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  • Palestinian Authority envoy commemorates Holocaust in Brazil

    1 week ago

    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...

  • Canadian Jewish group: Trudeau’s omission of Jews in Holocaust day statement unintended

    1 week ago

    A Jewish advocacy group said it was satisfied that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s omission of Jews in a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day was not deliberate.

    The Toronto Sun reported that the Jan. 27 statement, which caused a firestorm on news...

  • WATCH: President Obama at Righteous Among Nations Awards Ceremony

    2 weeks ago

    President Obama delivered remarks at the Righteous Among Nations Award Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. This is the first time this ceremony has been held in the U.S. 

     
    READ THE FULL TEXT:

    THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Good...

  • French Jews slam Iranian president’s visit on Holocaust remembrance day

    2 weeks ago

    French Jews protested the arrival of Iran’s president in Paris, saying it was particularly unacceptable because the visit fell on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Hassan Rouhani, who postponed a November visit to France because of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 in...

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  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, former prisoners mark liberation at Auschwitz

    2 weeks ago

    More than 80 former Auschwitz prisoners marked the 71st anniversary of their liberation during a ceremony at the Nazi death camp on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The Holocaust survivors gathered Wednesday at the camp, now a memorial and museum, in southern Poland, many...

  • Jack Lewin: Witness to the liberation of Auschwitz

    By Jane Ulman

    2 weeks ago

    Newly arrived and, at 17, one of the oldest among the 1,000 boys in Birkenau’s Block 22, Jack Lewin – then Yanek Levin – was incensed as he watched the Polish block leader and his Jewish deputy, a man named Wolkowicz, divvy up the bread rations, cutting the small, hard loaves...

  • UN remembers 6 million dead Jews as Ban Ki Moon’s words endanger 6 million live Jews

    2 weeks ago

    Then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan once acknowledged that the United Nations “rose from the ashes of the Holocaust” to save the remnants of European Jewry and provide the Jewish people with an opportunity to fulfill their age-old aspirations through the new nation state of...

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    January 27th marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 

    Seventy one years later, we remember, and vow never to forget.

    I pray for everyone and everything lost, and for the world today.

    I pray for not only my people, but all people.

    I pray.

    I remember.

    I will never forget.

    I am keeping the faith.

  • Auschwitz ceremony marking 71st anniversary of liberation

    2 weeks ago

    President Andrzej Duda of Poland and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia are expected to attend the ceremony at the Auschwitz memorial marking the 71st anniversary of the concentration camp’s liberation.

    Dozens of survivors and their relatives will also be on hand for Wednesday’s...

  • Merkel: Anti-Semitism in Germany ‘more widespread than we imagine’

    2 weeks ago

    Germany must set clear boundaries in the fight against anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Anti-Semitism in Germany is “more widespread than we imagine,” Merkel said in a conversation with Jewish media expert Oren Osterer...

  • Obama to speak at Righteous Among the Nations ceremony at Israeli embassy

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama will speak at a ceremony honoring Righteous Among the Nations at the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., a sign of warmed ties between Obama and Israel’s government.

    Obama’s appearance at the Jan. 27 ceremony, marking International Holocaust Remembrance...

  • LAMOTH remembers 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    By Ryan Torok

    February 4, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    It’s been 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, but it’s essential to remember that the horrors of anti-Semitism live on, according to Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles David Siegel.

    “This is not ancient history; it is right now,” Siegel said during a Jan. 27 speech....

  • Survivors return to Auschwitz determined to share their stories

    January 27, 2015 | 1:25 pm

    What kept you alive? Did your non-Jewish friends reject you? Could you ever forgive?

    Those were some of the questions posed by Jewish young adults to Holocaust survivor Marcel Tuchman on Monday at the Galicia Jewish Museum here.

    “What kept me alive was having my father with...

  • Walking in, and then out of a concentration camp

    January 27, 2015 | 11:31 am

    How does one walk into a concentration camp, treading hallowed ground that bears witness to tragedy of unparalleled magnitude? Where the green grass belies what happened there. Where just outside the camp, people go about their daily business. Where the atrocities committed there...

  • Hungary’s Orban acknowledges country’s complicity in Holocaust

    January 27, 2015 | 9:24 am

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban apologized for Hungarians’ role in deporting Jews to concentration camps, his first acknowledgement of Hungarian complicity in the Holocaust.

    In a speech Monday at a Jewish cemetery in Budapest, Orban called the Holocaust a “national tragedy”...

  • Auschwitz in North Korea

    By Rob Eshman

    January 23, 2014 | 10:43 am

    This week’s cover story by Jared Sichel is one of the most important pieces the Jewish Journal has published in our 28-year history.

    It is not about the Holocaust, or Israel, or modern Jewish life. It’s about the unrelenting evil of North Korean concentration camps. And it’s...

  • ‘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...

  • Why the Sunday Times of London’s cartoon IS anti-Semitic

    By Michael Berenbaum

    January 30, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Gerald Scarfe the British cartoonist who published the sketch of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement, has denied that he is or ever was an anti-Semite. Scarfe said: "I am not, and never have been,...

  • Surviving terror in two generations

    January 23, 2013 | 4:29 pm

    Auschwitz survivor Liza Zajac Novera — who goes by Lea — was on an anniversary cruise with her husband to Iguazu Falls in September 1977, when she got the call. Her sister-in-law told her that armed men had come to their apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and had taken away her...

  • Opinion: When the world was upside down

    January 25, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Jan. 27, Mark Rothman was invited by the Krakow Medical Society at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland, together with the university’s Centre for Holocaust Studies,  and Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to...

  • Los Angeles area interfaith clergy visit Rome, Israel

    By  Orit Arfa

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Late last month, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 delegates of a weeklong interfaith mission from greater Los Angeles gathered in a circle at Yad Vashem's Valley of Communities, a monument carved out of bedrock to honor Jewish communities obliterated in the Holocaust....
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