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Free Lectures (recently presented) on YouTube

Posted on May 16, 2020

I have watched all of these & can vouch for the quality of the lecturers, most of whom you will recognize as eminent historians, widely respected.  Sandy Lessig  

Holocaust education funding bill passes Senate

Posted on May 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate unanimously approved $10 million in funding for Holocaust education in American schools. The vote Wednesday approving the Never Again Education Act, coming after overwhelming approval for the same bill in the House of Representatives in January, sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to enact it. The money Continue Reading »

Study: 41% of millennials don’t know 6 millions Jews were killed in Holocaust

Posted on May 14, 2020

More than one-fifth of millennials in the U.S. — 22 percent — haven’t heard of, or aren’t sure if they’ve heard of, the Holocaust, according to a study published Thursday, on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. The study, which was commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and conducted by Schoen Consulting, also found that Continue Reading »

Top Police Officer Requests Official List of All Jews in Ukrainian City, Sparking Fury

Posted on May 14, 2020

Jewish group slams police force for ‘open anti-Semitism’ after high-ranking official asks for information on all members of the Jewish community including phone numbers and places of residence.  A Ukrainian Jewish group accused the nation’s police force of “open anti-Semitism” after a high-ranking police official requested a list of all Jews in the western city Continue Reading »

80 years ago, lethal Nazi T4 center began euthanizing Germans with disabilities

Posted on May 14, 2020

After implementing tens of thousands ‘merciful deaths,’ Hartheim Castle’s crematoria personnel were sent to build Holocaust death camps in occupied Poland. Eighty years ago this week, the most lethal “T4” euthanasia center began implementing “merciful deaths” for physically and mentally disabled Germans. Hartheim Castle was not far from Austria’s Linz, where Adolf Hitler grew up. Continue Reading »

Born in a concentration camp: The Holocaust’s youngest survivors Their mothers gave birth amid the most extreme adversity imaginable. They are among the only ones left able to bear witness to the horrors of the Nazi genocide

Posted on May 6, 2020

PARIS, France (AFP) — Holocaust survivor Florence Schulmann has always worried that if she went into schools to recount her experience, it would sound almost fantastical: “I’d be too scared that they wouldn’t believe me.” It is the first time that the retired French shopkeeper, now living in Paris’s 11th district, has shared her story Continue Reading »

Prague revamp reveals Jewish gravestones used to pave streets Find confirms speculation communist regime raided synagogues for building materials

Posted on May 6, 2020

Dozens of paving stones made from Jewish headstones have been found during redevelopment work in Prague’s tourist district, confirming speculation that the former communist regime raided synagogues and graveyards for building materials. Tuesday’s discovery came in the opening phase of a £10.6m facelift project in the city’s landmark Wenceslas Square, scene of the some of Continue Reading »

Researchers say Vatican archives show pope Pius XII knew of WWII killing of Jews

Posted on April 30, 2020

Researchers studying the newly opened Vatican archives of pope Pius XII have already found evidence that the World War II-era pope knew about the mass killing of Jews from his own sources but kept it from the US government, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing interviews with German scholars. The archives were opened March 2, but closed Continue Reading »

Dutch right-wingers share meme of Anne Frank snorting cocaine

Posted on April 29, 2020

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Young supporters of the Dutch right-wing Forum for Democracy party shared memes of Anne Frank snorting cocaine and anti-Semitic remarks in internal correspondence. The HP/DeTijd magazine reported Wednesday on the contents of the WhatsApp group of some supporters of the Forum for Democracy’s young adult department. The party is the second-largest in the Dutch senate with 10 Continue Reading »

‘Never Again’ projected on Brazil’s national congress buildings to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted on April 29, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The words “Holocaust” and “Never Again” were projected in Portuguese on Brazil’s National Congress buildings to mark Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Monday. The message covered the 300-foot-high facade of both 28-story twin towers of the Congress, the capital city Brasilia’s most famous landmark, for four hours on Continue Reading »

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