The Jerusalem Post, by Daniel K. Eisenbud, April 23, 2014 Hundreds of high school students to ride train from Budapest to Auschwitz to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. To mark the 70th anniversary of the mass deportation and murder of over 585,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II, hundreds of highschool students from across the globe [...]
The Forward, By Anna Goldenberg, April 09, 2014 Holocaust Plays Only Small Role in New Institution Dariusz Stola, the newly appointed director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, never seems to tire of discussing the groundbreaking institution’s most important mission. The bespectacled history professor, who is not Jewish, says the museum aims [...]
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 [...]
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.
… The march – I was privileged to lead the march and hold the flag with Howard. I will never forget how inspired I felt as I lead thousands of young Jews, adults, and some Polish students on the march from Auschwitz to Birkenau. We were marching the same path that the holocaust victims marched, but we were marching for life; to honor those that perished, and to recognize the importance of the Jewish people and our obligation to never forget.
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