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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 »


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 »

Note found in child’s shoe at Auschwitz leads to discovery of his father’s suitcase

Posted on October 8, 2020

(JTA) — A note found in a child’s shoe at the Auschwitz museum this summer has led researchers to a suitcase that likely belonged to the child’s father. In July, employees of the Auschwitz museum discovered the name of Amos Steinberg written in a shoe. Amos Steinberg was born in Prague in 1938 and killed with his Continue Reading »

Israel and UAE foreign ministers tour Berlin Holocaust monument in historic first meeting

Posted on October 8, 2020

(JTA) — In a historic meeting, the foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates met in Berlin and visited the city’s main Holocaust monument together on Tuesday. Less than a month after signing a peace deal that normalized relations between the Middle Eastern neighbors, Israel’s Gabi Ashkenazi and the UAE’s Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan walked Continue Reading »

Richard Schifter, Holocaust survivor who later served as a US diplomat, dies at 97

Posted on October 6, 2020

(JTA) – Richard Schifter, a Holocaust survivor who served as an American diplomat, has died at the age of 97. Schifter was the American representative to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights and deputy representative to the U.N. Security Council. He later headed the American Jewish International Relations Institute and the Center for Democracy and Continue Reading »

A Jewish artist hid hundreds of her paintings in a house near Prague during the Holocaust. Now the works need a home.

Posted on October 6, 2020

(JTA) – Plans are under way to find a home for a huge trove of works by a nearly forgotten Jewish artist that was uncovered 78 years after her death in a Nazi concentration camp. The works of Czech artist Gertrud Kauders (1883-1942) were found during the demolition of an old house near Prague in Continue Reading »

75 years ago, my parents and other Holocaust survivors celebrated Sukkot on their own terms

Posted on October 5, 2020

(JTA) — The festival of Sukkot, which begins five days after Yom Kippur, is traditionally referred to as the time of our rejoicing. It is an upbeat, celebratory weeklong holiday during which we are commanded to eat and, ideally, sleep in a temporary dwelling to remind us that the children of Israel lived in booths during their desert sojourn after Continue Reading »

Memorial honors a general and president who preserved memory of the Holocaust

Posted on October 5, 2020

There’s a story about Dwight D. Eisenhower that has become the stuff of legend. After witnessing the horrors of Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany as the supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe, he told his men who liberated the camps to collect testimony and film and photograph everything, because “the day will Continue Reading »

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