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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