Polish PM: Restitution Would Mean Victory for Hitler

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki vowed that his government would never pay damages in connection with World War II. “If today anyone says that Poland has...

UJA-Federation Holds Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Bernie Igielski, 91, of North Woodmere, and Marvin Jacobs, 97, both Holocaust survivors, shared their stories of survival at UJA-Federation of New York’s Yom HaShoah commemoration on Wednesday, May...

Schools Mark Yom HaShoah with Memorial Ceremonies

Yom HaShoah At SHS In a moving Yom HaShoah Tekes, Shulamith High School commemorated and remembered the six million who perished in the Holocaust. The day’s program was both meaningful...

Poland Won’t Pay Restitution for Jewish-Owned WWII Property

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – Poland’s prime minister declared that his government will not pay compensation for property lost during World War II since, he said, Poles were...

Eva Stories: Instagram Story Set During Holocaust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeLUM01QWTw (JTA) — Eva Heyman is an energetic 13-year-old Jewish girl with a bright smile. Go to her Instagram page and you’ll see selfies of the brown-haired teen with her...

A Ballad In The Key Of 4G

By Edwin Black This is deeply personal. But what I have experienced should resonate with the entire Jewish community — the one we know and the one to come. I...

Holocaust, Rescue Commemorated at Site of Former Mir Yeshiva

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ MIR, Belarus (JTA) — For the first time in decades, a Holocaust commemoration event was held in this town, which used to be one of Europe’s main...

Rambam Students Protest Lithuania Honoring War Criminal

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), commemorating the tragic events of the Holocaust, is part of our ongoing obligation of Zachor - to remember. In addition to a moving assembly held at Rambam to...

Vienna High School Confronts Own Harsh Truth About Holocaust

(JTA) — On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a public high school in the Austrian capital of Vienna corrected its own historical record. Along with a memorial to World War...

Israel Stops to Remember Holocaust Victims and Rescuers

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Activity in Israel ground to a halt on Thursday morning for Yom Hashoah, the country’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. A two-minute siren brought Israelis to their feet and...
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  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

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Kerr wrote about the Holocaust in a way children could understand Jewish and German-born British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died on May 22, 2019...

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