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  • The Challenging Life Of Oskar Schindler [No good deed goes unpunished]

    11/03/2016 7:16:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | November 2nd, 2016 | Saul Jay Singer
    The publication of Thomas Keneally’s book Schindler’s Ark (1982) and the release of the Steven Spielberg Oscar-winning film “Schindler’s List” (1993), made the basic story of Oskar Schindler widely known. German industrialist, Nazi Party member, war profiteer, alcoholic, and shameless womanizer, Schindler (1908-1974) was both a cynical, greedy exploiter of slave workers and an authentic Holocaust hero best known for risking his life and spending his entire fortune during World War II to save over 1,200 Jews by employing them at his Krakow enamelware factory and protecting them by bribing German officials. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, the...
  • 'Please stop playing Pokemon at Germany's Holocaust sites'

    07/14/2016 11:43:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Jul 2016 17:16 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    German Holocaust memorials and research centers are concerned about how players are able to catch Pokemon right at sites meant to honor those murdered by the Nazis. Pokemon Go has only been available in Germany as of sometime before noon on Wednesday and already it’s causing controversy. The Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe told The Local that the Holocaust memorial in Berlin has been reported as a site where people could find and catch Pokemon creatures through the augmented reality game. “This is a memorial space for the six million Jews who were murdered and it is...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Saving Barack Obama

    05/07/2014 1:38:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 6 ,2014 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    We have written a couple of times about street artists, especially in Southern California, who are conducting a guerrilla campaign against the Obama administration. That campaign has escalated, as this is well beyond street art: a nicely produced parody movie poster titled “Saving Barack Obama.” It mimics this famous poster for “Saving Private Ryan.” Note the identical font and the teleprompters. The text says, “A Steven Spielberg ploy,” and at the bottom, “the mission is a fraud.” According to the Free Beacon, the posters “have appeared on bus stops and benches throughout Los Angeles, including just outside Melrose Avenue, the...
  • Lutheran nuns end Jerusalem mission to Shoah survivors

    04/21/2014 8:14:51 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 2 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/17/2014 | RENEE GHERT-ZAND
    For half a century, they’ve run a gratis guesthouse for Holocaust victims. Now an era is ending, and the nuns themselves are at something of a loss ...The Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary is a Lutheran-based order, but operates independently. It began as a Christian organization founded in 1947 by German theologian and intellectual Dr. Klara Schlink, along with Erika Madauss. As president of the Women’s Division of the German Student Christian Movement from 1933 to 1935, Schlink refused to comply with Nazi policy barring Jewish-born students from meetings. During WWII, Schlink was summoned twice by the Gestapo because of her...
  • A Message from Treblinka to Zahalka

    08/04/2013 1:19:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | Maayana Miskin
    Over the weekend a memorial was held at the Treblinka concentration camp to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1943 uprising at the camp. Roughly 875,000 people were murdered in Treblinka during the Holocaust, nearly all of them Jews. In 1943 prisoners rebelled. While most were killed, several hundred managed to escape, and the uprising damaged the camp badly enough to slow the mass murder at the site. Deputy Minister of Education Avi Wortzman represented Israel at the ceremony. In his speech, he spoke about the horror of the Holocaust, and also replied to an Arab-Israeli MK’s recent claim, in...
  • New Book Reveals "Long Lost" Holocaust Films

    07/18/2013 3:10:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/13
    Nearly a dozen “long-lost, rarely seen” Soviet films and scores of screenplays that were never produced about the persecution of Jews during World War II have been revived and are featured in “The Phantom Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and Jewish Catastrophe,” a new book released by Rutgers University Press this week. “Those films have been pretty much just erased from history, really,” said the book’s author, Olga Gershenson, an associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in an interview with RIA Novosti. Gershenson said that “basically half of all the Holocaust victims, nearly three...
  • "Jehovah's Witnesses' Untold Story of Resistance to Nazis"

    04/25/2013 2:16:56 PM PDT · by count-your-change · 119 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 19961-10-6 | Joel P. Engardio,
    "Unlike Jews and others targeted by the Nazis, the Witnesses were prisoners of conscience. They could have bought freedom by signing a declaration card that renounced their faith and pledged allegiance to Hitler. Few took the offer. Most stayed, and many died. Why Hitler bothered to single out such a minor group - and the tenacity with which the Witnesses resisted him - is what makes their story significant, says Michael Berenbaum, director of the Research Institute at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington. "The Jehovah's Witnesses were literally the only martyrs of the Holocaust," Mr. Berenbaum says."
  • Israel can only rely on self against Iran threat: PM (Netanyahu)

    04/07/2013 6:11:17 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 7 Apr 13 | AFP
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel cannot rely on any other country, even an ally, when it comes to facing up to the perceived nuclear threat from Iran. "We appreciate the efforts of the international community to halt Iran's nuclear programme," Netanyahu said in a speech on the eve of Holocaust Day. "But at no stage will we abandon our fate into the hands of other countries, even our best friends," he said, in an apparent reference to the United States whose Secretary of State John Kerry flew in to Israel on Sunday. "What has changed since the...
  • The deafening silence of the Holocaust-Shoah establishment

    04/06/2013 7:18:11 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 85 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | April 6, 2013 | Chuck Morse
    At the time of the Feb. 2013 release of my book On the Jewish Question – Karl Marx, anti-Semitism and the war against the West, I notified hundreds of museums, institutions, periodicals, and university departments specializing in the Holocaust and in Holocaust and Genocide Studies asking them to please consider including the topics I covered in my book in their discourse. I notified Jewish organizations across the United States and the world. Other than one or two neutral acknowledgements and a couple of nasty emails the silence was deafening. My book is about the one aspect of the rise of...
  • Opening Wartime Archives? (Pope Francis will open Pope Pius XII - Shoah - WWII-era archives)

    03/17/2013 9:43:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    Jewish Week ^ | 03/14/13 | Stewart Ain and Steve Lipman
    The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to be the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church is being seen as a move that will continue to cement Catholic-Jewish relations and perhaps end the debate over the ChurchÂ’s actions during World War II. Bergoglio, 76, who took the name Francis and is the first Jesuit ever to be chosen pope, has publicly called for the opening of the Vatican archives to learn the true role Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust. There have been allegations that Pope Pius XII, who is on track to be canonized by the...
  • Echoes of the Shoah 2012

    04/22/2012 1:38:19 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 16 2012 | Judy Lash Balint
    A few days ago, within a week of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, my mother’s youngest brother passed away. His passing made me reflect on the long tentacles of the Shoah that leaves its mark on lives until today.
  • Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Kosovo Capital

    12/04/2011 8:52:16 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | December 2, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    "Police in Kosovo are investigating who sprayed swastikas on dozens of tombstones in a Jewish cemetery recently restored by American and Kosovan students, a spokesman said Thursday. Brahim Sadrija said police had sealed off the cemetery in the capital, Kosovo, and are looking for clues. The vandalism is believed to have happened Tuesday. … In June, a group of students from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and their peers from the American University in Kosovo restored the neglected cemetery by clearing debris from around the graves and cutting overgrown grass. Rabbi Edward S. Boraz of the college’s Roth Center for...
  • Universal healthcare, gun control & the holocaust episode 1

    08/12/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Universal healthcare, gun control lead to the holocaust episode 1: The night of Broken Glass Learn what happens when Guns are banned as in Nazi Germany. This is the first of an excellent new series about the agenda behind universal healthcare and gun control.
  • 96-year-old woman confesses to 1946 murder (mistaken for dutch collaborator)

    06/08/2011 10:52:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    msn ^ | 6/8/11
    AMSTERDAM — The mayor of a Dutch town says a 96-year-old woman has confessed to killing a prominent citizen in 1946 after mistakenly believing he collaborated with the Nazis.
  • Jewish and liberal paeans to a blessed pope

    04/27/2011 3:10:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | April 27, 2011 | Max Lindenman
    Here are two especially moving tributes to John Paul II, whose beatification ceremony Elizabeth is now winging her way to attend. The first comes from Dr. Michael Berenbaum of A Jewish Journal: Enter Pope John Paul II who as a young man in Poland witnessed the Shoah. Three million Jews of Poland were killed in the Holocaust. After the war, Polish cities, which were once the home of large and thriving Jewish communities, were bereft of Jews and the PopeÂ’s hometown was the site of a large ghetto whose Jewish population was deported to death camps. As a young university...
  • Yad Vashem, Google team up to put Shoah data online

    01/26/2011 4:15:22 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Project will make Holocaust photos and documents available on Internet; first batch already hits web; viewers can add their stories. Talkbacks (1) The world's largest collection of Holocaust documents is going digital. Israel's Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, is teaming up with Google to make its photographs and documents interactive and searchable on the Internet. The first 130,000 photos hit the web Wednesday. Although much of Yad Vashem's archive was already available through its formidable website, the new project enables users to search keywords and data just like a Google search. A social network-like component allows viewers to contribute to the...
  • Marie Rose Gineste, RIP

    09/01/2010 3:29:59 PM PDT · by Michel12 · 5 replies
    Wallenberg foundation ^ | Katie Kellerman
    On June 22, 1940, about one month after the German invasion, France signed an armistice with Germany. To establish a German order of control in the unoccupied area of France, a puppet government, the Vichy government named after its southern French town of establishment, was created. The Vichy government was defined as a neutral regime but, says Holocaust survivor and writer of Holocaust-themed literature, Alexander Kimel, "in order to gain favor with the Germans the Vichy government began instituting a number of anti-Semitic policies," none any kinder in nature than the strictly German policies. All Jewish individuals were labeled as...
  • Holy See Documents From World War II Go Online

    03/25/2010 6:32:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies · 192+ views
    Researchers Welcome Availability of Pius XII InformationVATICAN CITY, MARCH 25, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican announced today that official documents spanning more than 40 years are now available online. The entire collection of the of the Actae Sanctae Sedis (A.S.S.) and of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (A.A.S.) -- i.e., the official Acts of the Holy See from 1865 to 2007 -- are now available in pdf format. Also available is a multi-volume collection of acts from World War II, (), published by order of Paul VI starting in 1965, and edited by a specialized group of four Jesuit historians. The project...
  • Of Insult and Mockery

    12/23/2009 10:42:27 AM PST · by DTA · 3 replies · 287+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2009/12/22 | Efraim Zuroff
    Of insult and mockery Dec. 22, 2009 EFRAIM ZUROFF , THE JERUSALEM POST Last month, I was invited to attend two important conferences convened to combat contemporary anti-Semitism. The larger and ostensibly more important one was the annual meeting of the Global Forum to Combat Anti-Semitism, which is sponsored by the Foreign Ministry and deals with the diverse forms of the problem all over the world. Its 500 participants include government officials, representatives of all the major Diaspora NGOs in the field and leading intellectuals and activists. From past experience, I know that it is a good venue to meet...