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A 94-year-old Holocaust survivor makes her feature film debut – and a new star is born

Posted on November 9, 2021

It is rare, I think, to leap from making matzoh balls to making movies. But it is even rarer, I imagine, to land the leap with élan. Yet this is the accomplishment of “Trop d’amour,” a film by a young French actress and filmmaker, Frankie Wallach, starring her grandmother Julia Wallach, the maker of kneidlach Continue Reading »

My German-Jewish grandmother’s childhood autograph book survived the Holocaust. It is one of the few that did.

Posted on November 8, 2021

(JTA) — In 1916, in the picturesque German village of Heinebach, a 14-year-old girl named Elisabeth Schmidtkunz penned a sweet message in her classmate Jenny Katz’s autograph book. “Jenny! Get to know people,” wrote Elisabeth. “People are changeable. Some who call you a friend today, might talk about you tomorrow! With love from your classmate, Continue Reading »

18 Year Old Spanish Fascist Receives German Nazi Scholarship

Posted on November 3, 2021

The 18-year-old Isabel Peralta has since received a ten-month scholarship in Dusseldorf “to learn techniques for propaganda and combat.” The host is the German neo-Nazi group, “Der III Weg” (the Third Way). Since Peralta’s arrival, the group has organized “citizen patrols” to intimidate political refugees in Brandenburg. The group has published its actions: “Well equipped, Continue Reading »

At least 9 former Nazis died in the US while awaiting deportation. 3 House Democrats want to know why.

Posted on November 3, 2021

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — In 1992, the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations learned that before moving to the United States, a Brooklyn potato chip salesman had participated in the liquidation of Jewish ghettos in Poland, including those in Warsaw, Lublin and Czestochowa. And there was evidence that he helped other SS men execute 50 to 60 Jews Continue Reading »

For Holocaust Scholar, Another Confrontation With Neo-Nazi Hate

Posted on November 3, 2021

WASHINGTON — Deborah E. Lipstadt, a renowned Holocaust scholar, was not in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017 when torch-bearing neo-Nazi marchers chanted “Jews will not replace us” and a young woman was killed in the violence. And yet Dr. Lipstadt is to take the stand in the continuing trial, where she will testify as a Continue Reading »

Secretary of Evil: True she is 96 and her alleged complicity in the horrors of Hitler’s death camps was 76 years ago. But IAN BIRRELL says justice must be served – however belatedly

Posted on November 1, 2021

Eighty years ago this weekend, a young SS recruit started working as a guard at Sachsenhausen, the concentration camp close to Berlin conceived by Nazi leaders as a potent symbol of their power. His name was Josef. He was born in Lithuania, one of eight children in a farming family who had only attended school in the Continue Reading »

Ukrainian researchers find Lviv sewer where dozens of Jews escaped Nazis

Posted on October 28, 2021

The location of the underground hideouts remained unknown until a team of archaeologists inspired by a 2011 Polish movie about the saga discovered a secret chamber where at least 20 Jews lived. The dozens of Jews who escaped the Nazis by hiding in the sewers of Lviv became local and international lore almost immediately after Continue Reading »

Chilean newspaper draws outrage with tribute to Nazi leader Hermann Göring

Posted on October 28, 2021

(JTA) — One of the largest newspapers in Chile published a tribute feature to Nazi Hermann Göring on Sunday, sparking an outcry from politicians and the Chilean Jewish community. The article, which was timed to the 75th anniversary of Göring’s death and resembled a eulogy, included details about the Nazi leader’s youth, military career and Continue Reading »

How science is helping unearth an 80-year-old Holocaust mystery

Posted on October 28, 2021

Out of the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto, remnants of resistance emerge, thanks to advanced geoscientific tools and a team determined to keep the horrors of history from fading. In a grassy patch of public park in central Warsaw last week, archaeologists dug up a rusted metal coat hook and the tangled chain of a Continue Reading »

Swedish education agency recommends exercise that has students argue the Holocaust never happened

Posted on October 28, 2021

(JTA) — Sweden’s National Agency for Education recommended that teachers should make students try to prove that the Holocaust never happened, as part of a push to help them understand conspiracy theories. The recommendation came in a recently published handbook for high school teachers that the government’s institution in charge of scholastic issues had created, Continue Reading »

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