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News and updates about Holocaust Memorial Day

New Plaza Cinema, World Jewish Congress screen documentaries on the Holocaust

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, New Plaza Cinema and World Jewish Congress screen premieres of 2 Holocaust-themed documentaries.

New Plaza Cinema, WJC screen Holocaust-themed documentaries

Iranian newspaper: Hitler was smarter and more courageous than current European leaders

On Holocaust Memorial Day, article in Iranian newspaper affiliated with Ali Khamenei hails Nazi leader.

'Hitler was smarter and more courageous than current leaders'

Gal Gadot on Holocaust Remembrance Day: I pray that we stop the bloodshed

Israeli actress shares story of her Holocaust survivor grandfather in honor of Yom HaShoah in Israel.

'I pray that we come together and stop the bloodshed'

President Herzog: "We must not make do with memory alone"

President Isaac Herzog spoke tonight at the Ghetto Fighter's House to end Holocaust Rememberance Day.

President Herzog: "We must not make do with memory alone"

US marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Secretary of State Antony Blinken releases statement on Holocaust Memorial Day.

US marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Jerusalem Mayor: 'We marched from Auschwitz to Jerusalem'

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion addresses March of the Living at Auschwitz, recalls the members of his family who were murdered by the Nazis.

'We marched from Auschwitz to Jerusalem'

President Herzog: We will not allow the world to forget the Holocaust

President Isaac Herzog addresses the March of the Living on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

'We will not allow the world to forget the Holocaust'

Pres. Herzog: 'The next month, Annette was loaded onto a cattle car'

Israel's Pres. Herzog lays a wreath at Yad Vashem's ceremony, then reads out names of relatives killed in the Holocaust.

 'The next month, Annette was loaded onto a cattle car'

Holocaust survivor activates Remembrance Day siren

Holocaust survivor Reuven, 87, activated the Remembrance Day siren together with his granddaughter, who serves as an IDF alert operator.

Holocaust survivor activates Remembrance Day sirenplayer

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus commemorates Yom Hashoah in Berlin

1 thousand Jews and Christians marched through Berlin under the motto "From the Heart and on Foot - for Peace, against Antisemitism."

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus marks Yom Hashoah in Berlin

Bennett: The lesson of the Holocaust is we must control our own fate

PM on Holocaust Remembrance Day: We rely only on ourselves, be strong and never apologize for our very existence or our success.

Bennett: Lesson of the Holocaust is we must control our own fate

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashem

The central state ceremony marks the start of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in Israel.

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 Opening Ceremony at Yad Vashemplayer

PM Bennett Meets with Bundestag President Barbel Bas

Bundestag President Barbel Bas to participate in marking of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.

PM Bennett Meets with Bundestag President Barbel Bas

Antisemitism envoys gather in Jerusalem for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dozens of global officials tasked with combating antisemitism met in Israel this week to brainstorm on how to end the world’s oldest hatred.

Antisemitism envoys gather in Jerusalem:

Historic visit by president of German parliament to Knesset

'The Holocaust taught us we can never tolerate antisemitism,' says Bundestag president during visit to the Knesset.

Historic visit by president of German parliament to Knesset

EU marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with condemnation of Putin

EU uses Holocaust Remembrance Day to slam Russia's 'denazification' claims, vows to fight 'festering' antisemitism.

EU marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with condemnation of Putin

"Struggle is failing": Antisemitism peaked globally in 2021

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day the Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry publishes its Annual Report on Antisemitism

Antisemitism peaked globally in 2021player

IDF General Staff marks Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem

Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi: The IDF is a clear expression of the principle of self-defense and self-determination.

IDF General Staff marks Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem

New initiative aims to create worldwide Holocaust remembrance custom

'Generations Light the Way' initiative hopes to create commonly-accepted Jewish custom for Holocaust remembrance.

New initiative aims to create worldwide Holocaust remembrance

Arab-Israeli delegation to hold memorial ceremony at Auschwitz

Delegation of Israeli Arabs leaves for Poland, where participants will learn about the Holocaust and hold a memorial ceremony at Auschwitz.

Arab-Israeli delegation to hold memorial ceremony at Auschwitz

New survey shows that around half of all Israelis fear a second Holocaust

Younger Israelis more fearful than older ones, but also more skeptical that Holocaust Memorial Day will remain significant.

Half of Israelis fear a second Holocaust

UK power plant blasted for lighting chimneys for Holocaust Memorial Day

Battersea Power Station takes part in Light The Darkness campaign but gets called out for connection between chimneys and death camps.

UK power plant blasted for lighting chimneys in honor of Holocaust

'Grave mistake' to believe anti-Semitism will only affect Jews

Omer Yankelevitch, former Diaspora Affairs Min., urges world's leaders, 'Do everything you can to stop anti-Semitism from spreading.'

'Grave mistake' to believe anti-Semitism will only affect Jews

Knesset Speaker recites 'Kaddish' prayer in German parliament

Holding a prayer book that survived the Holocaust Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy recites Kaddish during German Parliament ceremony.

Knesset Speaker recites 'Kaddish' prayer in German parliamentplayer

New foundation marks a new generation in Jewish philanthropy

Neishlos Foundation to work in Holocaust education, promoting innovation, hoping to create long-lasting social impact.

New foundation marks a new generation in Jewish philanthropy

PM Bennett: 'The Jew is no longer a punching bag'

PM Bennett speaks at virtual conference of ambassadors in Israel, marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.

PM Bennett: 'The Jew is no longer a punching bag'player

Leading Dutch philosopher: 'Blessing that Diaspora prevented Jews from having power'

Dutch national laureate philosopher calls Diaspora a ‘blessing’ because it prevented Jews from having power.

'Blessing that Diaspora prevented Jews from having power'

South African BDS activist gives pro-Hitler university lecture

BDS activist being investigated by the University of Cape Town for defending Hitler in lecture he gave to students the week of Yom HaShoah.

South African BDS activist gives pro-Hitler university lecture

Democrat-run House Foreign Affairs Committee erases Jews from Yom HaShoah

Statement also spells Holocaust with a lowercase H and fails to mention anti-Semitism while referencing "prejudice and injustice."

House Democrats erase Jews from Yom HaShoah

Survivor: We stacked corpses to earn another slice of bread for the family

Watch the story of Zehava Gealel, who survived Auschwitz with her family, one of the torch lighters at the 2021 Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Survivor: We stacked corpses to earn another slice of bread player

Survivor: 'I have never harmed anyone,' he thought. 'My only sin was being born a Jew'

Watch the harrowing story of a small boy ripped away from his mother and forced to do excruciating labor before making it to Israel.

Holocaust survivor: 'My only sin was that I was born a Jew'

Live: Association of Gulf Jewish Communities Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Jewish communities of the Arab Gulf nations commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day together.

Live: Gulf Jewish Communities Yom Hashoah Commemorationplayer

Live: The 2021 virtual March of the Living

As Covid-19 continues plaguing the world, the March of the Living reflects on the courage of the medical community during the Holocaust.

Live: The 2021 virtual March of the Livingplayer

How Eisenhower made sure the horrors would never be forgotten

When General Eisenhower saw the horrors of the Nazi death camps, he insisted that a visual and written record be kept for history. Op-ed.

How Eisenhower made sure the horrors would never be forgotten

NY Holocaust memorial to pay tribute to Holocaust survivors who were COVID-19 victims

Living memorial to Holocaust marks Yom Hashoah by remembering survivors who lost their lives from 2020 to the present.

NY Holocaust memorial to pay tribute to COVID-19 victims

To be Jewish: Singer Static reflects on Yom Hashoah

In special piece for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israeli singer writes: 'Years after the horrors of the Holocaust, be proud to be Jewish.'

To be Jewish: Singer Static reflects on Yom Hashoah

The religious community & the Holocaust: Valor or a way of life?

Every year, haredim are accused of avoiding participation in Remembrance Day ceremonies. Only for them, commemoration is a way of life.

The religious community & the Holocaust: Valor or a way of life?

Former Supreme Court justice has 'no doubt' Demjanjuk is 'Ivan the Terrible'

Retired Supreme Court justice is 'proud' of the court for acquitting former Treblinka guard John Demjanjuk. 'They had mental strength.'

Former judge: 'I have no doubt Demjanjuk is 'Ivan the Terrible''

Yair Lapid misses Holocaust memorial ceremonies - to go on vacation

MK Lapid flies to US for vacation - on eve of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day. 'He's coming back for Independence Day.'

Yair Lapid misses Holocaust memorial ceremonies - to vacation

The Torah ark that survived Kristallnacht

A Torah ark that survived Kristallnacht was brought to Israel, discovered in the Hebron Mountains and used in outdoor services during COVID.

The Torah ark that survived Kristallnacht