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Chief prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz presents documents as evidence at the Einsatzgruppen Trial. Credit: Uunited States Holocaust Memorial Museum/Courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz.

House introduces bipartisan bill to award Nuremberg trials prosecutor with Congressional Gold Medal

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A bipartisan group of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Thursday to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the last living prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials. The bill was introduced by...
A Jewish-owned shop in Luxembourg before the Holocaust. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Luxembourg to distribute $1.1 million in restitution to Holocaust survivors

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The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) announced that the Claims Conference has begun allocating $1.1 million to Holocaust survivors who are currently living in or were persecuted by German Nazis or their allies in...
The Arizona State Capitol. Credit: Shutterstock.

Holocaust Association sends educational books to prisons in Arizona

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The Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) has donated hundreds of books about the Holocaust and other genocides to prisons across Arizona. The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry thanked PHA for the books in a Twitter post last month,...
Eve Kugler exploring her childhood home at Reilstraße 18 in Halle, Germany. Credit: Courtesy.

A Holocaust survivor’s visit to her childhood home transports her to the past

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Standing in the foyer of her childhood home at Reilstraße 18 in Halle, Germany, nonagenarian Eve Kugler recalled fleeing her hometown soon after Kristallnacht when she was a young girl. Now, 83 years later,...
Alexander Schallenberg (right) meets with Dr. Volker Türk, Deputy U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, in Vienna, June 5, 2019.

‘I understand Israeli skepticism over a nuclear agreement with Iran’

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Alexander Schallenberg never imagined himself becoming chancellor of Austria. A lawyer by training, he was born in Switzerland to an aristocratic family and raised in India, Spain and France, where his father served as...
From left: Holocaust survivors at Bergen-Belsen. Harry (Chaim) Olmer, Mala Tribich, Eve Kugler and Alfred Garwood. Photo by Sam Churchill.

March of the Living UK focuses on nuance as it brings delegation to Germany...

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GERMANY—The two provocateurs who approached the group at the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany at the end of October knew what they were doing. What they probably didn’t realize was that they helped cement...
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...
“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...
Saul Friedlander in 2008. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Holocaust survivor awarded Balzan Prize honoring scientific achievements

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A historian and Israeli-French-American Holocaust survivor was one of the recipients of this year’s international Balzan Prizes, which recognizes distinguished scholars, artists and scientists. Saul Friedlander, 88, was awarded the prize for Holocaust and Genocide Studies for...