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French police:

'Suspects in vandalism of Holocaust memorial fled to Belgium'

French prosecutors say three suspects in last week's defacement of the Paris Holocaust memorial were tracked across the border into Belgium.

'Suspects in vandalism of Holocaust memorial fled to Belgium'

Latvia:

Jewish artist fights for Holocaust memorial at concentration camp

Nearly 4,000 Jews died at Jungfernhof, a Nazi camp in Latvia. This artist is fighting for a memorial to them.

Jewish artist fights for Holocaust memorial at concentration camp

Vandals deface Paris Holocaust museum with blood-red hands

Wall of the Righteous memorial to French citizens who saved Jews defaced with dozens of red hands in act Israeli Ambassador harkens to lynching of 2 Israelis at start of Second Intifada.

Vandals deface Paris Holocaust museum with blood-red hands

Live:

March of the Living begins at Auschwitz

Six Holocaust survivors who were affected by the October 7 massacre join the March of the Living on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

March of the Living begins at Auschwitz

On eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day

95-year-old Holocaust survivor passes away

Esther Greitzer, 95-year-old Holocaust survivor who survived Auschwitz and the infamous 'medical experiments,' passes away; nephew urges the public to attend her funeral.

95-year-old Holocaust survivor passes away

Survivor in the IDF

'I saluted the flag, as the Holocaust flashed before my eyes'

Izi (Itzhak) Kabilio, who lit one of the torches at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem tells his story.

'I saluted the flag, as the Holocaust flashed before my eyes'

Holocaust survivor:

'Everything amazing became terribly sad'

Pnina Hefer was one of six survivors to light a torch at the State Ceremony opening Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.

'Everything amazing became terribly sad'

Libyan Holocaust survivor:

'I try to live an active life that's my victory over the Nazis'

Allegra Gutta, who lit a torch at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem, was deported with her family by the Italians from Benghazi to the Giado concentration camp.

'I try to live an active life that's my victory over the Nazis'

Holocaust survivor recounts:

'We heard the Germans' boots, we laid down and were quiet'

Raisa Brodsky was one of six survivors to light a torch at the State Ceremony opening Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.

'We heard the Germans' boots, we laid down and were quiet'

'Try to remain good Jews'

Holocaust survivor remembers father's last words

Michael Bar-On, who lit one of the torches at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem tells his story.

Holocaust survivor remembers father's last words

'Like liberating Majdanek’

Fallen soldier's account of massacre aftermath

Yossi Hershkowitz, who fell in Gaza, spoke to his father on October 9th and told him about the military activity in the area after the massacre: ‘If we don’t destroy them, we have nothing to look for here.’

Fallen soldier's account of massacre aftermath

Trudeau on Yom HaShoah

'Jewish Canadians feel Canada's promise is under threat'

Canadian PM: 'We made it a criminal act to deny, or to dismiss, the Holocaust in Canada. We will teach more Canadians, especially younger ones, about the horrors of the Holocaust, so that every generation will know their own responsibility to uphold the vow of “never again.'"

'Jewish Canadians feel Canada's promise is under threat'

The warning of the 102-year-old Holocaust survivor

The warning of the 102-year-old Holocaust survivor at the German Film Awards Ceremony

The warning of the 102-year-old Holocaust survivor

Netanyahu to torchlighters:

'If we need to stand alone – we will stand alone'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes' Remembrance Day Torchlighters: "."

'If we need to stand alone – we will stand alone'

Germany:

Woman returns grandfather's looted Holocaust stamp collection

A German soldier looted postcards from doomed Jews in Poland. 80 years later, his granddaughter brought them back.

Woman returns grandfather's looted Holocaust stamp collection

Yad Vashem condemns covering of London Holocaust memorial

Israel's national Holocaust memorial warns 'root problems of antisemitism' must be confronted after Holocaust memorial covered during anti-Israel march.

Yad Vashem condemns covering of London Holocaust memorial

London police cover Holocaust memorial during anti-Israel march

Hyde Park Holocaust memorial covered to prevent anti-Israel marchers from defacing it, 1 week after Jewish man warned he faced arrest for being 'visibly Jewish.'

London police cover Holocaust memorial during anti-Israel march

Tennessee:

Children's Holocaust Memorial closed due to Hamas war

Holocaust memorial created as part of school project where eighth graders gathered six million paper clips to symbolize the Jewish victims of Nazi Germany temporarily closed due to security concerns surrounding Gaza war.

Children's Holocaust Memorial closed due to Hamas war

Calls for a double Holocaust at Columbia U

And still there are those who defend those who call to murder Jews in New York City as mere critics of Israel, who decry any attempt to combat this naked hatred as the silencing of legitimate criticism. Do the math. Op-ed.

Calls for a double Holocaust at Columbia U

Israeli speakers stricken from Bergen-Belsen ceremony

The ceremony date was changed with no warning to the survivors of the camp and no Israelis will be allowed to address the audience.

Israeli speakers stricken from Bergen-Belsen ceremony

Holocaust survivors in Israel to receive additional funds

Germany to give Holocaust survivors in Israel an extra $238 each because of the war.

Holocaust survivors in Israel to receive additional funds

No, Joe Rogan: There is no comparing the Holocaust and Gaza

Podcast host uses video of 4 people, possibly terrorists, being killed as proof of genocide in Gaza and Israeli similarity to the Holocaust, when the Nazis murdered 1.5 million Jews in 3 months, 15,000 a day. Op-ed.

No, Joe Rogan: There is no comparing the Holocaust and Gaza

Amsterdam takes first step in walking back Nazi collaboration

Amsterdam, atoning for role in delivering Jews to the Nazis, pledges donation and memorials at tram stops.

Amsterdam takes first step in walking back Nazi collaboration

Holocaust education:

In New York, private tours aim to combat antisemitism

The Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks to educate more college-age visitors about the Holocaust, starting with a private tour for CUNY students.

In New York, private tours aim to combat antisemitism

Amid uptick in antisemitism at home

UK assumes IHRA presidency

The theme of the UK presidency is 'In Plain Sight,' drawing attention to the fact that the Holocaust did not happen in a dark corner.

UK assumes IHRA presidency

Knesset Approves:

Greater legal aid for Holocaust survivors

A new amendment will grant survivors free legal representation in a variety of fields with no need to prove financial eligibility.

Greater legal aid for Holocaust survivors

Virginia:

Students may opt out of Holocaust survivor's talk

Virginia school district will let students opt out of Holocaust lesson, citing Jewish students’ ‘trauma.’

Students may opt out of Holocaust survivor's talk

The Lord is my shepherd

The hardships we endure to continue our heritage is sometimes best told by individuals who Survived the Holocaust, and who testify their deliverance as absolute miracles. Op-ed.

The Lord is my shepherd

Netherlands:

New museum aims to raise Holocaust awareness

The Netherlands, home to the Nazis’ most famous victim, has never had a Holocaust museum — until now.

New museum aims to raise Holocaust awareness

'How dare you?'

Montana Tucker slams Oscar winner Jonathan Glazer

Montana Tucker, Jewish TikTok influencer, slams Jonathan Glazer, Oscar award winner who renounced Judaism because of the war in Gaza

Montana Tucker slams Oscar winner Jonathan Glazer

Netherlands:

Tram company worked with Nazis, demanded payment

Dutch tram company that carried Anne Frank to her doom sought compensation after the war, new research shows.

Tram company worked with Nazis, demanded payment

PA Official:

'Hitler had obvious reasons for the Holocaust'

A Palestinian official claimed that he was 'no fan of Hitler', but that there were nonetheless 'obvious reasons' for causing the Holocaust.

'Hitler had obvious reasons for the Holocaust'

Prince of Wales visits Western Marble Arch Synagogue

The Prince of Wales visited the Western Marble Arch Synagogue, London, where he participated in conversations about the deeply troubling rise in antisemitism in the UK, and some of the invaluable work that is being carried out to combat it.

Prince of Wales visits Western Marble Arch Synagogue

Washington State:

Holocaust education bill falls flat

Holocaust education bill fails in Washington State after debate over Jewish refugees, genocide and the Gaza war.

Holocaust education bill falls flat

German youth applaud Final Solution results

German students applauded a slide at the end of film, 'The Wannsee Conference,' describing how many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.

German youth applaud Final Solution results

This Polish 'countess' was a WWII hero - and a Jew

A Polish ‘countess’ saved thousands of concentration camp prisoners from the Nazis. No one knew she was a Jew.

This Polish 'countess' was a WWII hero - and a Jew

Europe's universities stop teaching the Holocaust

I was in Utrecht way back in 2009 for a journalistic investigation into the Islamization of Holland and already then I understood that we were living in an obscene moment of cultural chaos. Op-ed.

Europe's universities stop teaching the Holocaust

The fearless operation needed to thwart a Shoah

Israel must use the window of opportunity that has opened after Islamists on October 7th proved their genocidal designs and before Islamists secure nuclear weapons and close this window, to act swiftly and decisively to save millions of lives. Op-ed.

The fearless operation needed to thwart a Shoah

From tragedy to tactics: the Holocaust and Israel

The Holocaust serves as a somber reminder of the depths to which humanity can sink when hatred goes unchecked and the international community remains indifferent. Op-ed.

From tragedy to tactics: the Holocaust and Israel

Did the Nazis burn this yeshiva's library? Maybe not

The Lublin Yeshiva Library was thought to be destroyed by the Nazis. Then its books started turning up.

Did the Nazis burn this yeshiva's library? Maybe not

Due to October 7th:

Education Ministry cancels Holocaust curriculum

In a controversial decision, students will not be required to learn about the Holocaust this year due to the October 7th massacre.

Education Ministry cancels Holocaust curriculum

Holocaust survivor to Sky News:

'We see it could happen again - because it did'

Since October 7th, 100-year-old Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert has been subjected to death and rape threats. Her great-grandson warns that antisemitism 'did not die with the liberation of Auschwitz.'

'We see it could happen again - because it did'

Sky News apologizes

UK presenter compares Gaza migration to Holocaust

Sky News issues apology after its presenter compared MK Danon's suggestion of voluntary migration of Gazans to the treatment of Jews in the Holocaust.

UK presenter compares Gaza migration to Holocaust

Holocaust survivor:

'Hamas atrocities many times worse than the Nazis.'

90-year-old Miriam Schlisser lived through the Holocaust and the years preceding it, but the emotional turmoil she has experienced since Oct. 7 has brought her to difficult conclusions.

'Hamas atrocities many times worse than the Nazis.'

Diaspora Minister to Arutz Sheva:

'In the summer of 1944 no one came to help'

Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli denounces online anti-Zionism during his trip to Auschwitz with Elon Musk and senior European politicians.

'In the summer of 1944 no one came to help'

Holocaust and 7/10 survivor:

I won't be a refugee in my own country

Pres. Herzog hosts March of the Living Representatives, Kindertransport survivors, including elderly resident of Kibbutz Zikim, displaced following Hamas massacre. 'I will not be a refugee in my country - I want to return to Kibbutz Zikim.'

I won't be a refugee in my own country

EU mission hosts man who survived Holocaust and 10/7

EU Ambassador Dimiter Tzantchev opens “Humans of the Holocaust” photo exhibition by Erez Kaganovitz, honors Haim Raanan, who survived Budapest Ghetto during the Shoah and co-founded Kibbutz Be’eri.

EU mission hosts man who survived Holocaust and 10/7

Watch:

Elon Musk visits Auschwitz-Birkenau

Musk is participating in the European Jewish Association conference in Krakow together with senior political figures from 25 European countries.

Elon Musk visits Auschwitz-Birkenau

Days after swastika graffiti:

Man throws trash at Philly Holocaust memorial

Homeless man caught on video throwing significant amount of trash at America's oldest Holocaust memorial, 2 days after a vandal drew large swastika at the same memorial.

Man throws trash at Philly Holocaust memorial

The Hostage Holocaust

Hearing what few facts have emerged about the state of the hostages after more than 100 days of the most evil torture, which is beyond our imaginations, who cannot grieve? What will we say on Holocaust Remembrance Day? Op-ed.

The Hostage Holocaust

Swastika drawn at Philly Holocaust memorial

Swastika spray-painted just outside the oldest Holocaust memorial the US.

Swastika drawn at Philly Holocaust memorial

Florida:

Lawsuit after Anne Frank's diary pulled from schools

Anne Frank’s diary, ‘Schindler’s List’ among titles at center of major Florida book-ban lawsuit.

Lawsuit after Anne Frank's diary pulled from schools

Kindertransport memorial vandalized in Berlin

Berlin police investigating vandalism of Kindertransport memorial following pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

Kindertransport memorial vandalized in Berlin

Iowa judge blocks law removing Holocaust books from schools

Citing risk to Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night,’ Iowa judge blocks key parts of state book ban law.

Iowa judge blocks law removing Holocaust books from schools

Latvia, Lithuania, offering restitution for Holocaust survivors

In a shift, Latvia and Lithuania are paying Holocaust survivors and heirs for their stolen property.

Latvia, Lithuania, offering restitution for Holocaust survivors

Canada:

Province of Manitoba to make Holocaust education more prominent

Jewish groups welcome the move, which was motivated by discussions with concerned Jewish students.

Province of Manitoba to make Holocaust education more prominent

Canada:

Province of Saskatchewan adds mandatory Holocaust education

Saskatchewan announces that Holocaust education will be a compulsory component of the high school curriculum beginning in 2025-26.

Province of Saskatchewan adds mandatory Holocaust education

Israeli Holocaust survivors call to survivors worldwide

"We were sure that we would never experience the horrors of the Nazis again. We must bring all the hostages back home.”

Israeli Holocaust survivors call to survivors worldwide

Germany:

'Anne Frank' daycare center renamed

Daycare named for famous teenage Holocaust victim since the 1970s renamed after parents of immigrant children complain about name.

'Anne Frank' daycare center renamed

Ontario expands Holocaust education for high school students

Canadian province of Ontario to mandate new and expanded learning about the Holocaust for Grade 10 students starting in 2025.

Ontario expands Holocaust education for high school students