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Kyiv Chief Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich leads the memorial ceremony and inauguration of the symbolic synagogue on the site of the Babi Yar Nazi massacre. Credit: Courtesy of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.

Rabbis, Jewish world leaders unveil symbolic synagogue, prayer space at Babi Yar

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Marking Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day on the Jewish calendar—the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center unveiled the very first Jewish prayer space on Thursday. The symbolic synagogue structure was opened at a ceremony that included special prayers led...
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...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

400-plus academics, intellectuals sign letter of support for IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

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Ahead of this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place from April 7-8 this year, 400-plus academics and intellectuals from around the world have signed a letter in support of the International Holocaust Remembrance...
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, devoid of those participating in the annual March of the Living to mark Yom Hashoah, April 20-21, 2020. Credit: Marcin Kozlowski, March of the Living.

Why are Jews and Poles still arguing about the Holocaust?

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It’s a controversy in which there are no heroes, as well as one that in a more rational world no one would bother with. That’s the only way to describe the increasingly complicated brawl...
German volunteers with the "March of Life" program pose with Holocaust survivors at the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran village in southern Israel. Credit: ADI.

Young Germans move beyond the past to solidify relations in Israel, with adults and...

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On the cusp of this year’s annual Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day commemoration, a highly inimitable event took place in southern Israel. A group of young adults from Germany, including direct descendants of Nazi...
The "Field of Flags" memorial in 2019 at the University of Rhode Island. Credit: Hillel URI.

‘Field of Flags’ memorial at University of Rhode Island honors Holocaust victims

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Hillel at the University of Rhode Island has created its annual “Field of Flags” memorial in honor of  Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Wednesday night. The exhibit is set up on the Hammershlag...
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...