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Holocaust

Romania set to open first Holocaust museum since end of Second World War

Monday, October 14, 2019

(October 11, 2019 / JNS) Romania will open its first national Holocaust museum more than seven decades since the end of World War II. The National Museum of Jewish History and the Holocaust in Romania will be in an 86,000-square-foot, eight-story building on the central Calea Victoriei avenue in Bucharest, reported Reuters. Romanian President Klaus … Read More

Pro-Israel Columbia student questions Malaysian premier about Holocaust denial

Friday, September 27, 2019

(September 26, 2019 / JNS) A member of the college campus group Students Supporting Israel confronted Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his controversial Columbia University speech on Wednesday about the leader questioning the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. Mohamad, who was speaking as part of Columbia’s World Leaders Forum, was asked to … Read More

Israel angrily rejects Holocaust-Gaza comparison from Turkey’s Erdogan

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Israeli leaders on Tuesday lashed out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who likened the Jewish state’s Gaza policies to the Nazi treatment of the Jews during a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. According to a report by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Erdogan told US Muslim leaders in a Monday meeting … Read More

US State Department announces special envoy for Holocaust issues

Friday, September 13, 2019

(September 12, 2019 / JNS) The U.S. State Department announced on Thursday that Cherrie Daniels has been tapped to be its Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues. Founded in 1999, the Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues “develops and implements U.S. policy to return Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, secure compensation for Nazi-era … Read More

Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored in Warsaw

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A US-based Jewish foundation honored Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, a number that grows smaller each year, with US and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects at the event Sunday in Warsaw to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger to save others. Those still living today, 80 years after … Read More

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