#Holocaust

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Auschwitz-Birkenau: 4 out of 10 German students don′t know what it was | News | DW | 28.09.2017

Just 47 percent of 14- to 16-year-olds in Germany know that Auschwitz-Birkenau was a Nazi death camp, a survey shows. Its authors cite fewer history lessons as a reason.

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Reconstructed Auschwitz prisoner text details ′unimaginable′ suffering | Germany | DW | 09.10.2017

A newly reconstructed document written in 1944 by a Greek Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz tells of misery "the human mind can not imagine." The text was discovered buried in the ground at the Nazi extermination camp.

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Abba Kovner and Resistance in the Vilna Ghetto

Abba Kovner led resistance fighters in both the Vilna Ghetto and in the Rudninkai Forest against the murderous Nazi enemy during the Holocaust

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In film, survivor searches for US soldier who liberated him at Dachau | The Times of Israel

New documentary centers on Steve Ross, who was 'transformed' as a boy by an act of kindness in the concentration camp

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What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know

At 97, Ben Ferencz is the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive and he has a far-reaching message for today’s world

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

NBA Great Ray Allen Is on a Mission to Educate Everybody About the Holocaust

Ray Allen at the entrance of Auschwitz. (Image by Elan Kawesch) Last December, retired NBA champion Ray Allen was named a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by then-President Barack Obama. Allen said he was honored to be named to the o

Politics | Seriously???

New York Times Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day by Defending Iran and Smearing Israel | Jewish & Israel News Algemein

The New York Times marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with an editorial condemning what it called the American government’s “ominous tendency to demonize...

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You must remember this: Sultan Mohammed V protected the Jews of Casablanca

With anti-Semitism and Islamophobia on the rise, we should remember the enlightened example of the young Moroccan Sultan Mohammed V.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Honor a Holocaust Victim by Tattooing Her Number?

My teenage daughter would like to honor my mother by getting a tattoo of her Auschwitz number. We are quite divided on this issue. Can you please help?

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New documents reveal Allies knew of Holocaust years before previously assumed - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post

Despite the knowledge, the Allies did little to help stop the massacre at the hands of the Nazi regime.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Passed over by Nazis and Communists, remnants of Ukraine's last shtetl prepare to celebrate | The Times of Israel

Numbering just 50 today, the Jews of Bershad have managed to protect their 200-year-old clay synagogue through successive despotic regimes

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The Holocaust's Great Escape | History | Smithsonian

A remarkable discovery in Lithuania brings a legendary tale of survival back to life

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The White House Holocaust Horror

The White House's depraved logic for omitting the Jews from their Holocaust remembrance statement.

Politics | Politics

Musings and Meditations: Offending The Jews Via Overly PC Statements: Trump Doubles Down On Holocaust Remembrance Day

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My Parents’ Mixed Messages on the Holocaust

My mother and father survived with two different views of the world. Which one is right?

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My last Sabbath with Elie Wiesel, a giant of our era - NY Daily News

I was in North Carolina last week when Elisha Wiesel informed me that his father’s health had taken an irreversible turn for the worse.

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Elie Wiesel dies at 87; Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor

Elie Wiesel, the Nazi concentration camp survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author whose seminal work “Night” is regarded as one of the most powerful achievements in Holocaust literature, has died, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial said.

News | Interesting Stories

Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities

Politics | Politics

Court convicts Auschwitz guard, 94, as accessory to murder

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant was found guilty Friday of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to five years in prison for serving as an Auschwitz guard, in a verdict that survivors from the Nazi death camp hailed as a long overdue victor

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The Holocaust Without Jews – Attempts to de-legitimize Israel by universalizing the specific suffering of Jews in the Shoah

On Thursday, Israel will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah. As has been the custom for over six decades, a 2-minute air raid siren will be blared across the entire country and citizens from all walks of life will interrupt their daily routines f

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The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking - The New York Times

The Germans had vastly more work camps and ghettos than anyone knew.

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Auschwitz survivor is world's oldest man, Guinness says - CNN.com

A 112 year-old Israeli man, who is an Auschwitz survivor, has become the world's oldest living man, the Guinness World Records organization said Friday.

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Death of last Treblinka survivor points to post-witness era

The death of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg marks the passing of the last link to the notorious death camp of Treblinka, perhaps the most vivid example of Nazi Germany's attempt to destroy ...

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The BBC Flew A Drone Over Auschwitz. What They Caught On Film Sent Chills Down My Spine | Greenville Gazette

Recently, a drone flown by the BBC was flown over the remains of Auschwitz. This was one of the most infamous concentration camps from WWII and the release of the footage is timely, as the

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Survivor: Edith Frankie | Survivor

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Giving Jews Memory

Giving closure to restless, murdered Jews who did not get a burial place, Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois heals old wounds by documenting the truth.

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SS 'accountant of Auschwitz' going on trial in Germany | The Times of Israel

Oskar Groening, 93, recalls the 'atrocities,' admits feeling they were 'necessary,' and now faces 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

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Recalling the liberation of Bergen-Belsen - www.jewishaz.com: World

On April 15, 1945, the British Second Army entered Bergen-Belsen. One week later, prisoners in the concentration camp beat Rachel Genuth (my mother) until she lost consciousness. The 15-year-old had managed throughout the war to evade punishment at the ha

News | Media Bias

On Holocaust Memorial Day, BBC Asks 'Is it Time to Lay Holocaust to Rest?

On Int'l Holocaust Memorial Day BBC Tweet suggests it's time to forget the Holocaust; 'BBC has no moral compass regarding Jews or Israel.'

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Haunting then and now pictures of the town next to Auschwitz

The harrowing moment the Jewish residents of Polish town Oswiecim, renamed Auschwitz by the Nazis, were rounded up in the high street was caught on camera.

Politics | Malfeasance

Obama Leaves Holocaust Memorial Off His Schedule

Yesterday, President Obama was in India and took the time to toss rose petals on a monument memorializing Mahatma Gandhi. 

Politics | Politics

The White House Needs a Refresher Course on World War II History

Read into this what you will, but President Obama is building an impressive list of gaffes and protocol lapses related to Poland, World War II, and the Holocaust. During his campaign, Obama mixed up which concentration camp his uncle had liberated: it was

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Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories | World news | The Guardian

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Six survivors, some of whom will be returning to the site for the last time, tell Kate Connolly their stories

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On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Holocaust survivors and world leaders are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among those present.

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Holocaust survivor ADOPTS the grandson of Nazi commandant Rudolf Hoess seventy years after he murdered her parents and s

Eva Mozes Kor, 80, who lives in Indiana in the US, has found the compassion to forgive her Nazi tormentors - and has even unofficially adopted the grandson of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Hoess.

News | Interesting Stories

He Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust… And He Doesn’t Know They’re Sitting Next To Him.

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

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Auschwitz prisoner No. A7733 finally finds his family - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Jewish Scene: Menachem Bodner, a twin survivor of the Mengele experiments, lost his entire family when he was just a little boy. He is still searching for his twin brother, but recently found his first cousins in California thanks to a persistent genealo

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Iron gate bearing Nazis' 'Work sets you free' slogan stolen from former Dachau concentration camp in Germany

Security guards at the site, near Munich, discovered that the gate, measuring 75 by 37 inches and bearing the words 'Arbeit macht frei' was missing yesterday morning.

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93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged

Oskar Groening slapped with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for his service at the death camp

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What happened to Anne Frank after the Secret Annex? | The Times of Israel

70 years after their capture, the Frank girls' last seven months in camps is well documented, but still rarely discussed

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20 Photos That Change The Holocaust Narrative | Pop Chassid

It's time that we looked at the Holocaust differently. Here are twenty pictures to help us do just that.

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Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW) | Jewish

It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism

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Anne Frank arrested 70 years ago today: Read her last diary extract

Anne Frank, the young Jewish diarist celebrated for her courage and resilience while confined to a secret annex during the Second World War, was arrested 70 years ago today.

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EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust denied by students in Rialto school assignment

Dozens of Rialto eighth-graders questioned whether the Holocaust occurred in essays written for an in-class assignment this spring.

Rialto Unified School District administrators, besieged by criticism after the assignment became public in May, claimed at the time that none of the students who completed the assignment questioned or denied the Holocaust, but a survey of the students’ work by this news organization found numerous examples of students expressing doubt or flatly denying that the Holocaust occurred.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Walmart Apologizes for Decorative Poster of Nazis' Dachau Camp

Walmart and other retailers pulled a poster of Nazi Germany's Dachau concentration camp intended for home decoration.

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Ohio's newly dedicated Holocaust memorial seen as remembrance for victims, sign of hope for future

The monument remembers the millions who died in the Holocaust -- 6 million Jews and millions of people from other groups, including the mentally ill, homosexuals, gypsies, developmentally disabled and political dissidents.

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Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

Johann Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II.

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Palestinian professor pressured to resign after taking students to Auschwitz

Mohammed Dajani resigned amid row highlighting darkest taboos of conflict with Israel and each side's sense of victimhood in Holocaust and Nakba

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‘Juden Raus’: Nazi-era anti-Semitic board game where you deport the Jews

  Who would have guessed that the Holocaust wouldn’t make for a perfectly peachy board game for the little German children of the Third Reich? As it turns out, getting rid of all the Jews just isn’t that much fun. (Of course, given sound

Politics | Politics

Kitty Werthman Speech 2010 - How a Democracy beset by creeping Socialism became NAZI Germany

The gradual creeping of Socialism transformed a Democracy of mostly-Catholic good people into the dictatorship of Hilter's NAZI Germany. Little changes here ...

Music | Music

Wu-Tang Remedy Never Again

Song for the innocent victims of the second world war for the jews who died in that time