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Owner of controversial Nazi tattoo kit to donate it to Holocaust museum

Posted on November 19, 2021

(November 18, 2021 / Israel Hayom) The anonymous owner of a tattoo kit said to have been used on prisoners in the Auschwitz death camp informed an Israeli court on Thursday that he plans to donate it to the Haifa Holocaust Museum instead of selling it.

Survivor to ex-Nazi camp guard: ‘You’ve lived 100 times longer than baby Erika

Posted on November 17, 2021

Holocaust survivor Emil Farkas of Haifa was one of the best gymnasts in Israeli sports history. He was Israeli National champion twice and won multiple medals in the Maccabiah Games. But his greatest badge of honor may be the testimony he gave in a German court earlier this month.

86-year-old crowned ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ in Israeli pageant

Posted on November 17, 2021

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) – An 86-year-old great-grandmother was crowned “Miss Holocaust Survivor” on Tuesday in an annual Israeli beauty pageant designed to honour women who endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide.

Jewish historian refuses award from Polish government’s history institute, saying it suppresses Holocaust research

Posted on November 17, 2021

WARSAW (JTA) — Jewish American historian Eliyana Adler refused to accept an award worth $19,000 from the Polish government’s Pilecki Institute, arguing that it suppresses work by “historians who strive to show the complex and indeed tragic aspects of Poland’s wartime past.”

Jewish historian refuses award from Polish government’s history institute, saying it suppresses Holocaust research

Posted on November 17, 2021

WARSAW (JTA) — Jewish American historian Eliyana Adler refused to accept an award worth $19,000 from the Polish government’s Pilecki Institute, arguing that it suppresses work by “historians who strive to show the complex and indeed tragic aspects of Poland’s wartime past.”

Paris court hands life sentence to murderer of Holocaust survivor

Posted on November 11, 2021

(JTA) — A French court sentenced a man to life in prison for what it termed the antisemitic murder of a Holocaust survivor in Paris in 2018. The murderer of Mirelle Knoll, Yacine Mihoub, will be eligible for parole in 22 years, according to the ruling Wednesday by the Criminal Tribunal of Paris, AFP reported. Continue Reading »

In UK poll, most respondents don’t know how many Jews perished in the Holocaust

Posted on November 10, 2021

(JTA) — In a survey among 2,000 adult Britons, 52% did not seem to know how many Jews died in the Holocaust and 22% couldn’t name a single concentration camp. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, or Claims Conference, on Wednesday published the results of the survey, which it had conducted in the United Kingdom Continue Reading »

On 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, Austria dedicates new memorial to murdered Jews

Posted on November 10, 2021

(November 9, 2021 / JNS) On the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht and in a clear gesture that it is finally taking public responsibility for its past, the government of Austria unveiled the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial, its first public Holocaust memorial. Located in Ostarrichi Park in the center of Vienna, it pays tribute to the 64,440 Austrian Jewish Continue Reading »

A Holocaust survivor’s visit to her childhood home transports her to the past

Posted on November 10, 2021

(November 9, 2021 / JNS) Standing in the foyer of her childhood home at Reilstraße 18 in Halle, Germany, nonagenarian Eve Kugler recalled fleeing her hometown soon after Kristallnacht when she was a young girl. Now, 83 years later, her small frame further accentuated by the towering doorway, she was, if even for a moment, both 90- and Continue Reading »

Decimated in the Holocaust, a Norwegian Jewish community revives

Posted on November 9, 2021

The Jewish community in Bergen — Norway’s second largest city — was decimated during World War II, when Nazis murdered 750 of Norway’s 1,700 Jews. But now Jewish life in Bergen has returned — officially. Bergen Jews created a new organization, Det Jødiske Samfunn i Bergen, last year, and the city recognized it in December. Continue Reading »

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