Posts Tagged ‘holocaust’

 

WJC condemns Polish PM’s ‘absurd and unconscionable’ claim of Jewish responsibility for Holocaust, demands retraction and apology

editor 20 February 2018

By WJC.. NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has strongly condemned Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s “absurd and unconscionable” allegation at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (February 17, 2018) that Jews could be counted among the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and demanded an immediate retraction and apology from the Polish government. (more…)

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Poland’s president says he will sign controversial Holocaust bill

editor 17 February 2018

By James Masters – CNN.. Polish President Andrzej Duda says he will sign the country’s controversial Holocaust bill, but plans to send the bill to the constitutional tribunal for review. The law would make it illegal to accuse the nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust. It would also ban the use of terms such as “Polish death camps” in relation to Auschwitz and other such camps located in Nazi-occupied Poland. Violations will be punished by a fine or a jail sentence of up to three years. [Photo top right: Poland’s President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference to announce that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill | Photo credit JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images].  (more…)

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In first, Germany to compensate 25,000 Algerian Jewish Holocaust survivors

editor 7 February 2018

By Stuart Winer.. Living under the French Vichy regime which collaborated with the Nazis, they were persecuted for being Jewish; now they are eligible for a one-time payment of $3,183. The German government has agreed to recognize some 25,000 Jewish Algerians as Holocaust survivors eligible for compensation, and they will be able to apply for a one-time grant later this year, a survivors rights organization announced Monday (January 5, 2018). [Photo top right: Illustrative photo of Algerian Jewish tailors. (Courtesy of JIMENA)].  (more…)

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The Poles Use Holocaust Denial To Wash Filthy Hands

editor 5 February 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. How did Poland choose to mark the week of Holocaust Remembrance Day and the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz? Its lower house of parliament voted to criminalise the truth about Poland’s complicity with the Holocaust. Poland has long objected to the term “Polish death camps” to describe Auschwitz and other Nazi extermination camps situated in Poland. It is true that these camps were built and operated by Nazis, not Poles. It is also true that thousands of Poles regarded as dissidents were incarcerated and murdered in these camps. (more…)

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An Amazing statement from the Saudi-affiliated World Muslim League

editor 1 February 2018

By Gareth Narunsky.. For years, Saudi Arabia has been known as the leading exporter of radical Islam in the world, with its brand of extremist Wahhabism inspiring some of the most notorious hate preachers and terrorist groups around the globe.

It was also one of the world’s most antisemitic countries, as notedby Washington Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff:

“Saudi Arabia? Land of religious purity, whose king (Faisal) once celebrated the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as historical fact, whose UN representative (Jamil Baroody, 1976) once denounced Anne Frank’s diary as a forgery and claimed the murder of millions of Jews by the Nazis was fiction?”

[Photo top right: Prince Mohammed bin Salman Photographer: Luca Locatelli For Bloomberg Businessweek]. (more…)

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EU lawmakers grill visiting Iranian delegation on Holocaust denial, terror links

editor 25 January 2018

By JTA.. Tehran official dodges questions about ‘disturbing’ reports of regime spying on Israeli and Jewish targets in Germany. European Parliament members questioned a visiting group of Iranian parliamentarians about Iranian leaders’ Holocaust denial statements and threats. Jewish groups and Israeli politicians had criticized the European Union’s parliament for hosting Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who chairs the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of Iran’s parliament, and his delegation for a two-day visit to the parliament in Brussels. [Photo top right: European Parliament Building Brussels].  (more…)

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27, 2018

editor 24 January 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on Saturday January 27, 2018 commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish men and women, under whom where 1.5 million Jewish children. Also 2 million Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. (more…)

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel to honor foreign diplomats who rescued Jews

editor 24 January 2018

By Raphael Ahren.. Hoping its own diplomats would show similar bravery if needed, Foreign Ministry pays tribute to righteous colleagues with memorial in Jerusalem and exhibit to go around the world. In the summer of 1944, Albert Franko was being deported from the Nazi-occupied Greek city of Piraeus to Auschwitz, when suddenly he was taken off the train — because his wife was a Turkish citizen. His life was saved due to the personal intervention of Selahattin Ülkümen, Turkey’s consul-general in Rhodes. [Photo top right: Selahattin Ulkumen | Photo credit: Yad Vashem].  (more…)

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Holocaust survivor visits Western Wall for first time

editor 18 December 2017

By Mordechai Sones.. Avraham Takacz, a native of Donetsk and a Holocaust survivor aged close to 90, arrived in Israel as a refugee from the battle zones of the Ukraine. he fulfilled an old dream and visited the Western Wall for the first time in his life. “I dreamed about it all my life and here I am,” said Avraham Takacz, a shy smile illuminating his face. “This is a great privilege that has been placed in my lap – that I have been able to come and pray in the holiest place for the Jewish people. Until now, this place was known to me only from pictures I saw and from the television screen. And here I am finally reaching this place by myself.” [Photo top right:Avraham Takacz visits Kotel | Photo credit: IFCJ]. 

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102-year-old Holocaust survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

editor 1 December 2017

By Aron Heller.. Eliahu Pietruszka believed his brother, who escaped Warsaw ghetto, had died in a Russian labor camp, but, generations later, a Yad Vashem genealogy project led to incredible news. Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and in a frail, squeaky voice began blurting out greetings in Russian, a language he hadn’t spoken in decades. [Photo top right: Holocaust survivor Eliahu Pietruszka, right, embraces his nephew Alexandre Pietruszka as they meet for the first time in Kfar Saba, Israel, November 16, 2017. (AP/Sebastian Scheiner)].  (more…)

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