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Holocaust

Portugal becomes 34th International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance member

Thursday, December 5, 2019

(December 5, 2019 / Jewish Journal) Portugal became the 34th full member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on Wednesday. The IHRA posted the announcement on Twitter: “Congratulations to Portugal, which has now become a full member of the IHRA! #IHRAinLuxembourg.” The IHRA was formed in 1998 to promote awareness of and education about … Read More

Thousands rally in Milan in solidarity with Holocaust survivor under police escort

Thursday, November 14, 2019

About 5,000 people rallied under a pelting rain in front of the Holocaust Memorial of Milan on Monday night to express their solidarity with Auschwitz survivor and Senator for Life Liliana Segre. The event was titled “Milan does not hate.” In videos of the rally posted by Italian media, hundreds of colorful umbrellas can be … Read More

Holocaust survivors reunite with rescuer at Yad Vashem

Monday, November 4, 2019

There was not a dry eye in sight as siblings Sarah Yanai and Yossi Mor embraced the woman who saved their lives in Greece during the Holocaust. On Sunday, Melpomeni Dina (née Gianopoulou) reunited with Yanai and Mor (whose family name had been Mordechai) in an emotional meeting when they introduced their rescuer, 92-year-old Dina, … Read More

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