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  • Yad Vashem and sirens

    By Michael Berenbaum

    July 16, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    I have been in Israel for the past several days attending conferences on the Holocaust at Yad Vashem and at the Ghetto Fighters’ House, near Nahariya — all amid the shelling. 

    Sirens go off in the morning and the evening, and we face a decision whether to hasten to the shelter or...

  • Yad Vashem rejects Hungarian memorial initiative

    March 25, 2014 | 8:47 am

    Yad Vashem has decided not to participate in a project to build a Nazi occupation museum in Hungary.

    The House of Fates project invited representatives of the Jerusalem-based Holocaust museum and memorial to attend an international meeting of experts to discuss the memorial...

  • Italian cyclist Gino Bartali recognized as righteous gentile

    September 24, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations.

    The Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem said in a statement Sept. 23 that during the German occupation of Italy, beginning in September 1943, “Bartali, a devout Catholic, was...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 29, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    A Nazi themed café. In 2013

    The Soldaten Kaffee ("The Soldiers' Café"), named after the popular hangout for soldiers in Germany and occupied Paris during World War II, is all Nazi-themed. From waiters wearing shirts with swastikas, to a Hitler wax figure, the small café sparked...

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  • Piazza Palatucci

    June 24, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Last weekend, on a gorgeously sunny afternoon in a remote (and extraordinarily picturesque) village high in the mountains of central Italy, I attended a ceremony that, in signature Italian style, was operatic in its mix of hyperbole and sincere commitment.

    The occasion was the...

  • Polish politician Wladyslaw Bartoszewski receives U.S. Holocaust museum’s highest honor

    May 1, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    Polish politician and historian Wladyslaw Bartoszewski was scheduled to receive the Elie Wiesel Award from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    The award, given April 28 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the museum, is the highest award given by the museum.

    ...
  • April 22, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 22, 2013 | 3:18 am

    The US

    Headline: Arms deal with Middle East allies signal to Iran: Hagel

    To Read: Longtime Itzhak Rabin Advisor Eitan Haber is impressed by the American vigor following the Boston Bombing-

    Well, we could say that the terror and manhunt in Boston concern us in the State of...

  • Yom HaShoah in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    April 8, 2013 | 10:26 am

  • 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 unique resource, German Holocaust archive reaches out

    April 3, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    George Jaunzemis was three and a half years old when, in the chaotic weeks at the end of World War Two, he was separated from his mother as she fled with him from Germany to Belgium.

    He grew up in New Zealand with no memory of his early years, unaware the Latvian woman who had...

  • French Muslim leaders in Israel hope to mend fences with Jews

    November 14, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Standing in long, colorful robes and wearing traditional rounded hats, a group of men stood in reverent silence as one of their leaders placed a memorial wreath at Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust museum.

    The group was a delegation of 19 Muslim leaders from France, in...

  • Yad Vashem’s Shalev named deputy chair of International Auschwitz Council

    September 11, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev was appointed a deputy chairman of the International Auschwitz Council.

    The appointment by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was announced by Yad Vashem on Tuesday.

    The International Auschwitz Council, which was established by Poland in 2000, is...

  • Eli Zborowski, founder of American Society for Yad Vashem, dies

    September 11, 2012 | 10:02 am

    Eli Zborowski, a Holocaust survivor who founded and served as the chairman of the American Society for Yad Vashem, has died.

    Zborowski,  who founded the society in 1981and served as its chairman until his death, died Monday in New York. He was 87.

    Zborowski was born in Zarki,...

  • Henry Jaglom’s ‘45 Minutes from Broadway’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 27, 2012 | 11:01 pm

    Henry Jaglom’s 18th film, “Just 45 Minutes From Broadway,” revolves around an eccentric family of actors with roots going back to the Yiddish theater, spotlighting one spring in their ramshackle country house outside New York City.  There’s the patriarch, George “Grisha”...

  • Yad Vashem to scan documents on Dutch Righteous among the Nations

    August 27, 2012 | 10:12 am

    The government of the Netherlands and Yad Vashem have agreed to digitally archive documents connected to Dutch rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.

    The documents will be scanned by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust commemoration authority, in the next two years, Yad Vashem deputy...

  • Bar mitzvah honors child Holocaust victim

    By Ryan Torok

    August 22, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    “I’m just one of more than 18,000 young people in over 750 congregations worldwide becoming a keeper of the flame of memory in the first post-survivor generation,” Trevor Goodman announced from the bimah during his bar mitzvah speech, referring to his involvement with Remember...

  • Israel salutes non-Jewish Poles for heroism and preserving Jewish memory

    July 10, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Israel in twin ceremonies honored non-Jewish Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and those who have preserved Jewish memory since World War II.

    Israeli Ambassador to Poland Zvi Rav-Ner on June 8 recognized five Polish women as Righteous Gentiles for risking their lives to...

  • Ultra Orthodox Jews reportedly vandalized Yad Vashem

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 18, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    If you have any doubts about Israel’s intra-tribal conflict, look no further than news that yesterday Ultra Orthodox Jews vandalized the Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem.

    Alex Klein of the Daily Beast reports:

    Beside a statue of Mordecai Anielewicz, the hero of the Warsaw uprising,...

  • Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews—a mystery and a shanda

    By Mark Paredes

    June 12, 2012 | 12:27 am

    It is openly stated in books written by the founders of Zionism that the means by which they planned to establish a state was by instigating anti-Semitism … They intentionally infuriated the German people and fanned the flames of Nazi hatred, and they helped the Nazis, with...

  • Yad Vashem hit with anti-Israel, anti-Semitic graffiti

    June 11, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Vandals spray painted anti-Israel and anti-Semitic graffiti at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.

    The slogans written in Hebrew, including “Hitler, thank you for the Holocaust,” “If Hitler did not exist, the Zionists would have invented him,” and “The war of the Zionist regime is not...

  • Yad Vashem, European group sign pact to enhance Holocaust education

    May 31, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Yad Vashem and the Council of Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote Holocaust education throughout the council’s 47 member states

    The agreement was signed Wednesday at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem by Avner Shalev, chairman of Yad Vashem, and Thorbjorn Jagland, the...

  • Sapling from Anne Frank’s tree to be planted at Yad Vashem

    March 22, 2012 | 11:12 am

    A sapling from the chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about in her diary will be planted at Yad Vashem.

    The sapling, donated by The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, was taken from the 150-year-old tree that was toppled by a storm in August 2010. A fungus and insect infestation had...

  • Germany donates $13 million to Yad Vashem

    February 1, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    The German government will donate $13 million to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel over the next 10 years.

    The agreement was signed Wednesday by visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who met with Holocaust survivors at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

    “The German...

  • Yad Vashem takes back invitations to Lithuanian officials

    September 19, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    Yad Vashem rescinded invitations to two Lithuanian officials to an annual commemoration of Lithuanian victims of the Holocaust.

    The Israeli Holocaust museum asked Lithuanian Ambassador to Israel Darius Degutis and Minister of Culture Arunas Gelunas not to attend Monday’s event after...

  • Actors play doctor in Israel during week-long tour

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 20, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Stars from “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Raising Hope” and “Rookie Blue” were treated to a weeklong tour of Israel courtesy of America’s Voices in Israel and El Al, Israel Airlines.  Kevin McKidd and Sarah Drew (aka Dr. Owen Hunt and Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s “Grey’s...

  • Yad Vashem launches Farsi YouTube chanel

    January 24, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Yad Vashem has launched a YouTube channel in Farsi and an expanded version of its Farsi website.

    The Farsi YouTube channel launched Sunday contains survivor testimonies, archival footage and mini-lectures by Holocaust historians on topics such as contemporary anti-Semitism, and what...

  • Yad Vashem pays tribute to Aboriginal activist William Cooper

    December 13, 2010 | 2:12 pm

    Yad Vashem honored the “extraordinary act” of Aboriginal activist William Cooper, who led a rare individual protest against the Nazis in Australia.

    At a ceremony Sunday night in Jerusalem, a chair for the study of resistance, endowed by the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange, was...

  • Pope Visits Yad Vashem

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 2:03 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    Pope Benedict XVI visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Monday as part of his tour of Israel and the Middle East, where he lamented the suffering of the victims of the Holocaust.

    “As we stand here in silence, their cry still echoes in our hearts. It is a cry raised against every act of injustice and violence. It is a perpetual reproach against the spilling of innocent blood,” said the pope in his address. To read the full story, visit Haaretz.com.

  • Vatican invites rabbi to speak; IDF using Facebook to catch draft dodgers

    October 1, 2008 | 10:17 pm

    The Vatican for the first time invited a rabbi to speak at its World Synod of Bishops.

    The Oct. 6 address by Shear-Yashuv Cohen, the chief rabbi of Haifa and the co-chair of the Israeli-Vatican Dialogue Commission, marks the first time that such an invitation was extended to a...

  • VIDEO: Jewish Americans for Obama

    September 30, 2008 | 5:04 am

    Jewish friends, colleagues and supporters from Chicago say Barack Obama’s Yiddishe neshumah—Jewish soul—makes him the right candidate.  Official campaign video.

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