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Members of the Jewish community in South Carolina gathered to honor the nameless victims, who perished in Dachau. Photo by Allen Wallace/Chabad.org.News.

Human ashes from Nazi death camp laid to rest after 75 years

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Daniel Bouknight never knew the secret his grandfather held onto for nearly 75 years. A disabled U.S. Army veteran who served in the occupation of Germany during and after World War II, John J. Bouknight died...

The True History of the Dreidel

עס קומט באַלד דער יום־טובֿ חנוכּה און צוזאַמען מיט אים וועט מען ווידער רעדן פֿון דריידלעך. אַזוי ווי מיט אַ סך זאַכן אין דער ייִדישער געשיכטע, איז די מעשׂה וואָס אַלע קענען פֿון זייערע...

The Great Jewish Calendar Controversy

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The Jewish calendar is lunisolar, New Moons start new months and periodically, seven times every nineteen years, the rabbis insert a thirty-day month, Adar I, keeping the lunar months and the seasons synchronized. The...
Hannah and Giora Senesh (Szenes), 1924. Credit: National Library of Israel's Hannah Senesh Archival Collection.

Archival collection of Hannah Senesh comes to National Library of Israel

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In 1944, the Jewish, Hungarian-born paratrooper Hannah Senesh (Szenes) was parachuted into occupied Europe by the British in a desperate attempt to save Hungarian Jews from the Nazi death camps. Captured, tortured and executed...

November 30: Israel commemorates the expulsion of the Jews from Arab lands

On June 23, 2014 the Knesset adopted a law which designates November 30th as an annual, national day of commemoration for the 850,000 Jewish refugees who were displaced from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th...

Remembering two forgotten heroes: Ben Hecht and Peter Bergson

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On Nov. 25, 1942, a five-paragraph article, buried on page 10 of The New York Times, confirmed the deaths at that time of 2 million Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe and warned of the perilous plight...

November 20, 1945: Nuremberg Trials Begin

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On this day in 1945, 24 high-ranking Nazis go on trial before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, for atrocities committed during World War II.The Nuremberg Trials...

November 12, 1787: Jews acquire family names

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In a decree promulgated on this date in 1787, Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II ordered all Jews in the Hapsburg Empire to acquire family names. The decree came five years after the Edict of...
Jimmy Weldon. Source: Screenshot.

Jimmy Weldon, a liberator of Buchenwald, has a lot to say on life

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Jimmy Weldon, 97, is a voice actor and ventriloquist known for portraying Yakky Doodle and other Hanna-Barbera characters on “The Yogi Bear Show.” He was also once a soldier. Serving with the combat engineers...
A store damaged during Kristallnacht. Photo: German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons

November 9/10, 1938: Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass”

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November 9 marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” a major milestone in the persecution of Jews under the Third Reich and an unusually important event which took place in full...