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A Holocaust Survivor speaks her mind

'We are in a war between good and evil; Israel and America on the one side, the rest of the world on the othe. As it was for Abraham.' Op-ed

A Holocaust Survivor speaks her mind

Serbia begins renovation work on Staro Sajmiste death camp

Construction work will also include a memorial center and two museums to honor victims.

Serbia to preserve Staro Sajmiste death camp, construct memorial

Vermont targeted with antisemitic flyer campaign

Residents of Vermont find antisemitic flyers on driveways and sidewalks which local rabbi compares to propaganda before the Holocaust.

Vermont targeted with antisemitic flyer campaign

GOP candidate for Illinois governor blasted for comparing abortion to the Holocaust

Republican Illinois governor candidate Darren Bailey under fire for 2017 video stating that Holocaust 'doesn't even compare' to abortion.

GOP gov. candidate blasted for comparing abortion to Holocaust

Romanian Holocaust survivors to be eligible for pensions

PM Lapid, Social Equality Min. Merav Cohen reach agreement with Romanian government on Romanian Holocaust survivors living in Israel.

Romanian Holocaust survivors to be eligible for pensions

Rotterdam unveils Holocaust memorial of 10,000 stones

New monument features one stone for every resident of Dutch city deported during the Holocaust.

Rotterdam unveils Holocaust memorial of 10,000 stones

Auction house defends sale of Hitler's belongings

Maryland auction house defends sale of Hitler items and Eva Braun’s swastika-studded dog collar. 'What we sell is criminal evidence.'

Auction house defends sale of Hitler's belongings

German man sent to prison for Holocaust comment

German man reportedly sent to prison for Holocaust comment about singer who claimed antisemitism.

German man sent to prison for Holocaust comment

How a postcard prompted a look into French Jewry's thought processes

A mysterious postcard made French author Anne Berest confront her family’s Holocaust story.

How a postcard prompted a look into French Jewry's thinking

Keir Starmer defends using Holocaust memorial backdrop in political video

UK Labour leader Starmer defends showing Berlin Holocaust memorial in election video.

Keir Starmer defends using Holocaust memorial backdrop

Keir Starmer blasted for Holocaust memorial backdrop in political ad

Labour leader walks through the Berlin Holocaust memorial as he mentions “the serious situation in Ukraine” and economic policy.

Keir Starmer blasted for Holocaust backdrop in political adplayer

How a Jewish girl posed as a Christian to survive the Holocaust

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a Christian to evade the Holocaust in ‘My Name Is Sara’

How a Jewish girl posed as a Christian to survive the Holocaust

France marks 80th anniversary of Vel' d'Hiv roundup of Jews

President Macron visits site where Jews were detained during roundup, before being forced off to concentration camps.

France marks 80th anniversary of mass roundup of Jews

Change needed to Holocaust remembrance as survivors pass away, advocacy group says

B’nai Brith Canada urges the implementation of a series of recommendations as Holocaust survivors pass away.

Change needed to Holocaust remembrance as survivors pass away

During Yad Vashem visit: Biden got down on his knees in front of two Holocaust survivors

Biden after meeting two survivors at Yad Vashem: I vow to continue to fight the poison of antisemitism.

Biden got down on his knees in front of two Holocaust survivors

Greek Jews call for creation of Thessaloniki Holocaust monument

Memorial would commemorate site of deportation of 2,000 Jews who were used as forced labor by the German army during the Holocaust.

Greek Jews call for creation of Thessaloniki Holocaust monument

Belgrade unveils stumbling stones in honor of Holocaust victim

German sculptor Gunter Demnig installs five stumbling stones in Serbia at the former residences of Holocaust victims.

Belgrade unveils stumbling stones in honor of Holocaust victims

New exhibit uses personal objects to tell the story of the Holocaust

NYC’s Holocaust museum uses personal objects to tell the story of lives lived and lost.

New exhibit uses personal objects to tell story of the Holocaust

Latvia commemorates Jewish genocide memorial day

Day to remember the 70,000 Latvian Jews murdered during the Holocaust takes place in Latvia.

Latvia commemorates Jewish genocide memorial day

Major new Holocaust exhibit opens at NYC’s Museum of Jewish Heritage

Major new exhibit, “The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do,” has opened at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Major Holocaust exhibit opens at NYC’s Museum of Jewish Heritage

Holocaust survivors’ ambulance brings new Jew into the world

'‘It’s for moments like this that we donated the ambulance,' Holocaust survivor says.

Holocaust survivors’ ambulance brings new Jew into the world

101-year old former Nazi camp guard sentenced to 5 years for war crimes

Oldest person charged in Germany with Holocaust war crimes found guilty of accessory to murder while a guard at Sachsenhausen death camp.

101-year old Nazi guard sentenced to 5 years for war crimes

The rubble that could have been Jews

80 years ago this week, the USA decided that rubble from Bristol was worth saving and that Jews were not. Op-ed.

The rubble that could have been Jews

Holocaust remembrance conference takes place in Sweden

300 Holocaust researchers gather at IHRA conference to focus on fulfilling promises made at 2021 Malmö Holocaust and antisemitism forum.

Holocaust remembrance conference takes place in Sweden

Jozef Walaszczyk, Poland’s oldest rescuer of Jews, dies at 102

Underground Polish partisan who helped shield dozens of Jews from the Nazis dies at 102.

Jozef Walaszczyk, Poland’s oldest rescuer of Jews, dies at 102

This Muslim basketball star is teaching Holocaust education

NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom brings Holocaust education to Muslim school in Brooklyn.

This Muslim basketball star is teaching Holocaust education

Fred Manasse, physicist, sculptor and voice for fellow Holocaust survivors, dies at 86

Noted physicist, trailblazer in the solar industry field, and award-winning artist Fred Manasse dead at 86.

Fred Manasse, physicist, artist, Holocaust survivor, dies at 86

Education Ministry cancels students summer trips to Poland

Ministry Director General accuses Polish govt. of attempting to rewrite the history of the Holocaust.

Education Ministry cancels students summer trips to Poland

Bernard Levy, Jewish liberator of Bergen-Belsen, dies at 96

British Jewish soldier participated in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen in 1945.

Bernard Levy, Jewish liberator of Bergen-Belsen, dies at 96

Belgian teacher who saved Jewish children during the Holocaust dies at 100

Belgian Resistance member Andrée Geulen-Herscovici was named Righteous Among the Nations for saving Jewish children during the Holocaust.

Belgian teacher who saved children during the Holocaust dies

Amsterdam pays tribute to Jews murdered in Sobibor

Amsterdam holds ceremony honoring 33,000 Dutch Jews who were killed in the Sobibor death camp during the Holocaust.

Amsterdam pays tribute to Jews murdered in Sobibor

Britain’s first ‘stumbling stone’ to be unveiled

Memorial to Holocaust victim Ada van Dantzig unveiled in Golden Square in London.

Britain’s first ‘stumbling stone’ to be unveiled

Netflix films scene in Lithuanian prison where Nazis jailed Jews

Season 4 of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ filmed in a Lithuanian prison where Nazis jailed Jews.

Netflix films scene in Lithuanian prison where Nazis jailed Jews

'We need as many allies and partners as possible' to fight anti-Semitism

Father Patrick Desbois, who investigated the mass shootings of Jews during the Holocaust, joins CAM Advisory Board.

'We need as many allies and partners as possible'

Spanish Jewish leader calls for increasing Holocaust education to combat antisemitism

Isaac Benzaquén says that the Holocaust must not be forgotten because “unfortunately history repeats itself.”

Spanish Jewish leader calls for increasing Holocaust education

Belarussian Couple to be Posthumously Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations

Kondratiy and Anna Lakotko, who risked their lives to save 6 Jews during WWII, to be posthumously recognized by Yad Vashem tomorrow.

Belarussian Couple Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations

A new podcast chronicles the little-known stories of boxers from the Holocaust era

“What’s also not stressed enough is that these were amazing boxers. Once the Holocaust comes, it was forgotten.”

New podcast chronicles the stories of Holocast-era boxers

101-year old Nazi guard on trial in Germany may get five years in jail

Prosecutors in the trial of 101-year old ex-Nazi death camp guard charged in Germany with war crimes ask for five-year sentence.

101yr old Nazi guard on trial in Germany may get 5 years in jail

Lithuanian Holocaust memorial vandalized

Memorial in Kretinga District Municipality honoring the lives of 320 Jews who were mass murdered at the site vandalized with swastika.

Lithuanian Holocaust memorial vandalized

Four Holocaust survivors awarded first Simon Wiesenthal Prize

2021 prize awarded to Lily Ebert, Zwi Nigal, Karl Pfeifer and Liliana Segre for dedication to Holocaust education and fighting antisemitism.

Four Holocaust survivors awarded first Simon Wiesenthal Prize