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Bipartisan bill proposed to reclaim Holocaust-era unpaid insurance policies

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Legislation brought forth in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday would allow insurance beneficiaries to recover billions in unclaimed payments from World War II. The Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2021 was re-introduced by Rep. Debbie...
Chaim Luviner serving in the IDF's Armored Corps. Credit: Courtesy.

From the Holocaust to the IDF: Grandfather and grandson share a story of survival...

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As Israel prepared to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, a grandfather who survived the Nazi atrocities in Poland and his grandson shared a powerful story of survival and continuity. Chaim Luviner, born in 1933 in Poland,...

The future of Holocaust remembrance

Yom Hashoah is a day when Jews in their homeland and around the world remember their 6 million brothers and sisters who were so cruelly persecuted, hunted and murdered during the Holocaust. As we...
Jerusalemites stand for two minutes of silence as the siren sounds across Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 8, 2021. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel bows in memory of the 6 million annihilated in the Holocaust

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A two-minute siren wailed across Israel on Thursday, as the country stood still to commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day events got underway on Wednesday evening at a...
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Holocaust survivors represent the light that shone in the darkness

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To all soldiers, commanders and employees of the Israel Defense Forces: Holocaust Remembrance Day silences Israel and envelopes our country’s streets in quiet. The day causes us to stop our daily routines and devote some...
Six of the Bernstein siblings taken in Ylakiai, Lithuania, February 1933. Top row, from left: Arye-Leib, Ida and Benzion; bottom row, from left: Rivka, Menachem and Hinda. They were all murdered in the Holocaust except for Ida, who immigrated to Eretz Israel (Mandatory Palestine) on Feb. 5, 1933, taking this photo with her. Credit: Yad Vashem.

Yad Vashem online exhibit emphasizes the power of family

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The world will mark Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Memorial Day—on April 7-8 with particular attention on the 80th anniversary of a campaign against the Jews of Eastern Europe that was nothing short of mass murder. This...
Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann outside of the U.N. headquarters building in New York City on International Holocaust Remembrance Day for an “End Jew Hated” rally, Jan. 27, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Sami Steigmann crashes Clubhouse

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On a blustery day in late January, Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann, 81, made his debut on Clubhouse—the buzzy, audio-based, social-media platform that launched in the venture capital and Hollywood communities last spring and now connects millions...
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Germany provides $13.5 million to help Holocaust survivors get vaccinated

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The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new $13.5 million program, funded by the German government, to help Holocaust survivors get access to coronavirus vaccinations. The new Holocaust...
Lottie and Howard Marcus at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva. Credit: Courtesy.

Film to explore Holocaust survivors who gave largest-ever donation to Israel

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Stone Canyon Entertainment announced the start of production on a documentary about a couple who bequeathed nearly half a billion dollars to Israel—the largest donation in the country’s history. “Who Are the Marcuses?” will start...
Betty Grebenshikoff (left) and Ana María Wahrenberg speak on Zoom after 82 years. Credit: USC Shoah Foundation.

82 years later, reunited childhood friends torn apart by Holocaust Zoom regularly

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Two Jewish friends from Berlin who believed that each other had been killed during World War II and the Holocaust recently reunited with the help of the USC Shoah Foundation. After Ana María Wahrenberg and...