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The New York Times, By Patrick Murphy April 7, 2014 Radical nationalist party’s 20% election success due in part to campaign to shed its anti-Roma and anti-Semitic rhetoric BUDAPEST (AFP) – Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party, describing itself as the EU’s “most successful radical nationalist party,” was celebrating gains in weekend elections on Monday after a campaign that sought [...]
(JTA) — A new survey of anti-Semitic attitudes in Hungary showed up to 40 percent of respondents accepted some anti-Semitic attitudes. The results were presented Monday at a news conference organized by the Action and Protection Foundation at its Budapest headquarters. The foundation, a watchdog on anti-Semitism of the Jewish community, commissioned the poll of 1,200 [...]
Haaretz, By Ofer Aderet, March 10, 2014 Her grandfather, Amon Goeth, was the notorious commander of Plaszow concentration camp, made famous in ‘Schindler’s List.’ BERLIN – A new and fascinating book landed on the shelves of the giant Dussman bookstore in Berlin a few months ago. On the cover is a picture of a black woman [...]
Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project. Unless we assume collective responsibility for completing this vital mission, some of them may be lost forever. This is a race against time, before those who remember them are no longer with us.
For more information visit Yad Vahem's Remembrance Page.
I wanted to go, not to learn more about the holocaust, but to walk those steps so that those who died will never be forgotten. I wanted to gain more of an understanding about how and why the holocaust occurred, and to have it become more of a reality that a textbook or a lesson taught frequently in class. I wanted to understand what it meant. I wanted to honour the ones who died and the ones who survived. I wanted to hear about the holocaust from those who lived it and be with them as they retraced those horrible steps. None of my friends ended up going with me, but ultimately I chose to go anyway because I felt it was important to try to understand not just to learn more facts, and that it was important to remember.