$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

Benjamin Netanyahu and Sara attend Ponary memorial ceremony in Vilnius

August 26, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have participated in a memorial ceremony at the Ponary memorial in remembrance of the 70,000 Vilnius Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Read more

International legal group works to remove Holocaust-denial content on Facebook

July 26, 2018 by  
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The Lawfare Project filed take-down notices this week against Facebook posts denying the Holocaust and containing anti-Semitic material, successfully leading to several posts being removed or blocked by Facebook in a number of countries. Read more

Former Chief Rabbi: Poles ‘shot selves in foot’ with Holocaust law

July 9, 2018 by  
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The controversy surrounding a Polish law that criminalises “defamation of Poland” by accusing the Polish state of complicity in Nazi crimes during World War II was a   self-inflicted wound, former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau said on Sunday.

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Must Jews and Poles keep fighting about the Holocaust?

It’s never wise to get into an argument about the Holocaust with Yad Vashem…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Holocaust documentor Claude Lanzmann dead at 92

July 6, 2018 by  
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World-renowned filmmaker and director Claude Lanzmann passed away earlier today at the age of 92 in France. Read more

Polish moves to rescind criminal penalty from Holocaust Law

June 28, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s decision to recommend to parliament that it reopen discussions on its new Holocaust Law so as to rescind criminal penalty for suggesting that Poles bore some responsibility for the destruction of Polish Jewry.  Read more

Jewish NGO condemns ‘wholesale misappropriation’ of Holocaust amid outcry over US border policy

June 21, 2018 by  
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The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights NGO that teaches the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust, has denounced the “wholesale misappropriation” of the Holocaust amid on the ongoing outcry over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from migrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Advocate speakers represent four major human rights issues in Australia

June 21, 2018 by  
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The Sydney Jewish Museum has hosted an engaging and dynamic panel of speakers, who explored four major human rights issues facing Australia today. Read more

Post Purim hangovers

March 2, 2018 by  
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Once the Purim carnival festivities are over and the masks removed the real world again intrudes into our daily lives. Read more

Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism on social media up 30 percent in January 2018

February 18, 2018 by  
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The use of anti-Semitic symbols and posts denying the Holocaust increased dramatically in January 2018 compared to the same period in 2016, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) found in a recent study commissioned ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

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