NYS Senate Passes Bill to Strengthen Holocaust Education in Schools

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would require review of specific school districts’ teaching guidelines and compliance with existing state law that requires them to...

Lithuania Jewish Community Slams State Center for Faulty Details of Holocaust

The state-funded Center for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of Residents of Lithuania has been under fire for publishing last month that “the Lithuanians operated against the...

Christianity Paves The Way To Auschwitz, Part Two

At the dawn of the formation of Christianity, Church leaders were Jewish followers of Paul and other apostles. They zeroed in on their fellow Jews, urging them to accept...

Hundreds of Bodies Discovered at Former Jewish Ghetto in Belarus

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A mass grave containing bones from hundreds of bodies was discovered during construction atop what used to be the ghetto of Brest, in present-day Belarus. Human...

Elie Wiesel’s Family Welcomes Signing of Anti-Genocide Act

The signing on Monday of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act by President Donald Trump was welcomed by the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate’s family. The new...

Multimillion Dollar Holocaust Museum Opens in Macedonia

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ SKOPJE, Macedonia (JTA) — The capital of this Balkan nation of 2 million people saw the dedication of a multimillion-dollar Holocaust museum that has been called one...

Utah Child Marches in School Parade Dressed as Hitler

The United Jewish Federation of Utah expressed “disbelief” and “horror” after a child in the city of Kaysville dressed as Hitler for a school Halloween parade, but expressed hope...

Canadian Premier Apologizes for Nation’s Refusal to Save Jews on ‘St. Louis’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially apologized for his country’s 1939 refusal to allow entry to a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees from Nazi oppression. Trudeau made the...

$30 Million More Allotted to Survivors of French Train Deportations

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. State Department is ready to allot the second half of the $60 million in compensation for survivors deported to Nazi camps via...

Polish Jewish History Museum Chooses New Director

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Poland’s Jewish history museum has chosen a new director, ending the controversy over its leadership. The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews has...
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