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Holocaust

Holocaust survivor celebrates 104th birthday surrounded by 400 descendants

Thursday, August 8, 2019

This is the picture of triumph over evil. A Holocaust survivor celebrated her 104th birthday last week at the Western Wall in Jerusalem — and for the occasion posed for a photo surrounded by about 400 of her descendants, including her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Centenarian Shoshana Ovitz survived the Auschwitz concentration camp 74 years … Read More

‘Those who sought shelter in our country after the Holocaust deserve better assistance’

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  US Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced on Thursday legislation that would prioritize health care and nutrition services for Holocaust survivors, increasing the likelihood they could continue to live in their own homes rather than be forced into nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. The TIME [Trauma-Informed Modernization of … Read More

Oregon to require schools to teach about the Holocaust

Friday, July 19, 2019

Washington (CNN)Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ushered in a new law on Monday that mandates public schools in the state teach students about genocide and the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. Surrounded by Holocaust survivors, photographs and artifacts, Brown signed the legislation at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, joining the state with … Read More

YouTube to remove videos denying Holocaust, glorifying Nazism

Thursday, June 6, 2019

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it is to remove material that denies the Holocaust or glorifies Nazism. The move, announced on YouTube’s official blog, marks a new stage in the battle against hate speech, the company said. In 2017, Google’s video-sharing platform took a tougher stance against supremacist content, limiting actions such as sharing, recommending … Read More

More than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps posted online

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The International Tracing Service in Germany has published online more than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps with information on more than 2.2 million people. The effort to put the archive online was undertaken in partnership with the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. The tracing service, based in Bad Arolsen, … Read More

Over 1,000 bodies found in Holocaust-era mass grave in Belarus

Monday, May 20, 2019

In January, memories of the Holocaust were once again brought up when a mass grave was discovered in Brest, Belarus on the construction site of a new luxury apartment block. Since the discovery, the bones of 1,214 people, most believed to have been Jews, were excavated from the site, tangled with shreds of cloth and … Read More

CNN Fact Checks Tlaib’s Holocaust Comments: ‘She Can’t Rewrite History’

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CNN’s John King corrected Representative Rashida Tlaib’s (D., Mich.) revisionist history of the Holocaust on Monday, pointing out that Palestinian leaders supported the German extermination of Jews and violently resisted the creation of a Jewish state. “It was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their … Read More