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Gunmen open fire near Jewish community center, synagogue in Vienna

Posted on November 2, 2020

(November 2, 2020 / JNS) Gunmen opened fire near a synagogue and Jewish community center in Vienna on Monday, allegedly targeting two restaurants, according to official reports, videos and photos circulating on social media. The head of Austria’s Jewish community, Oskar Deutch, said the shooting occurred on the street where the synagogue is located, though none of the Continue Reading »

British lawyers, activists seek to dismantle racist, anti-Semitic YouTube alternative website

Posted on November 2, 2020

(November 2, 2020 / JNS) Google Play banned the third-party app BitChute this week, which was promoted as a “free speech” alternative to YouTube that has become a safe haven for neo-Nazis, hosting racist, violent and anti-Semitic videos that are later posted on social media. Google suspended the app, stating that it is in violation of its affiliate Continue Reading »

Riga Holocaust museum to remain open after city waives rent

Posted on October 28, 2020

(JTA) — The city government of Riga, Latvia, waived its demand for rent from a Holocaust museum whose director said it couldn’t afford to pay. The Riga City Council on Monday withdrew its intention to collect $12,000 in rent per month from the Riga Ghetto Museum, one of the Latvian capital’s three Holocaust museums, Rabbi Menachem Barkahan, Continue Reading »

Holocaust survivors are angry that a far-right politician has been nominated to lead Yad Vashem

Posted on October 28, 2020

(JTA) — Israeli Holocaust survivor organizations are calling the man nominated to lead the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum “unfit” for the job. Effi Eitam, a former lawmaker who has said that Arab Israelis should not be allowed to serve in Israel’s parliament, is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s choice for the role. He is Continue Reading »

German auction house under fire again for selling Hitler papers

Posted on October 21, 2020

(JTA) — Less than a year after it spurred widespread Jewish condemnation for selling Nazi memorabilia, a Munich auction house is selling several manuscripts written by Adolf Hitler. The European Jewish Association blasted Hermann Historica on Tuesday over the several Hitler papers it has on the block for Friday. Many are notes written before infamous speeches the Continue Reading »

The Nazis took a precious kettle from a Jewish couple. Some 86 years later, their grandson in Maryland got it back.

Posted on October 18, 2020

On a recent afternoon, a seemingly unremarkable brown parcel appeared on the front porch of Martin Goldsmith’s home in Kensington, Md. Goldsmith, 68, swiftly pried open the package. With careful hands, he uncovered a 16th-century kettle that belonged to Goldsmith’s grandparents before they died in the Holocaust.   He examined the double spouted cauldron — Continue Reading »

Recognizing Jewish Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust

Posted on October 18, 2020

Memorial institutions are finally working to redress an imbalance in the numbers of Jews versus non-Jews hailed for their heroism in defense of victims of the Shoah Oeuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE), the Jewish children’s welfare organization, was founded in Russia in 1912 by a group of young doctors committed to offering sanitary protection and health Continue Reading »

Germany to give $662 million in aid to Holocaust survivors

Posted on October 18, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Wednesday. The payments will be going to approximately 240,000 survivors around the world, primarily in Israel, North America, the Continue Reading »

Sexually explicit memoir of women’s abuse in Nazi camps finally sees the light

Posted on October 10, 2020

Second-generation trauma expert Helen Epstein publishes late mother Franci Rabinek Epstein’s manuscript, initially rejected in mid-1970s for being ahead of its time When Czech-American Holocaust survivor Franci Rabinek Epstein wrote a frank, sexually explicit memoir of her wartime experiences in the mid-1970s, no one was interested in publishing it. Told from a decidedly female perspective, Continue Reading »

FIRST-EVER 50-STATE SURVEY ON HOLOCAUST KNOWLEDGE OF AMERICAN MILLENNIALS AND GEN Z REVEALS SHOCKING RESULTS

Posted on October 9, 2020

Disturbing Findings Reveal Significant Number Of Millennials and Gen Z Can’t Name A Single Concentration Camp Or Ghetto, Believe That Two Million Or Fewer Jews Were Killed And A Concerning Percentage Believe That Jews Caused The Holocaust   NEW YORK, NEW YORK: September 16, 2020 – Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Continue Reading »

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