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ADL: Twitch, the gaming network, is most effective social platform at curbing Holocaust denial

Posted on January 27, 2021

(JTA) — How well are the world’s most prominent social media companies rooting out Holocaust denial on their platforms? Not at all, the Anti-Defamation League concluded after reviewing their policies this month — and then testing how those policies are put into practice. Only Twitch, the platform for games, earned a “B” grade from the Continue Reading »

Facebook debuts new fact check box to combat Holocaust denial

Posted on January 27, 2021

(JTA) — People who search for information about the Holocaust on Facebook will now be prompted to visit a website on the genocide curated by the World Jewish Congress and UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Starting Wednesday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, users will see a box labeled “Learning About Continue Reading »

Biden recalls Charlottesville march on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted on January 27, 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden recalled the deadly neo-Nazi march in 2017 in his statement Wednesday marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying that Holocaust awareness must address current threats of genocide. “The horrors we saw and heard in Charlottesville in 2017, with white nationalists and neo-Nazis spewing the same anti-Semitic bile we heard in Continue Reading »

Austrian government, Jewish community vaccinate survivors on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted on January 27, 2021

(JTA) — The main representative body of Austrian Jewry organized the vaccination of Holocaust survivors in Vienna on Wednesday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In the project by the Jewish Community of Vienna on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, multiple survivors were brought from across Austria and Slovakia to Continue Reading »

Israeli Holocaust museum under fire for allegedly smuggling artifacts out of Warsaw

Posted on January 27, 2021

(JTA) — The city of Warsaw has accused an Israeli Holocaust museum of being involved in the smuggling out of Poland of Jewish prayer artifacts that the museum said were found inside an old bunker in the Polish capital. The Shem Olam museum near Hadera announced this week that it had obtained 10 sets of tefillin, a Continue Reading »

Warsaw ghetto. Eighty years ago, the gates slammed. They locked up hundreds of thousands of people in a small piece of Warsaw

Posted on January 26, 2021

On Saturday, November 16, 1940, the Germans closed the Warsaw ghetto. In the area of ​​307 ha in the center of the city, they initially imprisoned over 350,000 people. Jews. But they took their freedom step by step from the beginning of the occupation. “The morning of November 16 was a great shock for everyone. It turned out that Continue Reading »

Holocaust Films Streaming Now for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted on January 25, 2021

  As we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day this week, watch these award-winning films from the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Two-time Academy Award-winning Moriah Films that are streaming now: Against The Tide Narrated by Dustin Hoffman A compelling film that documents what happened in the US during the Holocaust, and how a young activist, Peter Bergson, Continue Reading »

How Slovakia’s Oscars contender revived two forgotten Holocaust heroes — an interview with Peter Bebjak

Posted on January 25, 2021

When Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba escaped Auschwitz in 1944, they didn’t just save themselves. The two men, both Slovak Jews, used data secretly compiled during their time as sonderkommandos in Auschwitz to write the eponymous Wetzler-Vrba report, which provided one of the first eyewitness accounts of the death camp’s infamous gas chambers. Publicized by the BBC Continue Reading »

Polish Holocaust scholars sued for suggesting mayor who saved a Jew helped kill 22 others

Posted on January 19, 2021

(JTA) — Two well-known Polish Holocaust historians are on trial for alleged defamation over their claim that late mayor of a town near Warsaw who saved one Jewish woman was involved in the murder of 22 other Jews. Jan Grabowski and Barbara Engelking were sued last year in civil court by a niece of the Continue Reading »

US Army discharges officer who made Holocaust joke on TikTok

Posted on January 19, 2021

(JTA) — The U.S. Army is removing an officer who made a Holocaust joke last year on TikTok. Nathan Freihofer, a second lieutenant, has millions of followers on TikTok, the video social media platform. In August, Freihofer posted a joke about the Holocaust, then told his followers, “If you get offended, get the f*** out Continue Reading »

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