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Israel comes to standstill in somber remembrance of Holocaust victims

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Israel came to a standstill at 10 a.m. Thursday as sirens wailed throughout the country in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. The annual remembrance is one of the most solemn days on Israel’s national calendar, with much of the country all but shutting down to honor … Read More

History is repeating itself, Holocaust survivors warn before March of the Living

Thursday, May 2, 2019

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, Poland — The surge in anti-Semitic attacks in recent years is reminiscent of the pre-World War II era in Europe, a Holocaust survivor warned Wednesday, with others agreeing that anti-Semitism is back in full force, a day before they participate in the annual March of the Living event. “For years, I think a lot … Read More

Israel to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Israel will begin commemorations of Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday evening with a state ceremony to remember the six million Jewish victims of Nazi persecution and to honor the remaining survivors of WW2 atrocities. A state ceremony for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day will be held at 8:00 p.m. local time atop Warsaw Ghetto … Read More

Thousands mourn revered Israeli rabbi and Holocaust survivor

Monday, April 29, 2019

Thousands attended the funeral Sunday for a revered Israeli rabbi and Holocaust survivor known for his especially brutal treatment at the hands of the Nazis and his efforts to memorialise the genocide’s victims. Menahem Mendel Taub, a Hassidic rabbi, died at the age of 96 in Jerusalem on Sunday, drawing tributes from Israeli Prime Minister … Read More