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Auschwitz survivors urge a troubled Europe not to forget

by Wiktor Szary and Wojciech Zurawski, Reuters

5 days ago

90-year-old holocaust survivor, Hy Abrams, poses for a portrait with a book that he carries with him everyday that documents the different concentration camps he was held in during the second World War. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Auschwitz's last survivors urged the world not to forget the horror of the Holocaust 70 years after the Nazi death camp was liberated in the final throes of World War Two, an anniversary... read full article

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    JTA

    5 days ago

    European leaders must do more to combat rising anti-Semitism on their home turf, Jewish leaders urged on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

    Governments must adopt a “zero tolerance” policy toward preachers of hate and importers of jihad, World Jewish...

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    Hollywood director Steven Spielberg said on Monday he hoped that the Holocaust commemorations taking place in Poland on Tuesday will be a warning for future generations, in light of a rising tide of anti-Semitism and intolerance against Jews.

    Spielberg was talking to Holocaust...

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    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    5 days ago

    When they announced the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish officials insisted that at this year’s event, “the eyes of the world will be focused” on about 300 Holocaust survivors whose presence Tuesday at the former Nazi death camp near...

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    by Josh Tapper, JTA

    6 days ago

    On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer shawl leading prayers in a mix of Spanish and near-perfect Hebrew.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington...

  • Orban acknowledges some Hungarians ‘chose evil over good’ in Holocaust

    by Marton Dunai, Reuters

    6 days ago

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban overcame unease within his government to acknowledge Hungary's role in the Holocaust on Monday, saying many people in the central European country acted "shamefully" in World War II.

    Speaking at a memorial for Jewish soldiers who died defending...

  • Hezbollah says Israel wants to set ‘new rules’ with Syria raid

    by Mariam Karouny, Reuters

    6 days ago

    An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon's Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set "new rules" in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah's deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.

    Sheikh Naim Qassem's comments...

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