Posts Tagged ‘holocaust’

 

Homage to Lanzmann

editor 4 August 2018

By Paul Berman.. The ‘Shoah’ filmmaker, who died last week at age 92 (July 5, 2018), would not look away. Claude Lanzmann’s special genius was a spectacular brusqueness, which allowed him to reveal, as if with no effort at all, the patterns of thought that protect enormities under a cloak of niceties. Sometimes he was faintly droll and mordant in how he went about doing this. [Picture top right: Portrait of Claude Lanzmann, French filmmaker known for the Holocaust documentary film ‘Shoah’, at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, on March 19, 2015. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90].  (more…)

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Israel and Anne Frank’s Jewishness

editor 23 April 2018

By Caroline Glick.. On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the New Israel Fund announced it signed a partnership agreement with Anne Frank Fonds, the foundation Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, established in 1963 to administer the profits from the sales of her diary. Frank’s diary has sold more than 30 million copies in 60 languages since it was first published in 1947. Its sales and global reach make it the most famous book authored by a Jew aside from the Bible. (more…)

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Yom HaShoah 2018 / 5778 יום השואה

editor 11 April 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. (more…)

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The Hysteria over the Polish Law

editor 4 April 2018

By Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen.. BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 785, April 3, 2018

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The essence of Zionism as a national liberation movement is the Jewish People’s return to history as a sovereign actor – a nation among the nations. Insofar as the Holocaust is not the justification for its sovereign existence, Israel’s response to the Polish law forbidding Poles from being accused of involvement in Nazi crimes must take into account pragmatic considerations in the changing political arena. [Photo top right: Theodor Hertzl | Wikimedia Commons | Credit: Carl Pietzner (1853–1927) um 1909]. (more…)

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Poland Unleashes Its Own Inner Demons

editor 10 March 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. If Poland wants to demonstrate it really did have nothing to do with the Holocaust, it’s going a mighty strange way about it. A new law passed by the Polish parliament criminalizing any suggestion that Poland was involved in the Holocaust has produced a crisis in Polish-Jewish relations described as the most serious since the fall of communism in 1989. Poland is well known for its sensitivity to the false description of Nazi concentration camps on its soil as being “Polish camps.” But the new law goes much further. [Photo top right: Emanuel Ringelblum (1900 – 1944) | Photo The JDC Archives].  (more…)

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1946 U.S. Document Reveals Poles Treated Jews As Badly As Germans Did

editor 7 March 2018

By Tamara Zieve.. The report said many Jews preferred to flee, even to Germany, after the war. A declassified US State Department report from 1946 documented the abhorrent treatment of Poland’s Jews before, during and after World War II. The report equated Polish and Nazi treatment of the Jewish population and said many Jews preferred to flee, even to Germany, after the war. The document, titled “The Jews in Poland Since the Liberation,” was obtained by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and shown exclusively to The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, the same day a Polish governmental delegation arrived in Israel to discuss Warsaw’s contentious “Holocaust law,” which has caused a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. [Photo top right: A sign reading “Stop!” in German and Polish is seen at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp | Credit:REUTERS].  (more…)

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Rare color footage of the Nazis and their crimes against the Jews [disturbing content]

editor 21 February 2018

By Israel Video Network.. This video of the devil on earth – in full color – is absolutely critical to view. Hitler’s plans to systematically destroy the entire Jewish nation was so beyond the imagination of so many that the idea of anti-semitism going from occasional pogroms to massive killing and then a systematic killing of all Jews was simply beyond anything that could be imagined. This is a very important point to learn for the future. What is unfathomable can indeed become reality. (more…)

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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

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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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