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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

Oregon to require schools to teach about the Holocaust

Friday, July 19, 2019

Washington (CNN)Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ushered in a new law on Monday that mandates public schools in the state teach students about genocide and the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. Surrounded by Holocaust survivors, photographs and artifacts, Brown signed the legislation at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, joining the state with … Read More