Holocaust

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

Evidence of ‘Second Japanese Schindler’ Found in US

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

New evidence has emerged of another high-ranking Japanese official to be involved in the rescue of Jews during World War II via issuing transit visas those escaping persecution from Nazi Germany to pass through Japan, according to a report from the English-language Japanese daily The Mainichireleased in late May Saburo Nei (1902-92), who was Japan’s … Read More