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The main gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Credit: Angelo Celedon via Wikimedia Commons.

Disturbing poll in Canada reveals critical gaps in Holocaust knowledge

A new and troubling poll conducted in Canada ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day reveals critical gaps in knowledge about and awareness of the Holocaust, particularly among the country’s millennials. The poll was conducted by...

December 27, 2010: Jonathan Pollak, anarchist activist against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands,...

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Jonathan Pollak, an anarchist activist against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands, was sentenced to three months in prison and fined 1,500 shekels on this date in 2010 for his 2008 arrest at a...
The view outside of the“Six Dome Synagogue” (“The Grand Synagogue,” designed by architect Hillel Ben Haim in 1888), one of three synagogues in Quba in Azerbaijan. Photo by Eliana Rudee.

Visiting the ‘Mountain Jews’ of Azerbaijan, one the world’s last remaining shtetls

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Affectionately called “Mountain Jews,” the Jewish community of Qırmızı Qəsəbə (Red Village) in the Quba district of Azerbaijan is home to nearly half the Jews living in this Muslim-majority country. Believed to be the...
The main gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Credit: Angelo Celedon via Wikimedia Commons.

Study: Polish local norms helped Nazis wipe out local Jewry

Large parts of the Polish population during the Holocaust believed helping Jews went against their local norms, a new study from the Polish Academy of Sciences shows. The academy, a state-run institution, focused on a...
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...
The Strauss family, Germany, c. 1890. Members of the Strauss family moved to Louisiana and established F. Strauss & Son, Inc. The wholesale grocery company became a staple of the Louisiana town. Donated by Morris Mintz. Courtesy of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience set to open in New Orleans

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Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans announced on Wednesday that the new attraction will open to the public on May 27. Originally slated to roll out its exhibits in February 2020,...
Dr. Shmuel Rosenman, founder and co-chairman of March of the Living, is flanked by Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon; Jewish Agency chair Isaac Herzog; U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman; and a delegation of U.S. ambassadors and White House representatives headed by Friedman, including former Israeli Chief Rabbi Israel Lau, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, at the entrance to Birkenau during the 31st annual March of the Living. Credit: March of the Living.

March of the Living founder: ‘The only thing worse than Auschwitz is the world...

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On Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah) on May 2, under the theme “Say No to Anti-Semitism,” more than 10,000 Jewish and non-Jewish youth from 40 different countries, together with dozens of Holocaust survivors and dignitaries from around...

Johan van Hulst: Dutch teacher who saved 600 Jewish children and babies from Nazis...

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Johan van Hulst was a Dutch Christian who, up until World War II, had already committed to helping children with his life — as a teacher, school director, university professor, and author. But when...
A 17th-century rendition of Jacob and Esau (right), the progenitor of the biblical Edomites. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli researchers unveil new discoveries about biblical kingdom of Edom

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Israeli researchers published discoveries about the biblical kingdom of Edom on Wednesday. “Using technological evolution as a proxy for social processes, we were able to identify and characterize the emergence of the biblical kingdom of Edom,” explained Tel...
The 2,000-year-old mikveh discovered in the Lower Galilee, as it is about to be airlifted to Kibbut Hannaton on Sept. 30, 2020. Credit: Yaniv Berman/Israel Antiquities Authority.

2,000-year-old ritual bath airlifted from Galilee highway to nearby kibbutz

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An ancient mikveh (ritual bath) uncovered at the construction site of a highway interchange in the Lower Galilee was transferred today to nearby Kibbutz Hannaton. The 2,000-year-old mikveh, which was discovered during salvage archaeological excavations...