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Op-Ed: Google Glass can warn against incoming Gazan rockets

Tel Aviv - An app for Google Glass provides real-time updates on missile attacks against Israel. Does this mean Israelis really are safe under that Iron Dome?
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

Holocaust hero finally gets his due in Hungary

Budapest - A soldier whose actions saved some 200,000 Hungarian Jews has finally been recognised in Hungary, 70 years after the event.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Amsterdam revolts against Libeskind Holocaust memorial

Amsterdam - Amsterdam residents fearing the loss of a popular park have rejected a multi-million-euro Holocaust memorial by famed US architect Daniel Libeskind, forcing officials to rethink the plan.
In the Media by Nicolas Delaunay (AFP)

How news of D-Day reached the death camps

Paris - News of the Allied invasion of Normandy quickly spread across Europe, fuelling hope even among those languishing in Nazi concentration camps.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Rialto Calif. School District ignorant on Holocaust

Rialto - It began after Rialto Unified School District officials approved a lesson plan for its students to argue that there was no Holocaust.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 17 comments

Hungary police oust protestors from WWII monument site

Budapest - Police in Hungary forcibly removed protestors on Tuesday from the site of a planned World War II monument which Jewish critics say glosses over the country's role in the Holocaust.
In the Media by AFP

Abbas: Holocaust 'most heinous crime' of modern era

Ramallah - The mass killing of Jews in the Holocaust was "the most heinous crime" against humanity in the modern era, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday in his strongest remarks yet on the Nazi genocide.
In the Media by Nasser Abu Bakr (AFP)

US seeks swift deal with France on SNCF's Nazi past

Washington - The US State Department Wednesday said it hoped to be able to reach a deal quickly with France to compensate victims of French rail firm SNCF for the deportation of Jews in World War II.
In the Media by AFP

Disputed Hungary Holocaust monument sparks fresh protest

Budapest - Several hundred protesters blocked work on a controversial monument in Budapest Tuesday which Jewish critics say glosses over Hungary's active role in the Holocaust.
In the Media by AFP

France's SNCF can bid for US project despite Nazi past

Washington - French rail firm SNCF will be allowed to bid for contracts in the US state of Maryland where lawmakers had threatened to bar it over its Nazi past, sources said Tuesday.
In the Media by Anne RENAUT (AFP)

Iran's Khamenei reiterates doubts about Holocaust

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday voiced doubts about the existence and scale of the Holocaust, questioning the West's "red lines" on freedom of expression.In Europe, "no one dares to speak of the Holocaust, the crux of which is no...
In the Media by AFP

Holocaust haunts French railway's bid for US contracts

Annapolis - Seventy years after the Holocaust, Rosette Goldstein and many fellow Americans are still seeking reparations from French rail firm SNCF for transporting their loved ones to Nazi death camps.Goldstein, now 75, was in Maryland on Monday to testify before...
In the Media by Anne Renaut (AFP)

Germany rejects Greek Jews' Nazi-era reparation claim

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday rejected a fresh Nazi-era reparation claim by a Greek city's Jewish community but offered the group cooperation on future projects."With regard to issues of reparations, there are no new developments and all these questions are ans...
In the Media by AFP

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

London - The world's oldest known Holocaust survivor, the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced.Alice Herz-Sommer, originally from Prague, spent two years of World War II in Czechoslovakia's Terezin concent...
In the Media by AFP

Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Tokyo libraries

Tokyo - Scores of copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" kept in public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalised, officials said Friday, sparking alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics.Pages in at least 250 copies of the diary, or publicat...
In the Media by AFP

Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Tokyo libraries

Tokyo - Scores of copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" kept in public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalised, officials said Friday, sparking alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics.Pages in at least 250 copies of the diary or publicati...
In the Media by AFP

Auschwitz launches online Holocaust awareness in Arabic, Farsi

Warsaw - The Auschwitz museum at the site of the former Nazi German death camp in southern Poland said Monday it had launched online Holocaust awareness programmes in Arabic and Farsi.
In the Media by AFP

Holocaust documentary by director Alfred Hitchcock to be released

The horrors of the Nazi extermination camps are all too familiar to those who managed to survive them. Films and documentaries have been around for years, showing the world what was supposed to be a secret and ultimate solution to the "Jewish Problem."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 5 comments

Israel recognizes Holocaust homosexual victims for first time

Israel has opened a memorial honoring the thousands of homosexual victims of the Holocaust. It is not the first, but Israel’s recognition amounts to an imprimatur on their suffering.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke's funeral halted, hearse kicked

Albano Laziale - The funeral service for Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke in Italy Tuesday was called off amid fiery protests, BBC News is reporting.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

Elie Wiesel: 'I expected more' on action against Syria Special

New York - Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel was part of a prestigious panel at Cooper Union in New York City on Sunday night. The idea of the strong protecting the weak was discussed, with Wiesel indicating he thinks force should've been used against Syria's Assad regime.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 3 comments

Iran's FM talks nuclear program, Israel, and the Holocaust

New York - On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Israel had 200 nuclear weapons in its arsenal. He called it the "source of insecurity" in the Middle East.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Video: Holocaust survivor's inspiring message for young Germans

Newark - Ninety-year-old Emery Jacoby was taken to a concentration camp at the age of 20. Both his sisters also survived, but their parents were never seen again. He sent an inspiring message to young Germans, in the hope that such events will never be repeated.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

New charges sought against 30 Nazi guards for role in Holocaust

Berlin - Nazi war crimes investigators in Germany said Tuesday that 30 former Auschwitz death camp guards should face charges for their role in facilitating the mass murder of 1.5 million people — primarily Jews — during the Nazi Holocaust.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Leah Kaufman tells her Holocaust story

Leah Kaufman, an orphaned child Holocaust survivor who went on to become an educator and author, captivated an audience of adult Jewish students Tuesday, with stories of a past filled with inhumanity, which resulted in her strengthened Jewish identity.
In the Media by Amanda Byas

Simon Wiesenthal Center's most wanted Nazi dies, aged 98

Budapest - Laszlo Csatary died Aug. 10, at the age of 98. He was regarded by the Jewish human rights organization, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, as the world’s most wanted Nazi war criminal still at large.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

German industrialist who rescued Jews during World War II dies

Berthold Beitz, a leading German industrialist credited with saving hundreds of Jews by putting them to work at the oil fields he managed in Nazi-occupied Poland, died June 30 at the age of 99.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Video: Americans believe the Holocaust is a Jewish beach party

Are there really people in America who are so uninformed that they would believe someone who says the Holocaust is an annual beach festival? Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 8 comments

Netanyahu: Israel to defend Jewish people from another Holocaust

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened a Holocaust exhibition at the site of the WWII Auschwitz death camp in Poland and declared that, "The State of Israel will do whatever is necessary to prevent another Holocaust."
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Novelist A.J. Sidransky on his work: Forgiving Maximo Rothman Special

New York - AJ Sidransky's Forgiving Maximo Rothman reminds us that 'life is too short to make enemies of those we love,' and I connected with the novelist to learn more.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs
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Memorial for the victims of  Nazi extermination camps
Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
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A French court upheld a ban on a show by French comedian Dieudonne M Bala M Bala  also known as just...
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A French court upheld a ban on a show by French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, also known as just "Dieudonne", accused of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims
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General Dwight Eisenhower and other high ranking U.S. Army officers view the bodies of prisoners who...
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
General Dwight Eisenhower and other high ranking U.S. Army officers view the bodies of prisoners who were killed during the evacuation of Ohrdruf, while on a tour of the newly liberated concentration camp. Photo taken: April 12, 1945
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Berthold Beitz photographed in 1972  as Chairman of the Krupp Group
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Berthold Beitz photographed in 1972, as Chairman of the Krupp Group
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People gathering at the Menorah Memorial in Kielce for the 65th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom
People gathering at the Menorah Memorial in Kielce for the 65th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom
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Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Yad Vashem
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A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
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A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
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Laszlo Csatary world s  most wanted  Nazi war criminal leaves a Budapest court earlier in summer 201...
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Laszlo Csatary world's 'most wanted' Nazi war criminal leaves a Budapest court earlier in summer 2013 just a few weeks before his death.
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The front cover of the book Marking Humanity
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The front cover of the book Marking Humanity
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Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at We...
Photographer: Pfc. W. Chichersky. (Army)
Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at Weimar (Buchenwald), Germany, taken by the 3rd U.S. Army. Prisoners of all nationalities were tortured and killed. 04/14/1945.
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Sobibor was a Nazi German extermination camp located on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór  Lubli...
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Sobibor was a Nazi German extermination camp located on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór, Lublin Voivodeship of occupied Poland
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Train to Nazi extermination camps
Train to Nazi extermination camps
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Kavala holocaust memorial. Credit: Courtesy of Arie Darzi to memorialize the Jewish community in Gre...
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Kavala holocaust memorial. Credit: Courtesy of Arie Darzi to memorialize the Jewish community in Greece. עברית: האנדרטה לזכר קורבנות השואה המוצבת בבית העלמין היהודי, בעיר קוואלה יוון
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General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
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Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
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A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
Screenshot/Jewish News One via YouTube
A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
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Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp  May/June 1944
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Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp, May/June 1944
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The house of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt is pictured in Salzburg November 6  2013
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The house of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt is pictured in Salzburg November 6, 2013
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