Record 2.3 million people visited Auschwitz in 2019

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A record 2.3 million visitors toured former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau last year, the museum said on Tuesday, as the site gears up to mark 75 years since its last prisoners were liberated. The figure was an increase of 170,000 on the visitor numbers from 2018, the previous record year. Almost 400,000 Poles toured the … Read More

Holocaust survivor is named 2019 ‘Texan of the Year’

Thursday, January 2, 2020

(December 31, 2019 / JNS) Max Glauben, a longtime Dallas resident and Holocaust survivor, was declared the 2019 “Texan of the Year” by The Dallas Morning News on Sunday. Glauben, 91, and his family survived the Warsaw Ghetto only to be taken to the Majdanek concentration camp, where his mother, father and younger brother died. … Read More

Portugal becomes 34th International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance member

Thursday, December 5, 2019

(December 5, 2019 / Jewish Journal) Portugal became the 34th full member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on Wednesday. The IHRA posted the announcement on Twitter: “Congratulations to Portugal, which has now become a full member of the IHRA! #IHRAinLuxembourg.” The IHRA was formed in 1998 to promote awareness of and education about … Read More

Thousands rally in Milan in solidarity with Holocaust survivor under police escort

Thursday, November 14, 2019

About 5,000 people rallied under a pelting rain in front of the Holocaust Memorial of Milan on Monday night to express their solidarity with Auschwitz survivor and Senator for Life Liliana Segre. The event was titled “Milan does not hate.” In videos of the rally posted by Italian media, hundreds of colorful umbrellas can be … Read More