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  • The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

    05/31/2016 11:39:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-31-2016 | Edwin Black
    Bent on destroying Israel, and gripped by vicious anti-Semitism, Baghdad ‘pauperized’ its Jews and forced them to leave for the nascent Jewish state in 1951-2. It believed Israel would collapse under the strain. But the immigrants ultimately helped Israel thrive, and it was Iraq that suffered After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis melted away from the Reich, smuggled out by such organizations as the infamous Odessa group and the lesser-known Catholic lay network Intermarium, as well as the CIA and KGB. They ensured the continuation of the Nazi legacy in the postwar Arab world. Egypt was a...
  • Trump hosts Holocaust survivors at White House Hanukkah reception

    12/06/2018 4:58:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump marked Hanukkah Thursday evening at a White House reception that included eight survivors of the Holocaust. In an East Room event, Mr. Trump recalled the fatal mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October, calling it a “sinister anti-Semitic attack.” “In the aftermath of that wicked assault, we reaffirmed our solemn duty to confront anti-Semitism everywhere it occurs,” the president said. “We must stamp out this vile hatred from the world.” The president then introduced eight Holocaust survivors, calling the era “history’s darkest hour.” He told the survivors that they inspire the world with their courage,...
  • THE PHILIPPINES: A DISTANT HAVEN FROM THE HOLOCAUST: How the Commonwealth rescued thousands of Jews

    12/04/2018 10:24:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Carl Hoffman
    As we pause to remember the Holocaust and mourn the six million Jewish lives it took, we should also commemorate those who attfleempted to save some of Hitler’s victims. While most of the world looked away and ignored the plight of Europe’s Jews, a small emerging country thousands of miles away resolved to rescue as many as possible. The Philippines, a nation of some 7,000 islands in the South China Sea, was one of the few countries to open its doors to Jews fleeing the Holocaust. The Philippine government was willing to grant more than 10,000 visas to Jews, and...
  • 80 years after Kristallnacht, German president lights massive Hanukkah menorah

    12/03/2018 11:57:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Dec 3, 2018 | Toby Axelrod
    Eighty years after Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” in which Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was lifted in a cherry picker crane alongside Berlin community Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal to kindle what is billed as the Europe’s largest Hanukkah menorah, located at the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Thanks to a misty rain, the first night of Hanukkah was especially sparkly in Berlin this year. Raindrops settled upon several hundred onlookers gathered for the 15th annual candle-lighting ceremony, refracting the lights of Berlin’s giant Christmas tree and the illuminated 18th-century monument, just east of where the...
  • Papers Reveal Nazi Aim: End Christianity .

    01/10/2002 9:53:22 AM PST · by marshmallow · 83 replies · 1,340+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/10/02 | Edward Colimore
    A Rutgers journal will put rare Nuremberg documents online. A plan to rout the church and install a Reich faith is shown. Take over the churches from within, using party sympathizers. Discredit, jail or kill Christian leaders. And re-indoctrinate the congregants. Give them a new faith - in Germany's Third Reich. More than a half-century ago, confidential U.S. government reports on the Nazi plans were prepared for the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and will be available online for free starting tomorrow - some of them for the first time. These rare documents - in their original form, some with ...
  • Veterans Day and the Holocaust survivors (Saturbray)

    12/01/2018 6:20:03 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 12/1/18 | bray
    And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40 You can tell everything you need to know about a person or gummit by how it treats their enemies. America is really two Americas, one is full of bullies and thugs and the other believes in freedom and liberty described by the founders of this country. The Fathers believed in a small gummit which the individual was given as much power as possible...
  • Facepalm: Ocasio-Cortez Attempts to Connect The Holocaust To The Caravan (Again)

    11/26/2018 7:44:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    The Twitter feud between Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) continues. On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez attempted to compare the Central American caravan's riders to Jews fleeing from Nazi Germany. Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America. https://t.co/qhv7Rr1itn— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 25, 2018 It wasn't long before Sen. Lindsey Graham chimed in and suggested Ocasio-Cortez learn more about the Holocaust. I recommend she take a...
  • Lindsey Graham Makes a Suggestion for Ocasio-Cortez After She Defends Migrant Caravan

    11/26/2018 6:11:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), fresh off her underdog congressional win in New York, is quickly distancing herself from the Trump White House. While the president is sending troops down to the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the 7,500-strong migrant caravan from entering the U.S., Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Sunday that we have nothing to fear from these individuals who are simply seeking asylum. Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central...
  • U.S. Slams Honduran Radioman's Anti-Semitic Remarks

    10/07/2009 4:13:17 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 2 replies · 280+ views
    As I suspected, this Honduran news director was a supporter of the would-be usuper Mel Zelaya. Who is buddies with Chavez. Who is buddies with Iran's Ahmadinejad. Who wants Israel wiped off the map. From Ynet News: "The US Ambassador in Honduras has condemned anti-Semitic remarks by a local radio news director who has been an outspoken opponent of the coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya." [NOTE, it was not a coup!] "Ambassador Hugo Llorens sent a letter to Radio Globo owner Alejandro Villatoro expressing "astonishment and incomprehension" over the September 25 remarks by station director David Romero." "Commenting on...
  • World’s oldest nun, Holocaust hero, dies in Poland aged 110

    11/24/2018 9:17:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 23.11.2018
    A Polish woman who was believed to be the world’s oldest nun has died at the age of 110. Born on March 25, 1908, Cecylia Roszak spent almost 90 years of her life in a convent, Poland’s PAP news agency reported. She died in the southern Polish city of Kraków last week, according to the local archdiocese. Roszak helped rescue Jews during World War II and was awarded the Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations medal, according to the PAP news agency. The Righteous Among the Nations title, the highest Israeli civilian distinction, has been awarded since 1963 by the...
  • Berlin man, 95, charged over 36,000 deaths in Nazi camp

    11/23/2018 11:36:52 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 57 replies
    France 24 ^ | 23 Nov 2018 | Agence France Presse
    German prosecutors on Friday charged a 95-year-old man with more than 36,000 counts of accessory to murder over his alleged time as a Nazi concentration camp guard during World War II. The allegations against the accused, identified only as Hans H., concern atrocities committed at the Mauthausen camp in Austria. Hans H. is believed to have belonged to the SS-Totenkopfsturmbann (Death's Head Battalion) between summer 1944 and spring 1945 at Mauthausen, part of the Nazis' vast network of concentration camps. Prosecutors argue that by working as a guard at the site, the accused contributed to tens of thousands of prisoner...
  • Holocaust Survivor Who Cheated Death In Pittsburgh Shooting Is Pro-Trump

    11/20/2018 5:08:03 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 8 replies
    The Forward ^ | 10/30/2018 | Alyssa Fisher
    Holocaust Survivor Who Cheated Death In Pittsburgh Shooting Is Pro-Trump October 30, 2018 By Alyssa FisherHolocaust survivor Judah Samet said he doesn’t believe President Trump’s harsh rhetoric bears the blame of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, where 11 people were killed at prayer, the Washington Post reported.Samet narrowly avoided the shooting — he was four minutes late to morning services at the Tree of Life Congregation on Saturday, enough time for officers to stop him in the parking lot, the Forward reported.He expressed fear at the rise in anti-Semitism and white nationalist groups but said he doesn’t think...
  • Nazi Thanksgiving, 1943

    11/19/2018 10:45:42 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-19-2018 | Mark Musser
    75 years ago this month, on November 3, 1943, some 43,000 Jews were gathered, shot and killed from various death and concentration camps the Nazis had set up in Poland. The SS called the action “Operation Erntefest,” which means “Harvest Festival.” Such a designation given by the Nazis themselves ....
  • Macron stokes anger with plan to honour Nazi collaborator Pétain

    11/07/2018 3:50:13 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    "He was a great soldier, it's a fact," Macron said, though he stressed that Petain had made "disastrous choices" during World War II. His comments drew fierce criticism from rival politicians as well as Jewish leaders, reopening a painful chapter in France's history which continues to divide the nation decades on. Francis Kalifat of the CRIF association of French Jewish groups said he was "shocked" by Macron's comments praising a leader who helped deport thousands of Jews to their deaths. "The only thing we will remember about Petain is that he was convicted, in the name of the French people,...
  • French academic and convicted Holocaust denier dies in Vichy

    10/24/2018 1:02:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    France24 ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | AFP
    Robert Faurisson, a former French academic who was convicted several times for claiming there was no systematic mass killings of Jews by Nazi Germany, has died aged 89 in his hometown of Vichy, central France. British-born Faurisson was also a staunch defender of Marshal Philippe Petain, the Vichy French leader who collaborated with Nazi occupiers of the country during World War II. A former professor of French literature at the University of Lyon, Faurisson maintained that the gas chambers in Auschwitz were the "biggest lie of the 20th century", saying deported Jews died instead of disease and malnutrition. He also...
  • What Really Happened to Jamal Khashoggi? History & Hypothesis [video]

    10/22/2018 5:33:46 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 22, 2018 | The Villages Conservative Media
    Aileen Milton of The Villages Conservative Media interviews Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo on the Jamal Khashoggi Affair Link to video: http://streamnetradio.com/videos/twallace.mp4 Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr. is a quadri-linguist and subject matter expert in counter-terrorism and national security issues. He has over 30 years’ experience operating in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. He is a results-oriented security executive, analyst, strategist and problem-solver with extensive expertise and 30+ years of achievement in complex domestic and international security and intelligence situations in a range of venues. He possesses broad cultural knowledge and awareness, derived from worldwide first-hand experience. Mr. Bruschweiler is...
  • German Far-Right Politician Resigns after being Photographed on 'Hitler Pilgrimage' of Nazi sites

    10/21/2018 4:56:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 20 Oct 2018
    An Alternative for Germany (AfD) politician got himself in hot water over photos of his “pilgrimage” to Hitler-related sites. The politician was reportedly pictured with a candle in front of Hitler’s birthplace in the Austrian town of Brannau am Inn. He was also pictured near the Berchtesgaden Alpine retreat of the Fuhrer, as well as posing near swastikas and SS rune-bearing banners. While the scandalous pictures have not been released, the AfD acknowledged their existence. “The person concerned was clearly reminded by the state board that such incidents are unacceptable and incompatible with AfD membership,” Torben Braga, a party spokesman,...
  • World War II Hero who Prevented Nazis from Getting Nuclear Bomb Dies

    10/21/2018 4:25:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct 21, 2018 | Reuters
    OSLO - The leader of a daring World War Two raid to thwart Nazi Germany's nuclear ambitions has died aged 99, Norwegian government officials said on Sunday. Joachim Roenneberg, serving behind enemy lines in his native Norway during the German occupation, in 1943 blew up a plant producing heavy water, or D2O, a hydrogen-rich substance that was key to the later development of atomic bombs. Picked by Britain's war-time Special Operations Executive to lead the raid when he was only 23 years old, Roenneberg was the youngest member of Operation Gunnerside, which penetrated and destroyed key parts of the heavily...
  • The Odessa massacre: Remembering the 'Holocaust by bullets' (Ukraine)

    10/14/2018 9:13:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle (DW) ^ | 10/11/2018 | Anastassia Boutsko
    German and Romanian officials are attending a memorial service for the 30,000 people, mostly Ukrainian Jews, murdered on October 22-23, 1941. The massacre has been a long overlooked page of WWII history — until now. On October 12, 2018, Shalimovka, an area of new housing development on the outskirts of Odessa, will be the site of an unusual event. The German and Romanian ambassadors will make appearances there, and Holocaust victims' organizations will travel to take part, too. During the event, a speech from German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be read aloud, the RathsChor choir from the northern German city...
  • Russia Must Own Up to Stalin-Hitler Romance

    09/23/2018 11:56:32 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 18, 2018 | Leonid Bershidsky
    An Associated Press correction last week and reactions to it show that the question of whether the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were allies at the dawn of World War II remains a hot-button issue for many Russians and eastern Europeans. The correction was issued to an article about a Holocaust commemoration in the Ukrainian city of Lviv that originally called the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany “former allies.” The AP concluded that the pact reached on Aug. 23, 1939 by the German and Soviet foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov didn’t constitute a formal alliance, thus the...