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Angel Sanz-Briz. Credit: Centro Sefarad.

Spain seeks descendants of Hungarian Jews saved from Nazis by diplomat

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The Spanish government released the names of Hungarian Jews who evaded Nazi persecution with the help of a Spanish diplomat in an effort to find their descendants and share their stories with the world. Yad Vashem recognized Angel Sanz-Briz...
Harry Haft. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HBO acquires rights to biopic about boxer forced to fight fellow prisoners in Auschwitz

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HBO Films has bought the North American rights to a biographical movie about a boxer who survived Auschwitz after being forced to fight fellow prisoners. “The Survivor” was directed by Jewish Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson with...
A memorial at Babi Yar in Ukraine, the site of a September 1941 massacre carried out by German forces and Ukrainian collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union in World War II. Credit: meunierd/Shutterstock.

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center publishes 159 names of Nazi soldiers who murdered Jews...

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Against the background of the official commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, with the participation of the presidents of Ukraine, Germany and Israel, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) has released...
Babi Yar: The Emmanuel (Amik) Diamant Collection. Credit: The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People at the National Library of Israel.

80 years later, rare photos reveal attempt to envision Babi Yar massacre

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Eighty years after the Babi Yar massacre, rare images that tell the story of the Soviet-era struggle to commemorate the atrocity have been released for the first time by the National Library of Israel’s Central Archives for...
Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

80 years since Babi Yar: Making sure the Holocaust is not forgotten

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When my father was 6 months old, my grandparents put him in a burlap sack and smuggled him out of Ukraine as they fled the pogroms of 1921. Their destination was Poland, which they...

September 29, 1941: Babi Yar massacre begins

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The Babi Yar massacre of nearly 34,000 Jewish men, women and children begins on the outskirts of Kiev in the Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The German army took Kiev on September 19, and special SS squads prepared...
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33,771 murdered Jews: The Babi Yar nightmare

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77 years ago, Dina Levina was at Babi Yar, a ravine just outside of Kiev, Ukraine, where she witnessed one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust. The massacre was the largest mass-killing under the...
A sukkah on an Israeli army vehicle in the Golan during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Photo by Nathan Fendrich, Courtesy of the Pritzker Family National Photography Collection at National Library of Israel.

National Library of Israel releases rare photographs of Sukkot during 1973 war

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Nearly 50 years after the Yom Kippur War, the National Library of Israel has released a number of rare photos showing how the festival of Sukkot, or “Feast of Tabernacles,” was celebrated during the conflict, even...
“Through the Lens of Faith” works to present the experiences of Holocaust victims and survivors, and how faith helped them persevere, June 2019. Photo courtesy of Daniel Libeskind.

World War II letter connects families of Jewish survivors, Polish farmer who hid them

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The descendants of two Holocaust survivors and the farmer who hid them from the Nazis in Poland have connected with the help of a recently discovered post-World War II letter. Karolina Jurzyk, 35, said that...
A view of Florence, Italy. Credit: Boriska Photo/Shutterstock.

Park in Florence, Italy, named after Jewish resistance fighters during Holocaust

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A park in Florence, Italy, has been named after a Jewish couple who joined the Nazi resistance during World War II and became prominent members of the local community, The Jerusalem Post reported. The park, close to...