Thousands of stores sell knockoff brand merchandise. But one decided to take it a step further by bringing antisemitism into it with a “Holocoste” sweatshirt, featuring a crocodile like the Lacoste brand’s logo. Elina Katz, a program coordinator for Project Kesher in Ukraine, noticed the sweatshirt for sale on a major e-commerce site called Prom, Continue Reading »
(JTA) — The Greek-Jewish community is celebrating the return of a trove of manuscripts and community documents that the Nazis had stolen nearly 80 years ago. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) announced in a statement earlier this month that Russia, who was in possession of the archives, has agreed to return them to their Mediterranean Continue Reading »
A Watkins Elementary School staff member told third-graders in library class to reenact scenes from the Holocaust, directing them to dig their classmates’ mass graves and simulate shooting the victims, according to an email from the school’s principal. The instructor was placed on leave Friday. She allegedly assigned specific roles to students. She cast one Continue Reading »
The sisters knew they had an older sister, but they had never met her, and it was a mystery whether she was even alive. Dena Morris and Jean Gearhart had been told the shocking family story: As a baby, their sister Eva was pulled from her mother’s arms during World War II. Their mother, Dora Continue Reading »
The house in the German city of Stralsund was once home to a Jewish family named Blach and its leather business. It stood through Nazism and the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1994, a married couple moved to the east German city, which had entered a new era after four decades of Continue Reading »
A German official has apologized to the daughter of a Holocaust survivor for demanding she return 72.55 euros that the government had mistakenly paid out to her deceased mother after she died in January. And Germany will return the money — about $80 — to the daughter, who had written a check for the amount Continue Reading »
(JTA) — A screenwriter who worked with Albert Speer to try to turn the infamous Nazi architect’s life into a movie is charging that an award-winning Israeli documentary about Speer makes significant ethical lapses in its use of archival material.
(JTA) — When she won the privilege of representing Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe contest, Michelle Marie Colon spoke of her pride in making history as the first Black woman from the territory to seize the honor. This week in Israel, where the contest is being held, she has been touting pride in another aspect of Continue Reading »
A teenage author who co-wrote his Auschwitz-surviving great-grandmother’s memoir has been honoured by the Prime Minister. Dov Forman, 17, was awarded the Points of Light Award by Boris Johnson at Downing Street during a Chanukah reception this week.
(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — In January of 1943, Irma Lauscher, a teacher at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, smuggled a tree into the camp so that the Jewish children imprisoned by the Nazis could celebrate Tu B’Shevat in a secret ceremony. The children used their water rations to nurture the sapling.