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A memorial at Babi Yar in Ukraine, the site of a September 1941 massacre carried out by German forces and Ukrainian collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union in World War II. Credit: meunierd/Shutterstock.

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center publishes 159 names of Nazi soldiers who murdered Jews...

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Against the background of the official commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, with the participation of the presidents of Ukraine, Germany and Israel, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) has released...
“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...
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...
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...
The Lower House of the Polish parliament called Sejm. Credit: Spandow Stock Photo/Shutterstock.

‘There is more to Polish restitution law than Lapid portrays’

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The question on everyone’s mind in Poland in recent days was what prompted Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to react in such a critical manner to their government’s decision to put a statute of...
The entrance to the Bundesgerichtshof, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, Germany, the highest court in Germany. Credit: Shutterstock.

German prosecutors prepare dozen-plus cases against Nazi war-crime suspects

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Prosecutors in Germany are getting ready to bring forward more than a dozen legal cases against elderly men and women for their alleged work at Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Prosecutors confirmed last week that a...
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, in December 1938. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court to try 100-year-old former Nazi guard

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A German court set a date to try a 100-year-old former Nazi SS guard who served at a concentration camp outside of Berlin during World War II, a spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court...

Hungary and anti-Semitism: A reply to columnist Ben Cohen

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I read Ben Cohen’s July 23 column on anti-Semitism in Hungary with great interest. Basically, I don’t consider Cohen’s article to be a bad one: as a Holocaust researcher and deputy editor-in-chief of Hungary’s largest Jewish news...