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Moroccan king orders Holocaust studies added to school curriculum

By | 2018-10-05T15:51:34+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“Education has the power to fight against discrimination and racism and against the ugly phenomenon of anti-Semitism,” stated King Mohammed VI of Morocco. King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Wednesday ordered that the Holocaust be included in the school textbooks of Maghreb high schools, the Moroccan news website Le Desk reported. The report, widely circulated on social networks, indicated [...]

SURVEY EXPOSES AMERICAN IGNORANCE ABOUT HOLOCAUST

By | 2018-04-13T17:48:28+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Two-thirds of Millennials interviewed, between the ages of 18 and 34, could not identify what Auschwitz is. Forty-one percent of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz was, according to a comprehensive national survey of Holocaust awareness and knowledge among US adults. The survey, to be released Thursday, which is Holocaust Remembrance Day, by the Conference on Jewish Material [...]

Super Bowl travelers can learn stories of Holocaust survivors through ‘Transfer of Memory’

By | 2018-02-05T18:56:03+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

As thousands descend upon Minnesota for Super Bowl LII to see their heroes on the gridiron, some heroes they may not have expected to meet will greet them: Minnesotans who survived the Holocaust. These survivors are featured in “Transfer of Memory,” a full-color photo exhibition on display in Minneapolis St. Paul International (MSP) Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2 through Feb. [...]

#WeRemember Holocaust Memorial Campaign Spreads to 45 Countries

By | 2018-01-18T18:38:39+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

 A global campaign encouraging millions of people to use social media to raise awareness about the Holocaust is rapidly spreading. Will you join it? By: JNS.org and United with Israel Staff Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has launched a global campaign encouraging millions of people to use social [...]

Yaffa Eliach, pioneering Holocaust historian, dies at 79

By | 2017-01-09T16:33:20+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally published on jta.org on November 9, 2016 (JTA) — Yaffa Eliach, a prominent historian of the Holocaust who opened the first center for Holocaust studies in the United States, has died. Eliach, a Holocaust survivor, died Wednesday at 79, The Jewish Press reported. In 1974, she opened the Center for Holocaust Studies in Brooklyn. It later merged with [...]

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Ruth Gruber, journalist who helped Holocaust survivors, dies at 105

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:37+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Originally published on jta.org on November 18, 2016 (JTA) — Ruth Gruber, an American journalist who escorted 1,000 Jewish Holocaust refugees from Europe to the United States, has died. She was 105. Gruber died Thursday in her Manhattan home, The Washington Post reported. She was known for her 1944 journey from Italy to New York aboard a ship [...]

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Free CLE presentation & Viewing of Film “Denial Thursday, November 17

By | 2017-01-09T16:33:54+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Lackawanna Bar Association, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania invites you to join us Thursday, November 17 at Cinemark 20 in Moosic. Free CLE presentation by Tim Hinton at 5:45 pm Viewing of Film “Denial: The Movie and the Law of Defamation” at 7:00 pm “Based on the book History on Trial: [...]

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Mourning the Loss of Elie Wiesel

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:41+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally published by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum deeply mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, and international leader of the Holocaust remembrance movement. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, at a time when the world could not bear to remember, he could not bear to [...]

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