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In Europe’s latest display of sick anti-Semitism, parade participants donned costumes that were half Hitler, half concentration camp victim.

Posted on March 5, 2020

Europe’s anti-Semitism crisis continues to shock people outside the Continent, with a parade in Badajos, Spain featuring marchers dressed up as Jews in Nazi death camps, while other participants wore Hitler costumes.  The parade occurred in the same time frame that another similar mockery of the Holocaust was staged in Campo de Criptana, Spain. These Continue Reading »

Stephan Ross, a death camps survivor and founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial, dies

Posted on February 26, 2020

Stephan Ross invoked images beyond nightmares when he spoke of his imprisonment as a boy in Nazi labor and death camps – 10 in all. He survived brutal beatings and ravaging illnesses and dashed away when told to wait in a line of those chosen to die. “The history of my childhood is beyond what Continue Reading »

Belgian parade featuring big-nosed Jews set to include even more antisemitic effigies The Aalst Carnaval, which lost its Unesco cultural heritage status, is due to take place on Sunday

Posted on February 24, 2020

Organisers of the Carnaval in Aalst, a Flemish city north west of Brussels, have already sold hundreds of “rabbi kits” – which include oversized noses, sidelocks and black hats – for carnival-goers to dress as Chasidic Jews, according to the Jerusalem Post. Past floats have featured Charedi Jews with big noses sitting on piles of Continue Reading »

Liberation75 is the world’s largest international event to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust. Join thousands of others as we commit to fighting antisemitism and continuing Holocaust education and remembrance.

Posted on February 24, 2020

LIBERATION75 IS A GLOBAL GATHERING OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS, DESCENDANTS, EDUCATORS & FRIENDS.  It’s being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center fr0m Sunday, May 31st until Tuesday, June 2nd.  For information on the program, accommodations, transportation, registration and more, please visit their website. 

The US Holocaust Museum asked New Yorkers for their family artifacts from WWII. Here are 9 incredible donations.

Posted on February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) — A hand-drawn portrait of a young man in a French internment camp. A photo of a Jewish girl who survived the Holocaust by hiding in a monastery. A letter detailing efforts to improve life for Jews in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp. These are just a few of the 250 artifacts Continue Reading »

The real story behind ‘Hunters,’ Al Pacino’s new Nazi-hunting Amazon series

Posted on February 24, 2020

(JTA) — “Hunters,” the new show co-produced by Jordan Peele and created by David Weil for Amazon Prime, tells the story of a crew of Nazi hunters in 1970s America. They are led by a mysterious man named Meyer Offerman, who has a thick Yiddish accent and is played by none other than Al Pacino. Continue Reading »

A Bittersweet Homecoming for Egypt’s Jews

Posted on February 24, 2020

A rare ceremony at an ancient synagogue brought 180 Jews back to Egypt, decades after they were pressured to leave. But few Egyptians knew about it, highlighting government ambivalence. Last weekend, 180 Jews from Europe, Israel and the United States traveled to the city of Alexandria on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast to attend religious ceremonies at Continue Reading »

Holocaust survivors honored by UK Queen in New Year’s Honours List

Posted on December 31, 2019

A total of 31 people have been included in the UK New Year’s Honours List for their contribution to Holocaust Education, among them many Holocaust survivors, BBC reported on Friday. The honorees are going to be bestowed with their award by Queen Elizabeth or another member of the royal family. As explained on the Royal Continue Reading »

‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ star recalls Holocaust survivor grandmother at Emmys

Posted on September 26, 2019

(JTA) — Alex Borstein of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” recalled her Holocaust survivor grandmother’s courage in defying the Nazis at the Emmy Awards.https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/marvelous-mrs-maisel-star-recalls-holocaust-survivor-grandmother-at-emmys Borstein, who won the best supporting actress award for her portrayal of Midge Maisel’s manager Susie Myerson, dedicated her award on Sunday night to her grandmother and mother, both survivors and immigrants Continue Reading »

Her Love for France’s First Jewish Prime Minister Made Her Follow Him to Buchenwald

Posted on September 26, 2019

Jeanne Levylier was smitten with Léon Blum when she was 16 and he was 43. She asked to be allowed to join her beloved in Buchenwald, marry him and be a partner in whatever fate awaited him – as seen in a new film.  More than once, when the journalist Dominique Torrès would recount the Continue Reading »

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