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A security guard stands in the empty Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem on April 19, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Global Jewish population still short of pre-Holocaust figure

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Eighty-one years after the Holocaust, the global Jewish population is still short of the 16.6 million estimated to have been alive on the eve of the war in 1939, with Israel’s Central Bureau of...

The Kharkiv Yiddish literary world, 1920s‐mid‐1930s

The Kharkiv Yiddish literaryworld, 1920s ‐ mid ‐1930s Gennady Estraikh Associate Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrewand Jewish Studies Published online: 19 Jun 2008. Download PDF, click here. East European Jewish Affairs Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information:...

WWII archive shows how Polish diplomats helped Jews

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Polish officials last year announced the recovery of the archive, which they said contained historic documents showing how Polish diplomats helped rescue Jews from the Holocaust during World War II. The diplomats, led by the Polish...
Eleanor Roosevelt speaks to a war-time audience, while Rose Pesotta and others listen. Credit: Flickr.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s efforts to save Jewish refugees from the Holocaust

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In 1940, a passenger cargo ship called the SS Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom. But no country would take them in, and so the passengers became trapped on...
Old Synagogue in Wieliczka, Poland. Source: Google Maps.

Archaeologists unearth crate of historic Judaica items under synagogue in Poland

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A wooden crate filled with Judaica items was discovered during an archaeological excavation in a synagogue in Małopolska, Poland, reported The Jewish Chronicle. Archaeologists were digging a small test hole at the Old Synagogue in Wieliczka when...
The entrance of “The Teimani Experience” at the Center for Jewish History in New York. Credit: Shiryn Solny.

Multi-sensory exhibit explores Yemenite Jewish culture and history

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A new exhibition in New York City invites the public to see, smell, listen and touch artifacts and items pertaining to the rich Yemenite Jewish culture. The American Sephardi Federation’s “The Teimani Experience” is a...

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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In the U.S., and other nations, memorials stand as continual reminders of the horror of the Holocaust and the importance of confronting the evils that brought it about. The United Nations designated January 27...

March 31, 1927: César Chávez, founder of the United Farm Workers, was born

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The founder of the United Farm Workers, César Chávez, was born on this date in 1927. Chávez, a disciple of Saul Alinsky, became a master of non-violent resistance who sparked the modern Hispanic civil...
Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-A0706-0018-029 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

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...
Inside Cave 11, Qumran. Credit: Shai Halevi, Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority.

Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers discern new clues to piece together Dead Sea Scrolls

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Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers have uncovered new clues about the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, providing a new glimpse into Jewish life during the final days of the Second Temple period. Researchers from...