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 [...]
Yad Vashem Name Recovery Project
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.
Prior to March of the Living, my sense of Judaism was not very high. I never attended Hebrew school, and I did not have many Jewish friends. since my experience on the March of the Living in 2006, my Jewish identity has significantly increased. For a year following my experience, my madrich from my bus and I went to synagogue every Friday evening. I continue today to be involved in as many Jewish activities as I can, and I am currently living in Jerusalem for the summer. as well, I am now pursuing my bachelor of arts degree in Judaic studies.
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