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Holocaust

Sen. Lee Holding Up Widely Supported Holocaust Education Bill

Friday, May 8, 2020

Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) has placed a hold on legislation meant to expand Holocaust education programs, angering supporters in the pro-Israel community who say the bill was on track to be approved before hitting this roadblock. The legislation, which was set for approval amid commemorations of May’s Jewish American Heritage Month, would improve and … Read More

Celebrities Raise Funds for Meals to Holocaust Survivors Homebound in New York

Friday, May 8, 2020

A group of celebrities helped fundraise on Tuesday to deliver meals for Holocaust survivors living in New York City who cannot leave their home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The group included New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman; actor and singer Skylar Astin; NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas; and actress Dolores Catania. They teamed … Read More

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Data Shows 189,500 Survivors Live in Israel

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

On the eve of Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Finance Ministry’s Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority stated there were 189,500 survivors currently living in Israel. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there were to be no public ceremonies to mark the occasion, and the main official memorial was filmed in advance at the Holocaust museum … Read More

‘At This Time, Our Mission is to Protect Holocaust Survivors’

Monday, April 20, 2020

Amid Israel’s battle against the coronavirus epidemic, the Israel Defense Forces has a special mission to protect Holocaust survivors, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Monday. In the introduction of a message to all IDF personnel ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Monday evening, Kochavi wrote: “When the soldiers … Read More

Germany Marks Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Nazi Camp as Memorial Event Canceled

Friday, April 17, 2020

Germany held a minute’s silence on Wednesday to mark 75 years since the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp was liberated, after planned commemorations were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Stephan Weil, Lower Saxony state premier, called on residents to observe the silence to remember the liberation on April 15, 1945, urging them to set aside … Read More

Uber Eats Helps Deliver Passover Food to Holocaust Survivors in New York

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Met Council for Jewish Poverty and Uber Eats have teamed up to deliver kosher-for-Passover food to Holocaust survivors in New York who are staying home amid fears of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Uber Eats delivery staff picked up 500 seder boxes on Monday and Tuesday from the Met Council distribution center in Brooklyn, N.Y., … Read More

Millions of Dollars Going to Holocaust Survivors for Coronavirus Help

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Millions of dollars in additional funds are being made available to agencies around the world that provide aid to Holocaust survivors, whose advanced age and health issues makes them particularly vulnerable to the new coronavirus, the organization that handles claims on behalf of Jewish victims of the Nazis announced Monday. The New … Read More

Yad Vashem to Mark Remembrance Day With Global Name Reading From Home

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial based in Jerusalem, is creating a global name-reading initiative to mark Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since gathering for the annual national Yom Hashoah ceremony, and smaller community ceremonies are impossible this year, Yad Vashem is working to ensure that the names of Holocaust members are read out and … Read More

Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

When more than 200 survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gather there on Monday to mark 75 years since its liberation, many will do so for the last time. Elderly survivors from the United States, Israel, Australia, South America, Russia, Slovenia and elsewhere were among presidents, prime ministers and royalty from across the globe at … Read More