Holocaust

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

80 Holocaust survivors celebrate bar, bat mitzvah at Western Wall

Friday, January 24, 2020

80 Holocaust survivors celebrated their bar or bat mitzvahs last week at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The survivors were unable to celebrate their bar or bat mitzvahs at the traditional age (13 for boys, 12 for girls) because of World War II. The celebrations were conducted in collaboration with the “Perah L’Nitzul” project of … Read More