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Facebook algorithm found to ‘actively promote’ Holocaust denial

Posted on August 16, 2020

Facebook’s algorithm “actively promotes” Holocaust denial content according to an analysis that will increase pressure on the social media giant to remove antisemitic content relating to the Nazi genocide. An investigation by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK-based counter-extremist organization, found that typing “holocaust” in the Facebook search function brought up suggestions for denial Continue Reading »

Group set up by German soccer stars donates $80,000 to Auschwitz museum

Posted on August 15, 2020

(JTA) — A German organization that two professional soccer players established to fight the coronavirus has donated approximately $80,000 to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland. The WeKickCorona Initiative, established this year by Bayern Munich players Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, gave the money after the museum asked for public contributions in the wake of the pandemic, Continue Reading »

Group set up by German soccer stars donates $80,000 to Auschwitz museum

Posted on August 15, 2020

(JTA) — A German organization that two professional soccer players established to fight the coronavirus has donated approximately $80,000 to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland. The WeKickCorona Initiative, established this year by Bayern Munich players Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, gave the money after the museum asked for public contributions in the wake of the pandemic, Continue Reading »

In Warsaw Ghetto, doctors and others halted typhus outbreak during WWII

Posted on August 15, 2020

Between 1940 and 1943, over 90,000 Jews died in the Warsaw Ghetto of starvation and disease. But that number could have been much higher if not for the efforts of doctors and ghetto officials who managed to stop a typhus epidemic in its tracks, a new study suggests. An international group of researchers wanted to Continue Reading »

Principal who made Holocaust comments should not have been fired, judge rules

Posted on August 15, 2020

The former Boca Raton principal who generated a national uproar for his comments about the Holocaust should not have been fired, a judge ruled Thursday. The Palm Beach County School District should have given William Latson, former principal of Spanish River High, a reprimand or reassigned him to another job, according to the ruling by Continue Reading »

Listen to Max Lezer’s interview for the Claims Conference campaign

Posted on August 13, 2020

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Lithuanian Who Destroyed Memorial to Nazi War Criminal Receives Prison Sentence – and Flees the Country

Posted on August 13, 2020

Stanislav Tomas destroyed a plaque dedicated to Jonas Noreika, a known Nazi war criminal seen as a national hero by some Lithuanians for his fight against the Communist regime. A Lithuanian human rights activist who last year destroyed a plaque in honor of a Nazi war criminal, was sentenced to three months in prison and Continue Reading »

Delaware to require teaching of the Holocaust and genocide

Posted on August 13, 2020

(JTA) — The state of Delaware will require the teaching of a Holocaust curriculum in middle and high schools starting with the 2021-22  term. A bill signed into law late last month by Gov. John Carney mandates that public schools implement curriculum on the Holocaust and genocide for students in grades 6 through 12. Each Continue Reading »

This Holocaust survivor turned architect designed a memorial honoring Albanians who saved Jews

Posted on August 13, 2020

(JTA) — In the world of New York architecture, Stephen B. Jacobs is known for his multimillion-dollar creations, such as the Hotel Gansevoort, a swanky boutique hotel with a rooftop bar that was the first luxury hotel in the city’s trendy Meatpacking District. But Jacobs recently finished a much different project — and charged nothing. Continue Reading »

Hungary’s largest Jewish group expels rabbi who said Zionism is causing another Holocaust

Posted on August 12, 2020

(JTA) — Hungary’s largest Jewish group expelled a rabbi who has accused Israel of appropriating the money of Holocaust victims and putting Diaspora Jews in danger. The rabbinical council of the Mazsihisz umbrella announced in a letter to Israeli Ambassador Yacov Hadas-Handelsman that it was “terminating its relationship” with Rabbi Gabor Finali. The letter said Continue Reading »

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