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She was a member of the dwindling group of people who survived the holocaust because they were on Schindler's List. And Mrs. Schlesinger was one of the last of that group, known as the "Schindlerjuden," in the Chicago area, according to her daughters Aline Yolkut, Sabine Himmelfarb and Regine ...
A former spy who ventured behind German enemy lines in order to report Nazi troop movements will share her story with hundreds of people at Colorado State University. Marthe Cohn, a Jewish spy for French army intelligence and a holocaust survivor, will be speaking in the Lory student Center on CSU's ...

Democrats have won 24 of the last 25 elections in Illinois' 3rd Congressional district in the Chicago area. Now, a perennial candidate who is running unopposed for the GOP nomination in the March 20 primary should easily help to extend that record. Candidate Arthur Jones says the holocaust never ...
Joshua Kramer, who's active with Cleveland-area Jewish groups working with holocaust survivors, said he's "fixated and obsessed" with today's "outrage" culture over perceived faux pas of comedy performers. It has led him to an interest in holocaust humor, including its history, jokes that work and those ...
When the Polish government passed a bill on the eve of holocaust Remembrance Day in an effort to criminalize attributing responsibility for the holocaust to Poles, many Israeli leaders and Jews became furious considering the move tantamount to a form of holocaust denial. The proposed legislation ...
(JTA) -- A monument for Jews who were murdered in the holocaust in what is today Ukraine was vandalized by unidentified individuals who painted on it a swastika and the SS Nazi elite unit's symbol. The incident occurred earlier this month in the city of Ternopil, located about 80 miles east of the city of ...

Toward the end of my mother's life, she worried that when she and other holocaust survivor witnesses died the world would forget the holocaust. Or worse, that the world would minimize their sufferings or morally equate their sufferings with what some Polish and other citizens endured during World War II.
Sam Bloch, who fled the Nazi occupation of his Polish hometown with his mother and brother, joined the Jewish resistance that fought Germans in Belarus, and later helped organize large public assemblages of Jewish holocaust survivors, died on Feb. 5 at his home in the Rego Park section of Queens.
A controversial new law in Poland makes it illegal to accuse the nation of being complicit with Nazi crimes like the holocaust. It also outlaws the phrase "Polish death camps." Both are punishable by prison sentences of up to three years. The law has provoked an academic and diplomatic firestorm, drawing ...
Schloss has joined other holocaust survivors in participating in a virtual reality project by the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation to record interactive videos that can answer hundreds of questions -- a hologram, essentially. This means that an image of Schloss will be able to interact with ...
Seventh-day Adventists in Ukraine made the most of the UN-instituted International holocaust Remembrance Day 2018 by participating in a special day of remembrance. During the January 27 morning service at the Podol Spiritual Center in Kiev, Ukrainian Union Conference church region president ...
Lithuanian writer Ruta Vanagaite has a message for those upset by the Polish bill that criminalizes linking the Polish nation to Nazi atrocities in the holocaust: No law is needed to punish those who dare to challenge nationalist narratives in Eastern Europe and the whitewashing of the darker corners of their ...
Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical holocaust museum in Brooklyn. The 3-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum, located far from tourist crowds near the very edge of the borough, focuses on the experiences of Orthodox Jews during and after the holocaust.
That's because a new law, awaiting the president's signature, would impose a fine or up to three years in jail for anyone found guilty of blaming "the Polish nation" for the holocaust. It's an obvious, nationalistic move by the hard-right Law and Justice party, which rules Poland. But it raises tricky questions, ...
Moscow (JTA) -- An unidentified person wearing a ski mask hurled a smoke grenade into a Ukraine bookstore during a lecture about the holocaust. At least 45 people were attending a talk titled "A terrible story: The holocaust. Memory. Pain. Lessons" at the E bookstore on Monday evening in Lviv, a city ...
Stanley Bernath estimates that he tells the story of how he survived the holocaust 10 to 15 times a year. He's recounted his experience in front of students and professionals at schools, colleges and businesses for more than 40 years, along the way providing insight that's helped shape and inform countless ...
The great Jewish novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in Tel Aviv on 4 January. He was 85. Not a bad age, given his childhood tribulations in the Europe of the holocaust. But a loss is a loss whenever it comes. He described the holocaust as belonging "to the type of enormous experience which reduces one to ...

Warsaw -- Even as international pressure mounted on Poland to back away from a new law that would make it illegal to blame Poles for crimes committed by Nazi Germany, the Senate passed the legislation on Thursday. The bill, which sets prison penalties for using phrases like "Polish death camps" to ...
During World War II, Germans killed at least 3 million Jewish citizens of Poland and an additional 1.9 million non-Jewish Polish civilians, according to the U.S. holocaust Memorial Museum. And the Nazis established some of the most notorious extermination camps of the holocaust on Polish soil ...
31 January 2018 - More than seven decades after the end of the holocaust, Eva Lavi - the youngest living holocaust survivor saved by German industrialist Oskar Schindler - still feels guilty that she survived when so many of the Jewish children her age at that time were killed, including her cousins. "It was not easy to be a ...
Heinz Jakob "Coco" Schumann, the celebrated German jazz musician who was forced to play for Nazi officers at Auschwitz, has died at the age of 93. According to the BBC, Schumann's record label, Trikont, confirmed the musician's death, but did not specify the cause. Schumann was born in Berlin in 1924 ...
On November 1, 2005, a United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 designated January 27 as an annual International holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the victims. The Resolution establishing the International holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the UN to honor ...
Other feelings ebb away with time, although for the 90-odd-year-old contributors to holocaust: The Revenge Plot (Saturday, C4) there was no sign. This extraordinary film told a little-known story, its key players in some cases speaking frankly for the first time. It began in the forests outside Vilnius, Lithuania, ...
It is baffling why Poland's nationalist-controlled parliament would mark International holocaust Remembrance Day -- the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp on Polish soil -- with a needless, foolish and insulting draft bill that would penalize any ...
Speaking on the official government podcast, Merkel stressed the importance of highlighting intolerance because of a recent rise in anti-Jewish and other hate crimes. Her remarks came on International holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most ...
"What about this younger generation that is really going to have the responsibility of telling these stories?" Names, Not Numbers is a national program that turns participating eighth graders into documentarians primed to preserve the important personal histories of holocaust survivors. The program started ...
The words of poet, author and concentration camp survivor Gerty Spies, who died in Munich aged 100, were evoked at a holocaust Memorial Day event hosted by the Wiener Library archive, in Russell Square. The sold-out event, organised jointly by the Wiener Library and Camden Council, featured ...
"I utterly condemn the new Polish law which tries to deny Polish complicity in the holocaust," Lapid tweeted. "It was conceived in Germany but hundreds of thousands of Jews were murdered without ever meeting a German soldier. There were Polish death camps and no law can ever change that.".
holocaust Memorial Day is an annual reminder of the six million Jews murdered during World War Two and the millions of people killed in Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides. This week I accompanied British author Derek Niemann to a meeting in London, where he talked to a Jewish audience ...
... the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, during the ceremonies marking the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the camp and International holocaust Victims Remembrance Day, near Oswiecim, Poland, January 27, 2018. Reuters/Kacper Pempel Reuters.
holocaust remembrance posed a threat to the atheist Kremlin dictatorship, which didn't tolerate unsanctioned monuments, houses of worship or any location that could become a potential focal point for ethnic and religious organization; additionally, acknowledging the ethnic roots of the genocide would ...
The 87-year-old holocaust survivor sees a world that has failed to learn from its history, from a past that saw 6 million Jews die at the hands of the Nazis. And in social media, he sees a machine so powerful in spreading hate that it is difficult to see a happy ending. The rise of social media has left holocaust ...
Cllr Nick Geary, Mayor of Christchurch said: "holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity for us all to honour and remember those who have suffered, and continue to suffer, at the hands of an oppressive regime. It is vital that the lessons of history should be remembered to ensure we create a safer world for ...
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday warned against all forms of hate at a ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the holocaust. In his remarks delivered at Park East Synagogue in New York, the UN chief said ...
It began with an informal chat in a dentist office but rapidly evolved into a film project that presents and preserves the story of one of Charleston's best-known holocaust survivors. The resulting documentary, "To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story," will have its public premiere Wednesday at the ...
Randazza's latest legal maneuver, which might be illegal in the 16 European countries where holocaust denial is outlawed, is seemingly without precedent in the United States, according to Brian Levin, a criminologist and civil rights attorney who runs the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at ...
"Sifting Through Ashes" is an exhibition of works by artist Bruce Gendelman, who captures the holocaust through a series of textural oil paintings and photographs. The exhibition conveys the role of contemporary art in educating new audiences about the holocaust in the upcoming "post-witness" era, when ...
Paula Thelwell, chairwoman of the Jersey holocaust Memorial Day Organising Committee, explained why the book was important. She said: 'It is important that the story of the 21 Islanders who died in German camps and prisons are never forgotten. We are proud to be guardians of their memories, working ...
A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy. Italian President Sergio Mattarella's office said Friday that he chose Liliana Segre, 87, for the honor because she had made the nation proud with her commitment to ...
Intro: January is International holocaust Remembrance Month and a global social media campaign is underway to bring awareness to it. "We Remember" is designed by the World Jewish Congress as an educational tool and statement against hatred. The campaign asks people to post statements and ...
The holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, along with the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) recently announced their continued partnership to host the sixth annual holocaust: Learn and Remember Commemoration. The 2018 theme "Art & Survival" will focus on artists and works of art that explore ...
Every year in January holocaust Memorial Day is held to remember the six million Jews brutally killed during World war 2. Hitler's genocide, also known as Shoah in Hebrew, was carried out between 1941 and 1945 as war raged across Europe. Events will take place across the world this month to mark the ...
Not long ago, Eva Schloss, a survivor of the holocaust and a childhood friend of Anne Frank's, left her home in London and flew to Los Angeles, where she spent a week inside a camera-filled dome, answering painful questions about her past. "It was exhausting--the lamps and the cameras and the big globe," she recalled.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday honored a Japanese diplomat credited with saving an estimated 6,000 Jews from almost certain death in 1940 at a visit to the former Japanese consulate in Lithuania. Chiune Suhigara was serving as Japanese consul in Kaunas, then capital of Lithuania, ...
Let us recall the long and sometimes bitter debate about the construction of the holocaust monument next to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin -- or the protests triggered by the German author Martin Walser in 1998 when he called Auschwitz a "moral truncheon" used to instrumentalize Germany's historical ...
The organization NEXT GENERATIONS will present the event, "Jewish Resistance and the Generation After the holocaust" on Jan. 28 in Fort Lauderdale. NEXT GENERATIONS is a Boynton Beach-based nonprofit organization founded in 2004 primarily by children and grandchildren of holocaust survivors ...
But the contents, once read, would prove life-changing for the Montreal daughter of a holocaust survivor. "Hello. I contact you because I think you're the daughter of Max Zorman," began the note received at 12:53 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2015. "If so, I am the granddaughter of the family that has welcomed your father ...
The Weisenthal Centre's "Mr holocaust" would seem to be undermining the very holocaust history he claims to support, writes Branko Miletic. In Yiddish, the term "prostak" denotes a wilfully ignorant person, while in the various interconnected Slavic languages, the word takes on a wider meaning of being ...
Eighth graders at Algonquin Middle school met author Fern Schumer Chapman and her mother, holocaust survivor Edith Westerfield. (WLS). WLS. Mark Rivera. Friday, January 12, 2018 05:18PM. DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) --. As the debate over immigration in the United States raged on, author Fern Schumer Chapman ...
Every year in January holocaust Memorial Day is held to remember the six million Jews brutally killed during World war 2. Hitler's genocide, also known as Shoah in Hebrew, was carried out between 1941 and 1945 as war raged across Europe.


 

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