngest Holocaust survivors

January 24, 2021 by  
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It’s been 75 years, but Yaakov Guterman can still recall nearly everything about the nine months he lived in Zakopane, Poland. Read more

A lesson from history

December 1, 2020 by  
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I have been reading about The Hundred Years’ War between France and England by Jonathan Sumption the well-known and controversial barrister, former member of the Supreme Court of Great Britain. Read more

$2.5 million federal government grant to boost Adelaide Holocaust Museum education programs

October 16, 2020 by  
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The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre have welcomed the Australian Government’s contribution of $2.5m to continue developing the existing site, which will open to the public in November. Read more

Behind every Holocaust property there is a story

September 21, 2020 by  
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The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) is currently running its social media campaign,#MyPropertyStory: The Next Generations, to shine a light on the unprecedented theft of property from Jewish people and communities during the Shoah and its aftermath. Read more

US Army suspends officer for Holocaust joke on TikTok

September 2, 2020 by  
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The U.S. Army has suspended an officer who posted a video making a Holocaust joke to his more than 3 million subscribers on the video-sharing social-networking service TikTok. Read more

Twitter permanently bans David Duke

August 1, 2020 by  
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Twitter announced yesterday that it has permanently banned white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke for “repeated violations of the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct.” Read more

26 million documents 21 million names

April 16, 2020 by  
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A remarkable “paper monument,” the only one of its kind, is available on the internet with almost all the historical collections held by the Arolsen Archives documenting victims of Nazi persecution are now online. 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

Church of England report says centuries of Christian antisemitism led to Holocaust

November 24, 2019 by  
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Christian theology played a part in the stereotyping and persecution of Jewish people that ultimately led to the Holocaust, according to a new report released by the Church of England. Read more

Accounting for evil: Wollongong PhD examines role of numbers in Nazi Germany

August 4, 2019 by  
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At first glance, Dr Erin Twyford’s PhD is about numbers. But, dig a little deeper, and it becomes apparent that her thesis is actually about people. Read more

Intermarriage a second Holocaust: The WJC responds

July 11, 2019 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has responded to remarks by Israel’s Education Minister Rafi Peretz likening intermarriage to a ‘second Holocaust’. Read more

Dutch railways planning to compensate Holocaust survivors and relatives

June 28, 2019 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the intention of the Dutch national railway Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), to offer financial compensation to the survivors and relatives of Holocaust victims who were transported via Dutch rail to Nazi concentrations camps during World War II. Read more

Tolerance Museums: A Failing Franchise? 

June 28, 2019 by  
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The monumental US$250-million building for the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem (MOTJ) is scheduled to open sometime in 2020. Read more

Polish prime minister: Restitution to Holocaust victims a ‘victory for Hitler’

May 21, 2019 by  
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday that was Poland to pay restitution for those whose property was stolen in the Holocaust it would violate “international law and would also be a posthumous victory for Hitler;” therefore, “something like this will never happen.” Read more

Polish anti-Semitism is serious, but Yair Lapid is overreaching

May 12, 2019 by  
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Over the last year, Yair Lapid, the co-chair of Israel’s opposition Blue and White Party, has made several outspoken statements about Poland, Polish anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Read more

March of the Living founder: ‘The only thing worse than Auschwitz is the world forgetting Auschwitz’

May 3, 2019 by  
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On Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah) on May 2, under the theme “Say No to Anti-Semitism,” more than 10,000 Jewish and non-Jewish youth from 40 different countries, together with dozens of Holocaust survivors and dignitaries from around the world, participated in the 31st annual International March of the Living to pay tribute to all victims of the Holocaust and call for an end to anti-Semitism. Read more

Frank Lowy doc…a clip

May 1, 2019 by  
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Having survived the Holocaust, Sir Frank Lowy went on to become one of Australia’s wealthiest people, with a net worth of over $6 billion. Read more

Yad Vashem seeks names of unknown victims

April 5, 2019 by  
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Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfil its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Read more

Getting to the truth about the Vatican and the Holocaust

Historians have long sought access to the Vatican’s private World War II-era archives. Read more

Holocaust denial, purposeful dementia and Israel

Memory loss can be a terrible disease. In the best case, it affects our recall of the minor details of an event, but in the worst case, such as with Alzheimer’s disease, it can lead to complete distortion of the past. Read more

How not to remember the Holocaust

January 28, 2019 by  
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While Israel and Jewish communities commemorate the Holocaust with a Yom Hashoah on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan (which this year falls on May 2), the rest of the world does so on Jan. 27, which marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945. Read more

Putin plays with the Holocaust

November 21, 2018 by  
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Back in January, the unlikely figure of Paddington Bear—the cuddly, bright-eyed cub much adored by young children down the years—ran afoul of the Russian government. Read more

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