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Esther Bejarano. Source: Twitter.

Auschwitz survivor who used music to help combat racism, anti-Semitism dies at 96

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Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano died on July 10 at the Jewish Hospital in Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 96, according to The Associated Press. Born in 1924 in the French-occupied German town of Saarlouis, Bejarano...
Nazi SS guards on the arrival ramp at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp in Poland, May 1944. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum/Courtesy of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum finds new names, stories from Nazi death camp

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Archivist Ewa Bazan at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum discovered new names and stories linked to the German Nazi concentration and death camp. “We didn’t know what to expect when we started the project,” Bazan told AFP in a...
Stutthof concentration camp in Poland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court rules former Nazi concentration-camp guard, 96, ‘unfit’ to stand trial

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A court in Wuppertal, Germany, ruled on Wednesday that a 96-year-old former Nazi concentration-camp guard is “unfit to stand trial,” though noted that there is a “high degree of probability” that he is guilty...
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on Jan. 22, 2020. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Israeli, German, EU Council presidents issue statement commemorating Holocaust

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and European Council President Charles Michel issued a joint statement on Tuesday affirming their commitment to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and fighting anti-Semitism. In addition...

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...
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TikTok announces ‘zero tolerance’ for anti-Semitism, hate speech, bigotry

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The video-sharing social-networking service TikTok has expressed that it has “a zero tolerance stance” on accounts linked to anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. “We have a zero tolerance stance on organized hate groups and those...
The “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate at Auschwitz with the bitter irony of the German words: “Work Will Set You Free.” Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Auschwitz museum points out ‘hurtful and offensive’ Holocaust trend on TikTok

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The museum at the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz called a trend on the video-sharing social-networking service TikTok in which young people portray themselves as victims of the Holocaust as “hurtful and offensive.” “The ‘victims’...
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in Poland on May 10, 2017. Photo by Isaac Harari/Flash90.

Catholic Church symbolism again becomes an issue near death grounds of Auschwitz

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The protest outside the church at Birkenau during last month’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp should not have come as a surprise. The presence of Christian symbols...
World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder at Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp for ceremonies marking the 70th year of its liberation by Allied forces, January 2015. Credit: European Jewish Press.

Auschwitz liberation ceremony draws world leaders, Holocaust survivors and their families

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On the hallowed grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Monday, Holocaust survivors and world leaders gathered to commemorate the 75 anniversary of the liberation of the camp, where a stark message about the growth of anti-Semitism...
One of the most famous pictures of Jews being rounded up by Nazi Germans during the Holocaust, this from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in May 1943. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

US House passes Never Again Education Act on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Monday the Never Again Education Act, a bill that seeks to...