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  • 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...
  • How British PoW swapped uniforms to sneak IN to Auschwitz so his Jewish pal could slip out

    12/14/2009 7:38:38 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 35 replies · 1,543+ views
    MailOnline ^ | 13th December 2009 | Andy Dolan
    For 60 years Denis Avey remained too traumatised to talk about the horrors he had witnessed as a prisoner of war at Auschwitz. But when he finally felt able, he revealed an incredible tale of bravery and compassion.
  • Holocaust Survivor to Share Story

    02/10/2009 1:01:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 250+ views
    Ironton Tribune ^ | February 10, 2009 | Benita Heath
    Seven decades have passed since Irene Zisblatt survived the Auschwitz. Just a teenager then, Zisblatt endured daily the horrors of the Nazis. She was the only survivor in her family. She didn’t understand then why there was such brutality. She can’t tell you why she is here today. She can just tell you what happened to her. Zisblatt, a Hungarian Jew, has done that in her book, “The Fifth Diamond,” in Steven Spielberg’s documentary, “The Last Days,” and on the lecture circuit. Starting Feb. 23, Zisblatt will bring her story to the Tri-State in a weeklong series of lectures in...
  • Remembering the Holocaust: A scientific fact, a religious obligation

    02/06/2009 3:46:44 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 531+ views
    CNS ^ | February 6, 2009 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Acknowledging and remembering the Holocaust is not only a matter of historical honesty; it is a religious obligation, especially for bishops, several Vatican officials said. When Pope Benedict XVI publicly distanced himself from the Holocaust-denying views of traditionalist Bishop Richard Williamson and the Vatican Secretariat of State called on the bishop Feb. 4 to publicly disavow his views, they were not simply responding to a public uproar. "Denial of the Holocaust by a person who should know better is indistinguishable from an anti-Semitic prejudice," said Bishop Brian Farrell, vice president of the Pontifical Commission for Religious...
  • KRISTALLNACHT SEVENTY YEARS LATER "Was There No Space in the World for Us?"

    11/13/2008 9:01:35 AM PST · by mnehring · 13 replies · 471+ views
    KRISTALLNACHT SEVENTY YEARS LATER"Was There No Space in the World for Us?"by Rabbi Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center Founder and DeanSeventy years ago, while Jews in America gathered at the Algonquin Hotel and Waldorf Astoria at banquets in support of Jewish causes or in personal celebration of a Simcha, the most notorious pogrom was unleashed by Hitler’s Germany. On this day was born the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht.The Nazis said it was in reaction to the killing of a German official in Paris, but as documents showed, it was a state organized pogrom involving the highest officials of Nazi...
  • Poland is not Shoah-land

    08/08/2007 1:48:48 PM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 589+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | 6th August 2007
    Poland is not Shoah-land From Warsaw Business Journal A recent incident in which 35 Hasidic Jewish tourists forcibly entered the museum of the Majdanek concentration camp after the facility's closing time, removing gates from their hinges and breaking into one of the barracks, has highlighted the misunderstandings so prevalent in the hugely complicated relationship between modern Jews and modern Poland. To be fair, the tourists in this case spoke very little English and no Polish, and were not able to understand what the museum's security guard was telling them. Still, it seems hard to imagine that they didn't understand that...
  • FRENCH NAZI COLLABORATOR - Maurice Papon is dead

    02/17/2007 8:54:48 PM PST · by Atlantic Bridge · 84 replies · 2,193+ views
    Der Spiegel, Wikipedia and others | February 17, 2007 | Newsflash
    According to a article in German that was published in the German magazine "Der Spiegel" the ruthless French nazi-collaborator Maurice Papon died in the age of 96 years on February 17, 2007. As secretary general of the prefecture Bordeaux Papon signed orders for the imprisonment and deportation or the jews in that area. Altogether there were 76.000 jews -among them 12.000 kids- arrested in France and displaced into the concentration camps of the nazis. Only 2.500 survived the Holocaust. Papon is definitly responsible for the deportation of 1,560 Jewish men, women and children. The majority were sent directly to detention...
  • 40 institutes boycott Iran think tank over Holocaust conference

    12/17/2006 11:06:50 AM PST · by lizol · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 17/12/2006
    40 institutes boycott Iran think tank over Holocaust conference By The Associated Press PARIS - Nearly 40 European and North American research institutes will suspend contacts with a leading Iranian think tank that helped organize last week's conference in Tehran of Holocaust deniers, a Paris-based researcher said Saturday. The institutes, from Warsaw to Washington and beyond, have agreed to suspend ongoing programs with the Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies, or IPIS, according to a statement issued by Francois Heisbourg, who organized the boycott. They have also refused participation in IPIS meetings or invite IPIS staff to their own...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, December 11, 2006

    12/11/2006 2:38:05 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 76 replies · 1,098+ views
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  • Germany condemns Holocaust conference in Iran

    12/08/2006 7:34:23 PM PST · by pinkpanther111 · 26 replies · 842+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-8-06 | Jpost.com
    ermany condemned a planned Iranian conference on the Holocaust and summoned Iran's charge d'affaires to the Foreign Ministry, saying Friday that attempts to question the Nazis' murder of Jews were "shocking and unacceptable." The conference, scheduled for Sunday and Monday, was organized by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called the systematic killing of some 6 million Jews a "myth" and "exaggerated." Some 67 foreign researchers from 30 countries are scheduled to attend the two-day meeting. "We condemn all past and future attempts of anyone who gives a platform to those who relativize or question the Holocaust," Foreign Ministry spokesman...
  • Nazi hunter Elliot Welles dies at 79

    12/05/2006 12:39:19 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 6 replies · 470+ views
    Yedioth Internet ^ | 12.04.06, | Associated Press
    Holocaust survivor leads crusade to track down fugitive Nazis Elliot Welles, a Holocaust survivor who found the officer who ordered his mother's death and turned that personal triumph into a relentless crusade to track down fugitive Nazis, has died. He was 79. Welles died of an apparent heart attack at his Bronx home last Tuesday, his son, Mark Welles, of Roslyn, N.Y. said on Sunday. Welles retired in 2003 after more than 20 years as head of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League's Nazi-hunting operations. Finding ex-Nazis who had eluded post-World War II justice "was an overriding passion in his life,"...
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau 'face-lift' plan raises survivors' ire

    11/12/2006 11:31:19 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 12 replies · 992+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11-13-2006 | By Amiram Barkat
    An initiative to refurbish the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp has sparked a storm among Holocaust survivors in Israel. The initiative was announced last month by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum's new director, who claimed that the current exhibits were outdated and insufficiently attractive to visitors. A detailed refurbishing plan has yet to be drawn up, but participants at a recent meeting of Holocaust survivors' organizations warned against moves to "beautify" the site, as has been done with other Nazi concentration camps. "Dachau and Sachsenhausen have already become well-kept gardens; we won't allow the same to happen to Auschwitz," they said....
  • Iran attacks Holocaust again

    09/03/2006 1:46:29 AM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 641+ views
    The Australian ^ | 03SEP06 | The Australian
    THE scale of the Holocaust has been "greatly exaggerated", Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said today, adding he had visited several former concentration camps in eastern Europe. “When I was ambassador I saw several of these camps in (the former) East Germany and Poland. In my opinion it has been greatly exaggerated. It is far from what is being publicised,” Hamid Reza Asefi said. His comments come ahead of a conference to be held on December 11 in Iran which the Islamic republic hopes will present “hidden aspects” of the slaughter of Jews under Nazi Germany. “Different opinions which affirm and...
  • Bialystok Jewish ghetto uprising anniversary

    08/16/2006 9:42:32 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 16.08.2006
    Bialystok Jewish ghetto uprising anniversary 16.08.2006 Events marking the 63rd anniversary of the uprising in the Bialystok Jewish ghetto in eastern Poland are being held in the city today. It was the second biggest Jewish armed rising against Nazi Germans during World War II, after the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Uprising. Over 40,000 people lived in the ghetto, which the Nazis began to liquidate in 1943. Some 800 people were killed on the spot and the rest started to be transported to death camps. The uprising lasted for almost a week. Some 300 to 400 insurgents had only 25 guns and...
  • France : Sarkozy inaugurates first local Shoah memorial

    07/21/2006 12:12:28 PM PDT · by Republicain · 154+ views
    European Jewesh Press ^ | 07/13/2006 | Shirli Sitbon
    On 13 July, the French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy inaugurated the first regional Shoah memorial in France in the Hauts-de-Seine subdivision. The memorial was placed in a glade of the prestigious park of Sceaux, located south of Paris. New memorials are to be built throughout France to increase awareness of the genocide. Paris consitoire chairman Joel Mergui said the aim was to commemorate the Shoah on a regional level in the places where the victims lived before they were deported to Nazi death camps. Sarkozy, who is also the head of the local council of Hauts-de-Seine, agreed two years ago...
  • Who Was Harry Bingham and Why Is He Getting A Stamp?

    06/13/2006 10:49:22 AM PDT · by anotherview · 16 replies · 3,799+ views
    via e-mail ^ | 12 June 2006 | Robert Kim Bingham
    A few months ago, Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a posthumous award for "constructive dissent" to Hiram (or Harry) Bingham, IV. For over fifty years, the State Department resisted any attempt to honor Bingham. For them he was an insubordinate member of the US diplomatic service, a dangerous maverick who was eventually demoted. Now, after his death, he has been officially recognized as a hero. Bingham came from an illustrious family. His father (on whom the fictional character Indiana Jones was based) was the archeologist who unearthed the Inca City of Machu Picchu, Peru, in 1911. Harry entered the...
  • Polish Jewish Museum A Tough Sell Here

    05/19/2006 9:36:28 AM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 327+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 05/19/2006 | Steve Lipman
    Polish Jewish Museum A Tough Sell Here Some philanthropists dismissive of historical institution on site of Warsaw Ghetto. Steve Lipman - Staff Writer Victor Markowicz, a Siberian-born philanthropist who grew up in Poland and later moved to the United States, spends much of his time these days asking fellow Jewish philanthropists in the U.S. to contribute to a Jewish museum to be built in Warsaw in the next few years. Markowicz’s friends, in turn, ask him something: “Why in Warsaw? Why in Poland?” Many American Jews — born here or in the Old Country — support the idea of a...
  • Never Again

    04/25/2006 12:14:07 PM PDT · by anotherview · 14 replies · 904+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 25 April 2006
    Apr. 25, 2006 2:55 | Updated Apr. 25, 2006 19:43 Never Again As the nation marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember history's greatest crime against humanity, the industrialization of murder that took the lives of six million Jews and millions of other people in Nazi concentration camps. We note the unfinished business relating directly to the Holocaust, including the failure of several countries - including Austria, Norway, Sweden, Syria and Ukraine - to prosecute still-living Nazi war criminals. However what is striking about this day in 2006 is not so much that anti-Semitic violence and neo-Nazi movements persist in the...
  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day: Calls For A New Holocaust

    04/25/2006 12:06:58 PM PDT · by anotherview · 2 replies · 181+ views
    Blogs of Zion/ Israel, Zionism, and Aliya (two blogs) ^ | 25 April 2006 | Chana (Caitlyn) Martin
    Tuesday, April 25, 2006 On Holocaust Remembrance Day: Calls For A New Holocaust The enemies of Israel and the Jewish people picked Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) to call for a new Holocaust, one that would destroy Israel. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahemdinejad, renewing his calls for Israel to be destroyed, said:We say that this fake regime cannot not logically continue to live and addedOpen the doors [of Europe] and let the Jews go back to their own countries conveniently ignoring the fact that a majority of Israel's Jewish population didn't come from Europe and has no ties to that continent....
  • Jews in Poland Speak of Shoah Remembrance as a Curse.

    04/21/2006 2:36:17 PM PDT · by lizol · 20 replies · 675+ views
    The Jewish Journal ^ | 2006-04-21 | Jane Ulman
    Jews in Poland Speak of Shoah Remembrance as a Curse. by Jane Ulman, Contributing Writer This tale is about two visions of Poland. In one, Poland is about pain and loss. It’s the place where 3 million of a total population of 3.3 million Polish Jews perished in the Shoah, where Jews have nothing left, where indeed there are almost no Jews other than a few languishing, aged survivors who can’t even scrape together a Shabbat morning minyan. Poland is Auschwitz; it’s Never Again. Defining this Poland is the March of the Living, an annual event that lays bare Poland’s...
  • Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 19 April 1943

    04/20/2006 10:07:08 AM PDT · by anotherview · 12 replies · 302+ views
    Step-by-Step: Making Aliyah ^ | 19 April 2006 | Yael K.
    Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 19 April 1943 63 years ago today was the eve of Passover and the 50,000 - 60,000 (out of more than half a million who had been forced into the narrow streets of this confined space) suriving Jews living in the Warsaw Ghetto were slated to be finally and completely annihilated. When the SS troops entered the ghetto to renew the deportations to the death camps, however, they met with unexpected resistance. Fewer than 500 young fighters, girls and boys --the youngest aged 12 but most in their late teens and...
  • General Semantics and Holocaust Denial (PDF. File)

    03/08/2006 11:02:16 PM PST · by mal · 26 replies · 616+ views
    The Holocaust History Project ^ | Andrew E. Mathis, Ph.D.
    CERTAIN GROUPS claim the Holocaust never happened. Almost from the beginning of the discovery of this widespread destruction of European Jewry before and during World War II, Nazi apologists, anti-Semites, and selfstyled “skeptics” have tried to discredit the accepted history of this period. Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University has termed this phenomenon “Holocaust denial.” While originally an obscure movement, since the rise of the internet in the mid-1990s, Holocaust denial has grown significantly, and new adherents continue to set up web sites dedicated to “debunking the myth.” The upside to the growing awareness of Holocaust denial is that organizations and...
  • U.S. Holocaust Museum Comes Under Fire For Failing to Address Arab Anti-Semitism

    01/21/2006 12:23:09 PM PST · by dervish · 15 replies · 686+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 1/19/06 | Meghan Clyne
    Amid pledges from Iran to "wipe Israel off the map" and to hold a conference examining whether the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews is a "myth," America's Holocaust Museum is under fire for its silence about Arab assistance to the Nazis during World War II, and about the intensifying hatred of Jews in the Arab Middle East today. Leading the charge is Holocaust Museum Watch, a national organization formed 18 months ago to spur the museum toward meaningful acknowledgment of Arab anti-Semitism. 'snip' Rabbi Herzfeld and other critics argued that the museum's silence on Arab anti-Semitism was likely the...
  • Polish lawmakers condemn Iranian president's calling the Holocaust a myth

    01/03/2006 2:07:21 AM PST · by SpikeMike · 5 replies · 358+ views
    AP via Haaretz ^ | 30/12/2005
    Polish lawmakers condemn Iranian president's calling the Holocaust a myth By The Associated Press WARSAW - Polish lawmakers condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday for recently dismissing the Holocaust as a myth, and said such statements were "absolutely unacceptable for Poland, on whose land Nazis set up death camps." "The memory of the Holocaust in Poland is vivid and painfully present," the parliamentary commission on foreign relations said in a statement. "Millions of Polish citizens fell victim to the genocidal and anti-Semitic policies of the Third Reich." Polish lawmakers also expressed "anxiety and indignation" with Ahmadinejad's call for the elimination...
  • Pope Benedict XVI visits synagogue, warns of rising anti-Semitism and xenophobia

    08/20/2005 10:52:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 451+ views
    Sioux City ^ | August 20, 2005
    COLOGNE, Germany (AP) -- German-born Pope Benedict XVI on Friday became the second pope to visit a synagogue, entering to the haunting tones of a ram's horn, praying before a Holocaust memorial and lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism. "We need to show respect for one another and to love one another," Benedict said, pressing a theme of interfaith understanding that has marked his first foreign trip as pope. The hourlong stop, for which Cologne's Jews stood and applauded, was filled with significance for the 78-year-old Benedict, who grew up in Nazi Germany. He called those times "the darkest period of...
  • World War II property law raises ire of Israel's Polish Jews

    07/18/2005 2:59:50 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 5 replies · 736+ views
    Haaretz ^ | July 18th, 2005 | Amiram Barkat
    The association of former Poles in Israel has launched a public campaign against a bill to return private property to its owners that is now being discussed by the Polish parliament, charging that it grants de facto recognition to the Nazi regime's Nuremberg laws. In a letter sent to the leaders of every parliamentary faction in Poland, the organization warned that the bill "would make Poland the only country in the world that grants legal validity to the Nuremberg laws, at least with regard to Jewish property." The bill, which is currently being discussed in committee prior to its final...
  • Will Germany Remain Apologetic for Nazi Crimes?

    05/10/2005 6:23:48 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 44 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | May 10th, 2005 | Park Song-wu
    BERLIN _ Germany opened a Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin on Tuesday, marking the 60th anniversary of the Nazi regime's capitulation, as many young people here ponder over whether they should be continually apologetic for crimes they did not commit. Journalists visit the underground exhibition below Germany's national Holocaust memorial during a media preview in Berlin on May 6. In background are pictures of jews who were murdered by the Nazis. AP-Yonhap Even though German politicians, such as Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, do not hesitate using terms like ``shame'' for its past and even asking for ``forgiveness''...
  • Two Arrested Outside Boston Holocaust Gathering; Crowd Protests White Supremacists' Presence

    05/09/2005 8:00:33 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 23 replies · 635+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | May 9th, 2005 | Brooke Donald Associated Press Writer
    BOSTON (AP) - White supremacists clashed with an angry crowd outside Faneuil Hall, where Holocaust survivors and their families were commemorating the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Two people were arrested during Sunday's confrontation, officer John Boyle said. Sunday was the 60th anniversary of the end of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Inside the historic meeting house, Holocaust survivors, their children and grandchildren lit white candles to commemorate the estimated 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis. Germany's consul-general to New England, Wolfgang Vorwerk, spoke of his country's role. Outside, 10 to 15 members of the Arkansas-based group White...
  • German court bans neo-nazis' May 8th march around holocaust memorial

    05/07/2005 3:47:55 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 16 replies · 666+ views
    BERLIN, Germany's highest court on Friday dismissed an appeal by the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) to march around Berlin's Holocaust memorial on May 8th. Some of Germany's neo-Nazi thugs German Interior Minister Otto Schily welcomed the decision, saying that it made neo-nazis unable to dishonor the remembrance of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Thousands of leftists would stage a rally around eastern Berlin' s main square Alexanderplatz to protest and block off NPD's planned march on May 8th, local media reported. Berlin authorities expected high tensions and confrontations between leftists and neo-nazis and planned to...
  • 'I have never seen such horror in my life' [Belsen liberation remembered after 60 years]

    04/14/2005 5:49:59 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 20 replies · 1,215+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 14th 2005 | Luke Harding
    Sixty years on, the world must not forget Belsen, says liberator Sixty years ago 24-year-old Dick Williams set off through the woods of northern Germany in search of a "refugee" camp. The previous day, a German officer had agreed to hand the camp over to the advancing British. With only a map reference to guide him, Williams crossed the German frontline by jeep and turned left down an unmarked track. It was then that he found it: a vast concentration camp surrounded by a 10ft high barbed-wire fence and still guarded by armed SS soldiers. Yesterday Major Williams, now 84,...
  • 60 years on, survivors recall Nazi camp's liberation

    04/11/2005 1:26:23 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 12 replies · 3,336+ views
    Haaretz ^ | April 11th, 2005 | By The Associated Press
    WEIMAR, Germany - Elderly survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp laid flowers and observed a moment of silence for victims of the Nazis, 60 years after U.S. troops liberated the camp. Flags from some 30 nations hung in the cold drizzle on Sunday, representing the nations from which the camp's 240,000 prisoners came between 1937 and 1945. About 56,000 died - either worked to death, shot or killed in medical experiments. Ukrainian concentration camp survivor Petro Mischtschuk, 78, holds a white flag at former Nazi death camp Buchenwald in Germany, Sunday. (AP) German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and U.S. veterans...
  • Scotland's Kirk Moderator to visit Auschwitz

    04/01/2005 1:31:37 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 3 replies · 206+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | Friday April 1st, 2005
    THE Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Dr Alison Elliot, is to visit Auschwitz to pay respects to the only known Scots victim of the Holocaust. Dr Elliot will travel to Poland and the Czech Republic next week, and will visit the notorious death camp on Tuesday. While there she will pay tribute to Jane Haining, who was born at Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, and worked with children at the Church of Scotland Mission to the Jews in Budapest. Miss Hanning refused to abandon the children in her care, and as a consequence was arrested by Nazi forces after their advance...
  • Dutch women named 'Righteous Among Nations'

    03/31/2005 10:06:39 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 39 replies · 1,341+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 31st, 2005 | Etgar Lefkovits
    Staring certain death straight in the face, the 18-year-old Dutch teen did not flinch. It was 1943 in Nazi-occupied Holland, with the Nazi deportation of Dutch Jews in full swing. In a rural farm in south-central of the country, Hilde van Straten-Duizer stood facing a group of German soldiers who were searching her mother's home for any Jews who were in hiding. (Dutch Jews are marched to the Amersfoot internment camp under heavy German guard, 1942.) After completing a thorough search of the entire house, the teen knew where the ever-so-thorough- German soldiers would undoubtedly go next: the storage...
  • Schindler’s risk

    02/13/2005 4:06:20 AM PST · by lizol · 20 replies · 1,492+ views
    The State ^ | Sun, Feb. 13, 2005 | MARTHA WAGGONER
    Schindler’s risk A North Carolina professor finds that the man who rescued 1,000 Jews from the Holocaust was a spy as well as a savior By MARTHA WAGGONER The Associated Press OSKAR SCHINDLER: THE UNTOLD ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE, WARTIME ACTIVITIES, AND THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE LIST by David Crowe (Westview Press, 766 pages, $30) ELON, N.C. — David Crowe began researching Oskar Schindler with an open mind, wondering how much of the Academy Award-winning movie about the European industrialist who saved more than 1,000 Jews could possibly be true. Early findings shook the historian in Crowe: Schindler spied...