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UN, Yad Vashem, chiefs meet to discuss Holocaust education

UN, Yad Vashem, chiefs meet to discuss Holocaust education

Yad Vashem's Dani Dayan meets UN Sec.-Gen. António Guterres in NY, raising issues of Holocaust education, anti-Semitism, & Holocaust denial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2021 22:35
Vayishlach: The legacy of those who perished in the Holocaust

Vayishlach: The legacy of those who perished in the Holocaust

Holocaust victims have no headstones, no matzeiva. I derive some chizuk, some support, from the beautiful teaching in Parshat Vayishlach.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 19/11/2021 06:24
Romania makes Holocaust education mandatory in all high schools

Romania makes Holocaust education mandatory in all high schools

Far-right lawmaker complains law is discriminatory, says Romania hasn't had a single 'serious anti-Semitic case' in two decades.Marcel Gascón Barberá, JTA, 18/11/2021 07:49
Holocaust memorial defaced in Oviedo, Spain

Holocaust memorial defaced in Oviedo, Spain

Vandalism of Oviedo memorial denounced by the local Jewish community and the EJC, who are both calling for action from Spanish authorities.Dan Verbin, 17/11/2021 15:28
Following outcry, Lithuanian city halts construction of bike path by Holocaust mass grave

Following outcry, Lithuanian city halts construction of bike path by Holocaust mass grave

Following outcry, Lithuanian city of Siauliai freezes construction of bike path near mass grave of Jewish Holocaust victims.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/11/2021 07:30
Jewish historian refuses award from Polish government’s history institute

Jewish historian refuses award from Polish government’s history institute

Historian turns down award and grant of $19,000 from Polish government institute, saying it has whitewashed Holocaust history.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 16/11/2021 07:01
My twilight zone: Past, present and future

My twilight zone: Past, present and future

The past cannot alter the present. Holocaust museums have not affected young Islamists who don’t believe it occurred. And the future?Op-ed..Howard Rotberg, 15/11/2021 13:51
Kate Middleton opens Holocaust exhibit at Imperial War Museum

Kate Middleton opens Holocaust exhibit at Imperial War Museum

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, officially opened a new Holocaust exhibit at the UK’s Imperial War Museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2021 22:02
Canadian mountain named after leader of Vichy France to get new name

Canadian mountain named after leader of Vichy France to get new name

British Columbia considering name change for mountain area named after World War II Vichy France leader Marshal Pétain.Dan Verbin, 10/11/2021 19:05
Most Brits don't know how many Jews died in the Holocaust

Most Brits don't know how many Jews died in the Holocaust

In UK poll, most respondents don’t know how many Jews perished in the Holocaust. 1/5 couldn't name a single concentration camp.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/11/2021 09:30
Starbucks ex-CEO Howard Schultz uses a Holocaust analogy to discourage a union vote

Starbucks ex-CEO Howard Schultz uses a Holocaust analogy to discourage a union vote

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz raises eyebrows by invoking Holocaust analogy in bid to discourage union vote.Andrew Lapin, JTA, 10/11/2021 07:38
Cities around the world mark Kristallnacht anniversary

Cities around the world mark Kristallnacht anniversary

'Let there be light' global initiative keeps lights on it cities around the world in memory of Kristallnacht pogrom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/11/2021 21:45
Austria opens its first memorial listing names of Jews killed in the Holocaust

Austria opens its first memorial listing names of Jews killed in the Holocaust

Vienna public memorial lists the names of all 64,440 Austrian Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.Dan Verbin, 09/11/2021 20:55
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau: Holocaust must never be globalized

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau: Holocaust must never be globalized

Holocaust will never be forgotten, but anti-Semitism will continue to exist, survivor Rabbi Meir Lau tells Arutz Sheva at EJA conference.Yoni Kempinski, 09/11/2021 12:30
British enviro protest group compares climate change to the Holocaust

British enviro protest group compares climate change to the Holocaust

UK Jewish groups slam latest comparison of climate change to the Holocaust.Dan Verbin, 08/11/2021 22:56
This autograph book is unique among those that survived the Holocaust

This autograph book is unique among those that survived the Holocaust

My German-Jewish grandmother’s childhood autograph book survived the Holocaust. It is one of the few that did.Steve North, JTA, 08/11/2021 08:46
Berlin couple who aided Jewish families during Holocaust honored

Berlin couple who aided Jewish families during Holocaust honored

Max and Malwine Schindler, who helped smuggle Jews out of Nazi Germany, have been honored by Berlin for the first time.Dan Verbin, Canada, 05/11/2021 20:14
Israel Arbeiter, a forceful driver of Holocaust memory in Boston, dies at 96

Israel Arbeiter, a forceful driver of Holocaust memory in Boston, dies at 96

Israel Arbeiter, Holocaust survivor who became leader for other survivors and a prominent voice in Holocaust remembrance died Friday at 96.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 05/11/2021 12:51
Georgia Congresswoman: 'Vaccine Nazis ruining our country'

Georgia Congresswoman: 'Vaccine Nazis ruining our country'

Marjorie Taylor Greene blames ‘vaccine Nazis’ for ‘ruining our country’ months after Holocaust museum apology.Shira Hanau, JTA, 04/11/2021 10:54
Court halts sale of equipment used to tattoo Auschwitz victims

Court halts sale of equipment used to tattoo Auschwitz victims

Auction of stamps and instructions used to tattoo Jews and others held at Auschwitz death camp draws outcry - and court injunction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2021 12:10
Church of England leader compares climate change to the Holocaust

Church of England leader compares climate change to the Holocaust

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issues apology for comparing failure of politicians to act on climate change to the rise of the Nazis.Dan Verbin, 02/11/2021 15:03
This Jewish writer has 4,000 dreidels from prewar Europe

This Jewish writer has 4,000 dreidels from prewar Europe

Arthur Kurzweil, a prolific Jewish writer, has collected 4,000 tiny dreidels found by Eastern European treasure hunters.Shira Hanau, JTA, 31/10/2021 00:35
Ukraine researchers locate where in sewer Jews hid during Holocaust

Ukraine researchers locate where in sewer Jews hid during Holocaust

Inspired by a 2011 movie, Ukrainian researchers have found the Lviv sewer where dozens of Jews escaped the Nazis.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/10/2021 08:39
UK soccer team manager blasted for 'really offensive' Holocaust comparison

UK soccer team manager blasted for 'really offensive' Holocaust comparison

Bristol Rovers manager facing mounting criticism for comparing team's difficulty winning to "a Holocaust."Dan Verbin, 25/10/2021 21:13
Massachusetts Senate passes Holocaust and genocide education bill

Massachusetts Senate passes Holocaust and genocide education bill

The bill is in response to worry from lawmakers, amid an increase in anti-Semitism, that students were lacking Holocaust education.Dan Verbin, Canada, 22/10/2021 22:26
Swedish teacher guide: Find evidence that the Holocaust did not happen

Swedish teacher guide: Find evidence that the Holocaust did not happen

Swedish Jewish community blasts teacher guide advising students to look for evidence and defend viewpoint that Holocaust did not occur.Dan Verbin, 20/10/2021 16:04
A New York family is reunited with an heirloom Bible thought lost in the Holocaust

A New York family is reunited with an heirloom Bible thought lost in the Holocaust

'I realized miracles can happen, it's a new connection for my children and grandchildren,' says Susi Leiter, whose family received heirloom.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 20/10/2021 08:07
Ideas must be debated, but not historical facts

Ideas must be debated, but not historical facts

A bogus claim that Holocaust studies must be balanced with revisionist lies is being used to discredit a law on critical race theory. Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 19/10/2021 09:28
'Teachers must be able to teach about the Holocaust freely'

'Teachers must be able to teach about the Holocaust freely'

Jewish skeptics of critical race theory say Texas Holocaust education incident does not deter them.Ben Sales, JTA, 17/10/2021 13:07
Sweden: 'Holocaust was a scam' projected onto synagogue

Sweden: 'Holocaust was a scam' projected onto synagogue

Police investigating after ‘Holocaust was a scam’ projected on Swedish synagogue during international anti-Semitism conference.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/10/2021 07:28
Texas teachers required to offer 'opposing' views on Holocaust

Texas teachers required to offer 'opposing' views on Holocaust

Texas official to teachers: State law requires teaching ‘opposing’ views on the Holocaust.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 15/10/2021 13:22
Spain to tell stories of Hungarian Jews saved by Spanish diplomat

Spain to tell stories of Hungarian Jews saved by Spanish diplomat

The Spanish gov is looking for family of Hungarian Jews who escaped capture by the Nazis with the aid of a Spanish diplomat for new project.Dan Verbin, Canada, 08/10/2021 22:55
Jewish anti-fascist film thought destroyed by Nazis restored after 80 years

Jewish anti-fascist film thought destroyed by Nazis restored after 80 years

1931's Europa had taken on a mythical status in the film world as an early avant-garde film that was supposedly destroyed by the Nazis.Dan Verbin, Canada, 08/10/2021 21:28
Spain seeking descendants of Jews saved by 'Spanish Schindler'

Spain seeking descendants of Jews saved by 'Spanish Schindler'

Spanish authorities seeking out descendants of Hungarian Jews saved by diplomat dubbed the 'Spanish Schindler'.Orge Castellano, JTA, 08/10/2021 09:51
Sewer hiding place of Jews during WWII unearthed in Lviv, Ukraine

Sewer hiding place of Jews during WWII unearthed in Lviv, Ukraine

Ukrainian historian unearths underground hiding place of Jews who dug their way out of the Lviv ghetto during the Holocaust.Dan Verbin, 07/10/2021 17:00
Pres. Herzog recites Yizkor memorial prayer at Babi Yar Massacre site

Pres. Herzog recites Yizkor memorial prayer at Babi Yar Massacre site

International ceremony held marking 80 years since the Babi Yar Massacre and inaugurating the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kyiv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2021 01:07
New 45,000 square foot Holocaust museum to open in Montreal

New 45,000 square foot Holocaust museum to open in Montreal

Museum aims to become the main center in Canada for Holocaust study, commemoration and education.Dan Verbin, 06/10/2021 20:54
New Austrian exhibit opens at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

New Austrian exhibit opens at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Exhibit revises original 1978 display to tell of the "involvement of Austrians as perpetrators and helpers in the crimes committed there."Dan Verbin, 04/10/2021 19:12
16-year old investigated over assault at Hamburg pro-Israel rally

16-year old investigated over assault at Hamburg pro-Israel rally

Teenage suspect who allegedly attacked 60-year old Jewish man in Hamburg playing role of anti-Jewish bully in new Holocaust movie.Dan Verbin, Canada, 01/10/2021 20:05
Italian prime minister visits Milan Holocaust memorial

Italian prime minister visits Milan Holocaust memorial

Milan Shoah Memorial "confronts us with our historical responsibilities, in a clear and unequivocal way," says Prime Minister Mario Draghi.Dan Verbin, Canada, 01/10/2021 19:11
This German lawyer is seeking justice for a perpetrator of the Babyn Yar massacre

This German lawyer is seeking justice for a perpetrator of the Babyn Yar massacre

80 years after Babyn Yar Holocaust massacre, a German lawyer seeks trial for last living alleged perpetrator.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/10/2021 08:31
Latvia to compensate Jews for property lost during the Holocaust

Latvia to compensate Jews for property lost during the Holocaust

Vote in principle in Latvia's parliament allocates 40 million euros over 10 years for property compensation.Dan Verbin, 30/09/2021 21:00
‘The Auschwitz Report’: New film follows real-life escapees who tried to warn the world

‘The Auschwitz Report’: New film follows real-life escapees who tried to warn the world

‘The Auschwitz Report’ shines light on two Jews who escaped Auschwitz and recorded details of the death camp used for key report.Andrew Lapin, JTA, 26/09/2021 19:08
Lithuanian government urges local authorities to mark Jewish massacre sites

Lithuanian government urges local authorities to mark Jewish massacre sites

Parliamentary measure also asks municipalities to tend to Jewish cemeteries and name public spaces after righteous among the nations.Dan Verbin, 24/09/2021 17:19
The first national Holocaust monument in the Netherlands opens

The first national Holocaust monument in the Netherlands opens

Dutch King Willem-Alexander unveils memorial to victims of the Holocaust in the Netherlands - the first of its kind.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2021 19:42
Study finds most teachers in England lack basic knowledge to teach about the Holocaust

Study finds most teachers in England lack basic knowledge to teach about the Holocaust

Study finds alarming lack of knowledge about the Holocaust, even among teachers who teach the subject.Dan Verbin, 14/09/2021 17:54
97-year-old Auschwitz survivor's TikTok goes viral

97-year-old Auschwitz survivor's TikTok goes viral

Aged 97, Lily Ebert has become a star on TikTok while sharing her Holocaust experiences.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2021 13:52
Bible hidden during Holocaust returned to Jewish family over 80 years later

Bible hidden during Holocaust returned to Jewish family over 80 years later

19th century illustrations in Bible offered clue to its origins, put researchers on four-year quest to find descendants of original owners.Dan Verbin, 25/08/2021 17:41
Simon Wiesenthal Prize honors individuals fighting anti-Semitism

Simon Wiesenthal Prize honors individuals fighting anti-Semitism

New prize, created by the Austrian parliament, will also be awarded for a commitment to Holocaust education.Dan Verbin, 24/08/2021 18:05
Arizona governor signs bill mandating Holocaust education in schools

Arizona governor signs bill mandating Holocaust education in schools

Legislation will require students to be taught about the Holocaust at least two times between 7th and 12th grades.Dan Verbin, Canada, 20/08/2021 18:51
UK reality star apologizes for offensive Holocaust themed selfie

UK reality star apologizes for offensive Holocaust themed selfie

UK reality star slammed for posting selfie apparently referencing concentration camp uniform and a well known Holocaust novel.Dan Verbin, 19/08/2021 21:05
New Phoenix Holocaust education center to feature interactive holograms of survivors

New Phoenix Holocaust education center to feature interactive holograms of survivors

Center will use new technology allowing visitors to learn from and interact with the digital likeness of survivors.Dan Verbin, 17/08/2021 20:53
Polish court: Historians do not have to apologize for research into pogrom

Polish court: Historians do not have to apologize for research into pogrom

Polish appeals court overturns ruling requiring historians to apologize for their research into a Holocaust pogrom.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 16/08/2021 21:56
UK Jewish pensioner attacked outside London theater after watching Holocaust play

UK Jewish pensioner attacked outside London theater after watching Holocaust play

72-year old man was hit in the head and had his kippah knocked to the ground in what police are terming a "religiously aggravated assault."Dan Verbin, 16/08/2021 17:34
Belgium: Town to rename square honoring Nazi collaborators

Belgium: Town to rename square honoring Nazi collaborators

After controversy, Belgian town square to remove references to Latvian Nazi collaborators.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/08/2021 07:30
'The Holocaust didn't happen overnight, it happened in stages'

'The Holocaust didn't happen overnight, it happened in stages'

Holocaust survivor Vera Sharav speaks at demonstration in New York against vaccine mandates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2021 17:42
Germany: Anti-vaxxers charged with making light of Holocaust

Germany: Anti-vaxxers charged with making light of Holocaust

German man publishes Facebook post comparing Auschwitz to vaccines - and will stand trial for incitement and racism.Nitzan Keidar, 29/07/2021 16:02