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  • Florida governor signs off on holocaust memorial for state capital

    April 20, 2016 | 11:44 am

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill to create a Holocaust memorial in the state’s capital, Tallahassee.

    The ceremonial signing took place at the Jewish Federation of Broward County on Monday, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

    Scott, a Republican, officially signed the memorial...

  • Remarks by James B. Comey at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Annual Dinner

    April 20, 2015 | 12:42 pm

    Good evening ladies and gentleman. First, a word of congratulations to the remarkable people that you have honored here tonight.  I am honored that you have invited me to share some thoughts with you this evening. I would like to explain to you why the FBI’s partnership with the...

  • Ohio dedicates Holocaust memorial in Columbus

    June 3, 2014 | 9:00 am

    The state of Ohio dedicated a Holocaust memorial on the Statehouse grounds in Columbus.

    The Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial was dedicated Monday at a ceremony that drew 1,500 people, including Holocaust survivors and former U.S. soldiers. The 18-foot-high memorial, which...

  • Party at Russian synagogue-Holocaust memorial causes uproar

    February 5, 2014 | 10:07 am

    The Russian Jewish Congress is defending itself against criticism for renting out a Moscow synagogue that also functions as a Holocaust memorial for a party.

    Russia’s Bank of Industrial and Investment Settlements, or PIR Bank, celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Poklonnaya...

  • Holocaust Memorial DC

    February 24, 2013 | 11:19 pm

    Never again – this is probably the best name for a museum that was created to commemorate Holocaust.

    Outside the building is cold and rough. The walls are not welcoming, even if touched by dazzling February sun. The very end of Mall, not far away from waterfront, in the immediate...

  • Report: Swiss kicked out Jews despite knowing of ‘final solution’

    January 28, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    The Swiss government knew about the Nazi program to wipe out Jews in 1942 -- earlier than previously known -- documents publicized by a Swiss television station suggest.

    A report aired by the German-language station SRF on Sunday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, said the...

  • A Blessing for Hitler? May His Memory Be Eradicated

    By Pini Herman

    January 25, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Demographers are always looking for classifications and categories.  I mistakenly assumed, as many sons do, that because of what I thought were some unique circumstances, my mom was in a class by herself. Pondering about it, I also wondered how, using Jewish standards, how at the...

  • Britain giving $3.4 million to Auschwitz site preservation

    May 26, 2011 | 10:53 am

    Britain will contribute about $3.4 million to help preserve the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp memorial.

    The donation to the foundation for the preservation of the former death camp site will be used for restoration and preservation.

    “I am determined that the government should...

  • Prince Harry visits Berlin Holocaust memorial

    December 20, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    Prince Harry of Great Britain visited the Holocaust memorial and museum while in Berlin for a children’s charity benefit.

    Harry, who is third in line to the British throne, told reporters he had wanted to keep the weekend visit private. He walked through the memorial, a field of...

  • Holocaust memorial to be dedicated in Greece

    May 10, 2010 | 11:46 am

    A memorial to Greek victims of the Holocaust is set to be unveiled in Athens.

    The memorial to be unveiled Monday night will make Athens the last European Union capital to erect a memorial to victims of the Nazis, the Guardian reported.

    About 65,000 Jews from Greece died in Auschwitz between 1941 and 1944.

    Greece’s small Jewish community has long campaigned for a Holocaust memorial, the Guardian reported. About 5,000 Jews live in Greece.

    The memorial sits on land donated by the municipality of Athens.

  • Best street for a J-cation?  Fairfax!

    July 3, 2008 | 11:32 am

    In a summer of rising airfares and gas prices, you need to take a trip that is close by, low cost, in town and that will fill you with Jewish stories.

    The best place to do that? Fairfax Avenue.

    That's right, become a Jewish cultural tourist, not in New York, Venice or Seville, but...

  • Remember the Days of Remembrance

    By Joel Geiderman

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    At the ground level of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is a brass marker that delineates the physical center of the District of Columbia. From this point emanates the quadrants that divide our capital city into the familiar NW, NE, SE and SW.

    Arguably, this is also the...
  • A ‘New Germany’

    By Debra Isaacs

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders in the United States and in Israel are encouraging an openness to what they describe as a "new Germany," a place they say is truly atoning for its past. At the very least, they argue, it deserves the support of the American Jewish community because of its strong...

  • Defending Greenberg

    By Peter Ephross

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg has built a reputation as a man of letters, but not of the kind that have swirled around him lately.

    In the latest volley in an escalating war of words, a majority of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council is defending Greenberg, the embattled council...