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Pope Pius XII: Vatican records show he knew Nazis were killing Jews during Holocaust – The Washington Post

The long-awaited opening of Pope Pius XII’s wartime records lasted only a week before the coronavirus outbreak shut down the Vatican archives. But that was long enough for documents to emerge that reflect badly on the pontiff accused of silence during the Holocaust, according to published reports. In that week alone, German researchers found that […]

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‘Unorthodox’ Author Tells the Story of Her Life and Her Journey to Berlin

In this interview on DW, Deborah Feldman tells the story of her life as an ultra-orthodox Jew and her rejection of Hasidic traditions. Her book, ‘Unorthodox,’ inspired the Netflix series of the same name. What comes through loud and clear in this insightful interview is the ongoing multigenerational trauma of the Holocaust. One of the […]

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75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich, Germany: Ask any veteran of the 42nd or 45th Infantry Divisions who was at the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp on April 29, 1945, to summarize his experience in one word and without needing time to think, he would […]

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Judge Orders Deportation of Tennessee Man Who Served as Nazi Camp Guard – The New York Times

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Buenos Aires Times | Wiesenthal Center reveals names of 12,000 Nazis that lived in Argentina

Buenos Aires Times reports that Argentine researcher Pedro Filipuzzi discovered a list of 12,000 names of Nazis who ended up in Argentina via bank accounts connected to the Credit Suisse Bank. The documents were disclosed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The Center confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, […]

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Germany Leads International Effort to Combat Holocaust Denial

DW reports that the chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has passed to Germany for one year, with the aim of countering acts and perpetrators of Holocaust denial and falsification. The IHRA was initiated in 1998 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, who is now 71 years old. Today, the IHRA’s membership […]

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Auschwitz asks travel organizers not to bring visitors from infected countries

The Auschwitx Memorial and Museum in Poland has recommended that travel agencies and organizers of trips to the Memorial “desist from the arrival of people from places found to be infected” with coronavirus. Israel has already halted trips by Israeli high school stiudents to historical Holocaust sites due to the coronavirus.

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In Denmark, Auschwitz survivors lament the rise of anti-Semitism | PBS NewsHour

January marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, but there is growing concern throughout Europe that anti-Semitism is on the rise. Historically tolerant Denmark, for example, has seen a resurgence of neo-Nazi groups opposed to immigration. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Denmark, where he met a Jewish Auschwitz survivor worried about her […]

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TV: Two Worthwhile Series by Hugo Blick

Hugo Blick, is an English writer, producer, director and occasional actor. I’m familiar with his writing and directing of two TV series in which two different genocides figure prominently. ‘The Honourable Woman’ The principal character in The Honourable Woman is Nessa Stein an Anglo-Jewish businesswoman ably portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Stein’s mother died in childbirth. […]

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Israeli President: “many Poles stood by and even assisted in the murder of Jews.”

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin speaking to his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda: We remember that Nazi Germany initiated, planned and implemented the genocide of the Jewish people in Poland and other places and that it takes full responsibility for its actions. And we also remember, with distress, that significant assistance came from across all of Europe, […]