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Holocaust

Study: More than one in 10 Americans under 40 thinks Jews caused the Holocaust

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

09/16/2020 More than one in 10 American adults under 40 believes that Jews caused the Holocaust. That’s one finding from a survey published Wednesday trying to gauge Holocaust knowledge among millennials and Generation Z, a cohort ranging in age from 18 to 39. The survey found that most respondents had heard of the Holocaust and … Read More

Holocaust Survivor Architect Designs Memorial for Albanians Who Rescued Jews

Monday, August 24, 2020

08/22/2020 In the world of New York architecture, Stephen Jacobs is known for his multimillion-dollar creations, such as the Hotel Gansevoort, a swanky boutique hotel with a rooftop bar that was the first luxury hotel in the city’s trendy Meatpacking District. But Jacobs recently finished a much different project — and charged nothing. For several … Read More

Survivors Launch Online Campaign to Ban Holocaust Denial From Facebook

Thursday, July 30, 2020

A group of Holocaust survivors launched a campaign on Wednesday calling on Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg to take immediate action to remove Holocaust denial from the social media site. Coordinated by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which “represents the world’s Jews in negotiating for compensation and restitution for victims of Nazi persecution,” … Read More

Memorial to Holocaust Victims Unveiled in Moldova

Friday, July 24, 2020

A new Holocaust memorial was unveiled in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova this week on the site of a former Jewish ghetto. The memorial in the city of Cahul — in the south of the landlocked nation that is sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine — was the site of mass executions of Jews during the … Read More

Banknote Helps Holocaust Survivor Reunite With Soldier Who Liberated Her

Monday, July 13, 2020

The great-grandson of Auschwitz survivor Lily Ebert, Dov Forman, 16, shared an interesting story about how the family’s matriarch reunited with the soldier who liberated her. Forman said that his great-grandmother showed him an Allied military authorities’ (Alliierte Militärbehörde) banknote inscribed with a hopeful message. A message that also helped her find the kind individual … Read More

Memorial Dedicated to Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

Friday, July 10, 2020

A memorial to Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, established jointly by the US and Albania, was dedicated on Thursday, with the US ambassador to Albania calling the country’s legacy of rescuing Jews “an inspiring story of humanity, courage, and honor.” The memorial in the Grand Park of Tirana was established by the US … Read More

Construction Begins on First Public Monument to All Austria’s Holocaust Victims

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Construction began on the first public monument naming all Austrian victims of the Holocaust on Monday. The monument will list all 64,259 Austrian Jews who lost their lives to Nazi atrocities, and is scheduled to be completed next spring. Despite being the country where Adolf Hilter was born, Austria has long had issues confronting its … Read More

Portugal’s Parliament Recognizes Consul Who Saved Thousands From Nazis

Friday, June 19, 2020

Portugal’s parliament unanimously approved a bill last week to posthumously honor former Bordeaux Consul General Aristides de Sousa Mendes with a disembodied tomb at the National Pantheon. Mendes is credited with saving thousands of lives, including approximately 10,000 Jews, by directly disobeying orders and issuing thousands of visas to those attempting to flee the advancing Nazi army. … Read More

Portugal Finally Recognizes Consul Who Saved Thousands From Holocaust

Friday, June 19, 2020

Eighty years ago, a middle-aged, mid-ranking diplomat sank into deep depression and watched his hair turn grey in days, as he saw the streets of Bordeaux filling with Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis. As Portugal’s consul in Bordeaux, Aristides de Sousa Mendes faced a moral dilemma. Should he obey government orders or listen to his … Read More