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  • Why Pokémons in Auschwitz and in Holocaust Memorial museums are not so bad…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 13, 2016 | 8:23 am

    Yesterday, I came across a few articles and op-eds condemning the fact Pokémons were found in Auschwitz and the US Holocaust Memorial museum.

    Pokémon Go, which turned into a global phenomenon, is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game, where users can find...

  • Palestinian Authority envoy commemorates Holocaust in Brazil

    February 1, 2016 | 11:33 am

    The ambassador of the Palestinian Authority in Brazil joined several Jewish and non-Jewish officials to commemorate the Holocaust at a ceremony in Brazil’s capital.

    “I could not be absent. It is very important to remember this date,” the PA envoy, Ibrahim Alzeben, declared at the...

  • Yahrtzeits and Yom HaShoah

    By Samara Hutman

    January 25, 2013 | 3:03 pm

    My father Sam’s Yahrtzeit falls between January 27th, the International Holocaust Memorial Day adopted by The United Nations in 2005, and Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day established in 1951 by the Knesset. For 49 years I thought my father died on the 9th of February,...

  • 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...

  • Opinion: A universal message for Holocaust Remembrance Day

    January 26, 2012 | 10:22 am

    It has taken decades for the international community to deal with the Holocaust in a really serious way. Perhaps a new generation first had to emerge with sufficient courage to ask about the causes of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe” and to look into 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...

  • Broadening Shoah Remembrance

    June 30, 2011 | 11:36 am

    It was the British establishment at its finest. Six years ago, several hundred Holocaust survivors filed into the Palace of Westminster for the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. The day also marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau. Her Majesty...

  • Rudolph Kastner gets a new trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 26, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    Leave it to the artists and attorneys at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day by introducing — or reintroducing — a man once considered to have been a Jewish antihero of World War II.

    On the afternoon of May 1, instead of hosting a speaker or...

  • President Obama: Honor memory of Holocaust victims

    April 12, 2010 | 11:03 am

    President Obama called on people to honor the memory of Holocaust victims in a statement released in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    “We must recommit ourselves to honoring the memories of all the victims and ensuring that they remain a part of our collective memory… We...

  • Briefs: Big results and rewards at Big Sunday, Former Weiss deputy enters Fifth District race

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Big Sunday Is L.A.'s Makeover Weekend

    Big Sunday, which has morphed from an annual Sunday event into a full weekend of volunteer opportunities, once again thrived on May 3 and 4. Organizers say that this year the number of volunteers again reached about 50,000, working at about 325...

  • ‘They killed us like termites’

    By David Suissa

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When the girl was two years old, she became so sick with pneumonia that the doctors told her mother there was nothing more they could do, to just take her home.

    Her father, a rabbi, arranged a minyan of 10 men to say special blessings. She lived.

    At one point in her young life, she...

  • L.A. Shoah remembrance dedicated to young victims

    By Jay Firestone

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This year's Yom HaShoah Ve'Hagvurah Community Wide Holocaust Remembrance Day program, "Children in Crisis: Voices from the Holocaust" paid special homage to the many defenseless and innocent children killed by the Nazis. Approximately 3,500 people gathered in Pan Pacific Park on...
  • World Briefs

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Kerry Wins Jewish Support

    Exit polls from Tuesday's primaries show that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) won the Jewish vote in Arizona and Delaware. In Arizona, Kerry captured 43 percent of the Jewish vote, followed by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), who garnered 23 percent. Former...