Holocaust Headlines

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

YouTube to remove videos denying Holocaust, glorifying Nazism

Thursday, June 6, 2019

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it is to remove material that denies the Holocaust or glorifies Nazism. The move, announced on YouTube’s official blog, marks a new stage in the battle against hate speech, the company said. In 2017, Google’s video-sharing platform took a tougher stance against supremacist content, limiting actions such as sharing, recommending … Read More

More than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps posted online

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The International Tracing Service in Germany has published online more than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps with information on more than 2.2 million people. The effort to put the archive online was undertaken in partnership with the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. The tracing service, based in Bad Arolsen, … Read More

Over 1,000 bodies found in Holocaust-era mass grave in Belarus

Monday, May 20, 2019

In January, memories of the Holocaust were once again brought up when a mass grave was discovered in Brest, Belarus on the construction site of a new luxury apartment block. Since the discovery, the bones of 1,214 people, most believed to have been Jews, were excavated from the site, tangled with shreds of cloth and … Read More