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  • Survivors relive horrors of ‘model ghetto’ Theresienstadt

    JTA

    4 days ago

    Dozens of survivors of the Theresienstadt concentration camp near Prague returned to the site for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of their rescue.

    Tuesday’s commemoration took place on International Holocaust Memorial Day, which the United Nations set in 2005 for...

  • Survivors return to Auschwitz determined to share their stories

    by Toby Axelrod, JTA

    4 days ago

    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...

  • Japan urges Jordan’s help in ISIS hostage crisis after video

    by Antoni Slodkowski and Kiyoshi Takenaka, Reuters

    5 days ago

    Japan pressed Jordan for help in securing the release of Kenji Goto, a Japanese hostage of Islamic State militants, after a video on Tuesday appeared to show him saying he could be killed in 24 hours.

    "Tell the Japanese government to put all their political pressure on Jordan,"...

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  • France’s Jewish migrants face challenge of life in Israel

    by Luke Baker, JTA

    5 days ago

    At a busy supermarket in Jerusalem a smartly dressed woman, recently arrived in Israel, was stopping shoppers to ask if anyone spoke French. Having found a candidate, her first question was: "Where's the cheese counter?"

    For Jews coming to "the Jewish state" from all corners...

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

    JTA

    5 days ago

    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”...

  • EU official: Tensions with Russia must not muddle Holocaust record

    JTA

    5 days ago

    Political tensions with Russia must not be allowed to obfuscate the historical record on the Holocaust, a senior European Union official said.

    Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commission — the EU’s executive branch — made the plea Monday at an event in...

  • World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

    by Wiktor Szary and Wojciech Zurawski, Reuters

    5 days ago

    World leaders joined around 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.

    Tuesday's gathering in...

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