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  • German (NDP) party protests tribute to victims (of Holocaust)

    01/24/2005 10:57:24 AM PST · by anotherview · 8 replies · 662+ views
    AP/The Jerusalem Post ^ | 22 January 2005 (updated 24 January 2005) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Jan. 22, 2005 22:39 | Updated Jan. 24, 2005 18:18 German party protests tribute to victims By ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN A top leader of Germany's main Jewish group called on Germans to fight more strongly against far-right groups on Saturday, a day after legislators from a nationalist party walked out of a state parliament to protest a tribute honoring victims of Nazi aggression. All 12 members of the National Democratic Party stood up and headed for the door of the eastern state of Saxony's parliament Friday after parliament president Erich Iltgen called for a moment of silence to mark the...
  • Germany's Fischer reaffirms commitment to Israel

    01/24/2005 10:25:28 AM PST · by anotherview · 32 replies · 546+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 24 January 2005 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Jan. 24, 2005 19:31 Germany's Fischer reaffirms commitment to Israel By JPOST.COM STAFF At the special session of the UN to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Germany's Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer began by saying, "The Shoah is the ultimate crime against humanity of the Twentieth Century." He said, "Democratic Germany has learned its lessons the Holocaust has left an indelible mark." Explaining one aspect of this indelible mark, Fischer reiterated Germany's commitment to the State of Israel. "The State of Israel's right to exist and its people to security will always remain nonnegotiable fixtures of German...
  • The Nazi's testimony

    01/18/2005 8:14:42 AM PST · by veronica · 43 replies · 2,383+ views
    The UK Guardian ^ | January 10, 2005 | Laurence Rees
    Oskar Gröning was at his local philately club when a fellow stamp collector cast doubts on the Holocaust. Gröning knew he was wrong - because 50 years earlier he had served at Auschwitz. Laurence Rees on what happened when the ex-SS soldier decided to finally confront his past After the war, Oskar Gröning took up a hobby. He worked as a manager in a glass factory near Hamburg, but in his own time he became a keen stamp collector. It was at a meeting of his local philately club, in the late 1980s, that Gröning found himself chatting to a...
  • Yad Vashem Database Goes Online

    11/21/2004 3:21:28 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 11 replies · 947+ views
    Arutz Sheva Israel Broadcasting Network ^ | Nov 22, '04 / 9 Kislev 5765 | IsraelNN.com
    IsraelNN.com) Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, Israel, today announced its historic Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names to the Internet has gone online. The Database was presented and an international 11th Hour Campaign to collect more names of victims was announced. Special video messages from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Professor Elie Wiesel, and Simone Veil were presented as well. The Database, which will allow online public interaction and contributions of new names and materials, seeks to capture the names of as many Jewish Holocaust victims as possible. The sophisticated technology allows users worldwide to...
  • The Warnings Of "Night" (FReeper reviews important Holocaust work)

    02/04/2004 8:26:22 PM PST · by Alouette · 15 replies · 6,881+ views
    Salem the Soldier ^ | Feb. 4, 2004 | Mike Baker
    Opportunity finally presented itself to read noted Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel's "Night," after hearing it mentioned by a well known Evangelical Pastor in a radio broadcast sermon. It is one of the more well known recorded accounts of that long nightmare, a short but graphic and powerful postmortem of one of the more infamous abominations to occur in the "enlightened," progressive twentieth century. I will leave the hideous details to the reader shrewd enough to take the time to read it, to go back these, what, sixty short years to that time? I was a little startled recently, while getting...