Jun 112016
 

Excellent, brief summary of a complex history during and after the Shoah in Poland, and the current situation. Note we have many very active Child Survivors in Poland, and now 2G and 3G who are finding their Jewish roots.

Click on link below:

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTxzG1ZPJKy4&h=KAQH_tUqb

Nov 202015
 

Please use this link to view more from the

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance:

https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/media-room/stories/ihra-honorary-chairman-statement

IHRA Honorary Chairman Statement | IHRA

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE ALLIANCE
IHRA Honorary Chairman Statement

“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”

— Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust

17.09.2015

IHRA Honorary Chairman, Professor Yehuda Bauer, has issued the following statement: “The current refugee crisis, which has led to a tremendous number of refugees arriving in Europe, will undoubtedly affect the work of IHRA.

IHRA deals with preserving the memory of the Holocaust as well as with its academic and educational impact for the current situation.

As the IHRA Working Group and Committee Chairs said in their statement of 9 September, the present refugee crisis is notably different from the persecution of the Jews and other victims before, during, and after the Holocaust. Historical analogies should be avoided; they are never useful, although there are some parallels between the treatment of refugees then and now. The world has to realize that failing to adequately address mass migration has, in the past, created the conditions for untold disaster. From the Holocaust, the world can understand, what happens when these problems are not internationally addressed.

Therefore, I join the IHRA Working Group and Committee Chairs in their call to the governments of IHRA member countries to cooperate and remain committed to the principles of the Stockholm Declaration of 2000, which include the fight against xenophobia. I also call on the wider political world to do everything in its power to act to alleviate the suffering of the victims and at the same time to seek a sustainable and coordinated international solution to the crises which have led so many refugees to seek asylum in Europe.”

Professor Yehuda Bauer
IHRA Honorary Chairman
17 September 2015

Mar 122013
 

This article was published in the New York Times Sunday magazine (Eric Lichtblau, March 1, 2013).  Many people thought the number of camps was around 10,000, but here we find a new number – upwards of 40,000. The author’s conclusion – every German must have known about this.

THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.

What they have found so far has shocked even scholars steeped in the history of the Holocaust.

The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitler’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945.

You can read the full article here.