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  • Sirens and solidarity on Yom Hazikaron

    May 5, 2014 | 10:10 am

    We hadn’t expected the siren to ring.

    We knew there would be one the next morning, when, as on Holocaust Remembrance Day a week earlier, people would come to a standstill whether in their cars, at work or at home. But we didn’t know the same siren would ring out, across the whole...

  • Obama: Yom Hashoah is day to honor survivors, oppose anti-Semitism

    April 28, 2014 | 9:41 am

    President Obama called Holocaust Remembrance Day an opportunity to honor survivors.

    In a statement posted Monday on the White House website, Obama also called on the world to oppose anti-Semitism.

    “On this Yom HaShoah, I join people of all faiths in the United States, in the...

  • Germany: I Remember

    By M. Fonseca

    April 27, 2014 | 7:49 pm

    800px-White_Tower_Bad_Homburg_GermanyThis article was first published on We Said Go Travel for our Inspiration Writing Contest. I wanted to share it on the Jewish Journal for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Lisa

    "Al! You're up early. And where's your 'shtick'?" I asked, using the word he substituted in place of 'cane'....

  • Anti-Semitism past and current decried at Holocaust memorials

    January 27, 2014 | 1:55 pm

    The president of the European Jewish Congress, making reference to the quenelle gesture, decried a new wave of anti-Semitism sweeping Europe at an International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Brussels.

    Dr. Moshe Kantor made his remarks at the official annual European...

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  • Israeli parliament to convene in Poland

    January 27, 2014 | 11:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Moved by concern that few eyewitnesses to the Holocaust remain and determined to ensure that memory of the atrocities of that era pass to the next generation, a majority of Israel's parliamentarians will fly to Poland for a...

  • Calendar January 25-31

    By Laura Donney

    January 22, 2014 | 11:20 am

    SAT | JAN 25

    MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL

    Sometimes there is such thing as a free lunch. SoCal Museums is bringing you its ninth annual day of free art and culture, with 20 Southern California museums banding together to get you through their doors. From the Skirball to LACMA, to the...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel Photo by Orly Halevy

    Leaders from Los Angeles’ Jewish and Israel communities came together to celebrate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, on April 14 at Stephen S. Wise Temple...

  • Lessons of the Holocaust

    By Dennis Prager

    April 10, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    This week, Jews around the world observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day ought to be universally observed, because the lessons of the Holocaust are universal. Here are some of them:

    1. The Jews are the world’s canary in the mine.

    When Jews are murdered, it is a warning to...

  • Moving speeches mark March of the Living

    April 10, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    Spring came exceptionally late to southern Poland this year, the patches of snow along the railway track into the former Birkenau concentration camp a reminder that winter had begun to loosen its grip just two days earlier. Yet that didn’t stop some 11,000 people marching the 3...

  • Interfaith leaders commemorate Yom Hashoah

    April 10, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    In what was anything but a typical Yom HaShoah assemblage, more than 300 people — including two rabbis, a Methodist preacher, a Catholic priest and a U.S. congressman — packed into Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge on April 7 for an interdenominational observance titled “Remembering...

  • ‘Six Million Coins’ pays it forward

    April 10, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Ori Rabinovitch, a fourth-grader at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, remembers how he recently met an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who could barely hear him — and who could not afford to buy a hearing device. 

    It bothered the 10-year-old that this man could not, in effect, afford...

  • April 9, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 9, 2013 | 3:30 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. Senators Seeking Tougher Economic Sanctions on Iran

    To Read: Military specialists Steven Metz and Douglas Lovelace argue that the US military should be careful of marginalizing its infantry and relying too heavily on high technology:

    Relying on a...

  • Kerry tells Peres he sees ‘road ahead’ on peace

    April 8, 2013 | 11:44 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Israel said he sees "a road ahead" on the two-state solution for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Kerry made his remarks in a statement Monday afternoon following a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    "It has been...

  • Yom HaShoah in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    April 8, 2013 | 10:26 am

  • Auschwitz center to buy last Jewish resident’s home

    April 8, 2013 | 8:22 am

    The Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim, the town where the Auschwitz concentration camp was built, has launched a fundraising campaign to rescue the house of Oświęcim’s last Jewish resident.

    The Center, a Jewish study, prayer and educational center, plans to transform Szymon...

  • Israel stops to remember victims of Holocaust

    April 8, 2013 | 8:21 am

    Israel came to a standstill as a siren sounded for two minutes in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

    Following the siren Monday morning, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a wreath-laying ceremony in the Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrance as part of Yom Hashoah,...

  • Israel closes Gaza crossing after rockets fired

    April 8, 2013 | 6:38 am

    Israel closed the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza to the passage of goods after three rockets were fired at southern Israel from the coastal strip.

    One rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Sunday night as the national ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day was...

  • Hatred of Jews remains strong, Netanyahu and Peres tell Yom Hashoah rite

    April 8, 2013 | 6:22 am

    The hatred of Jews is still strong more than 70 years after the Holocaust began, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said at the national Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad Vashem.

    "The map of Europe still contains local stains of anti-Semitism," Peres...

  • A Turkish Muslim perspective on Yom HaShoah

    April 8, 2013 | 5:58 am

    When people of reason and conscience look back on the subject of Shoah (otherwise known as the Holocaust) today, it is common to hear questions like: "How could a nation of philosophers, composers of classical music, technology, poets, in this seat of the Enlightenment itself,...

  • Reliving the Holocaust

    By Jane Ulman

    April 3, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    "They’re going to come with the dogs. They’re going to start beating me.” Pola Lipnowski spoke in Yiddish, an expression of sheer terror on her face. She turned to her daughter, Hendel Schwartz, for protection. 

    But Lipnowski was not in Poland. She was in her room at Emmy Monash...

  • Rescuers of the ‘50 Children’

    April 3, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor those lost in the Shoah and the few who were saved through circumstance, luck or the efforts of courageous individuals. People like Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and the Bielski brothers immediately come to mind, having been the subjects...

  • Holocaust survivors say Israel must do more to help them

    April 3, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Holocaust survivors living in Israel say the country isn't doing enough to help them, and some are resorting to skipping meals and medicine.

    In a poll released Wednesday ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, 92 percent of the 500 survivors surveyed said that Israel...

  • ‘Schindler’s List’ producer named Mensch

    By Ryan Torok

    February 6, 2013 | 11:12 am

    Branko Lustig, the Oscar-winning producer of “Schindler’s List” and a Holocaust survivor, was named Mensch for All Seasons during an International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony on Jan. 29 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

    “Thank you very much for organizing all...

  • Brazil’s president: Denying the Holocaust means repeating it

    January 31, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that "the Holocaust is repeated when denied, relativized or softened."

    Roussef's comments were made on Jan. 30 during an event in Brasilia in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event was attended by several Brazilian government...

  • Report: Global anti-Semitism fell in 2011

    April 19, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Global anti-Semitism fell by 27 percent in 2011, according to an annual report.

    The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University presented its global anti-Semitism report for 2011 on Wednesday, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The report...

  • Obama to speak at Holocaust Museum

    April 17, 2012 | 10:05 am

    President Obama will commemorate the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

    Obama will speak at the museum on April 23, less than a week after the official Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    “He will give remarks commemorating the Holocaust and discuss how the...

  • IDF Military chief: Israel must protect all Jews

    April 16, 2012 | 9:52 am

    Israel must protect Jews around the world in addition to its own borders, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. - Gen. Benny Gantz said.

    “Today we stand against any threat with an army that is capable of beating all its enemies. We must defend the borders of Israel and all its communities, but we...

  • Yom HaShoah 2012 events calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    April 11, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    SUN | APRIL 15

    HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FILM SERIES
    The Museum of Tolerance screens award-winning Holocaust documentaries from its film division, Moriah Films, over the course of 10 days. Tonight features the 1982 Oscar winner for best documentary feature, “Genocide.” The series...

  • We are all here

    April 11, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    “Mir zaynen do!”  The Yiddish song, composed in the Vilna ghetto during World War II, is defiant.  “We are here!” it thunders.

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 19, I recall this stirring anthem from the land of my Jewish forebears, and I remember with sorrow that very few...

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day: Survivor stories

    January 26, 2012 | 6:06 pm

    A collection of Holocaust survivor stories by Jane Ulman.

    Motek Kleiman

    “It was such a winter, with wind and snow. It was Dante’s night.” It was Jan. 21, 1945, and Motek Kleiman and the prisoners of Blechhammer, a sub-camp of Auschwitz, were being liquidated, dispatched on a...

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