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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 »

Texas official to teachers: State law requires teaching ‘opposing’ views on the Holocaust

Posted on October 16, 2021

(JTA) — Teachers in a Texas school district were told last week that a new state law requiring them to present multiple perspectives about “widely debated and currently controversial” issues meant they needed to make “opposing” views on the Holocaust available to students. https://www.jta.org/2021/10/14/united-states/texas-official-to-teachers-state-law-requires-teaching-opposing-views-on-the-holocaust?utm_source=JTA_Maropost&utm_campaign=JTA_DB&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-35533-448488

I spoke to a Holocaust survivor’s 3D hologram. Then I phoned the survivor.

Posted on October 14, 2021

I sat down across from Renee Firestone and asked her about her life during the Holocaust. The conversation flowed: what her life was like before the war, and how she endured Auschwitz. The small, spirited 97-year-old survivor was direct and honest, answering personal questions with powerful details—all the more remarkable because the real Renee Firestone Continue Reading »

Memorial site launched at Babi Yar killing ground

Posted on October 11, 2021

Testimony of Nazi murderers revealed • Presidents Herzog, Zelensky, Steinmeier launch commemoration site • Sharansky: A double crime was committed, first by Nazis, then Soviets KYIV – The presidents of Ukraine, Israel and Germany on Wednesday led an inauguration ceremony of a memorial site at Babyn Yar in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, a site where Continue Reading »

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