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The Anne Frank Children’s Human Rights Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 3, 2021. Credit: San Diego Jewish World.

New Anne Frank statue in Guatemala features famous quote from her diary

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A statue honoring Holocaust victim and teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank was unveiled in Antigua, Guatemala, earlier this month, reported the San Diego Jewish World. The Anne Frank Children’s Human Rights Memorial, which was dedicated on...
Powązki Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Oct. 25, 2012. Credit: Jolanta Dyr via Wikimedia Commons.

Warsaw’s Jewish community buries remains found of unidentified Holocaust victim

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Warsaw’s Jewish community buried the remains of an unidentified Holocaust victim on Tuesday, found in a building that was once part of the Warsaw Ghetto. “We are here as the family for a person we...
Chairman of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center Natan Sharansky (left) and Israel's Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy. Credit: Courtesy.

Knesset presents award to last survivor of Babi Yar massacre

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The Knesset held a commemoration meeting on Sunday to mark 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre, the symbol of what is known as the “Holocaust of the Bullets,” and which began on the...
Josh Mandel, a Republican candidate running for an Ohio Senate seat. Source: Twitter.

Time for both parties to repent for their Nazi analogies

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After a generation in which Holocaust education has proliferated in the United States, it’s fair to ask whether all that lip service paid to the memory of the Six Million has done as much...
Slovakian Jews being deported by the government during World War II after authorities signed an agreement with Germany in March 1942. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Slovakia apologizes for World War II laws against Jews

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The Slovakian government apologized on Wednesday for World War II-era laws that stripped Jews of their rights. On the 80th anniversary marking the adoption of the “Jewish Code” on Sept. 9, 1941, the Slovakian government...
Broward County Public Schools Department at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Credit: YES Market Media/Shutterstock.

Florida makes strides in Holocaust education after new standards prioritize source material

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The Florida State Board of Education adopted new civics and Holocaust-education standards for Florida’s public schools in July, which had been pushed by the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis. The new social-studies standards spell out what...
Jewish twins were kept alive to be used in Dr. Josef Mengele's medical experiments. These children from Auschwitz were liberated by the Red Army in January 1945. Credit: USHMM/Belarusian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photography.

Kentucky Rep. Massie tweets out analogy between mask-wearing and Holocaust

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A member of the U.S. House of Representatives is under fire for a tweet that compared coronavirus restrictions to the murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. The black-and-white image posted by Rep. Thomas...
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, August 2017. Credit: Justraveling.com via Wikimedia Commons.

Spanish university cancels course comparing Gaza to Auschwitz

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A university in Spain canceled a course that would have examined comparisons between the Auschwitz concentration camp and the Gaza Strip after facing backlash from a local pro-Israel group. The University of Santiago de Compostela’s...

My Grandfather’s Controversial Life–or Mate Amargo

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Eighty years ago, my grandfather wrote an order on August 22, 1941 to send all Jews and half-Jews from the region of Šiauliai to a ghetto in Žagarė, and within a few weeks the 2,000 Jews...
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann at his trial in Jerusalem, part of the exhibit “Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann,” January to June 2020. Credit: Israel Government Press Office.

Eichmann was turned in by anti-Nazi geologist, German paper reveals

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Sixty years after infamous Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was captured by Mossad agents and brought to Israel for trial, a German media outlet has revealed, for the first time, the identity of the person...