Haaretz, By JTA, December 1, 2013 Once a rabid anti-Semite – until he discovered his Jewish roots – Hungarian politician is criticized by Montreal Jews. A speech in Montreal by a Hungarian one-time anti-Semitic extremist will proceed despite attempts to have the invitation rescinded. Csanad Szegedi, 31, a leading figure in Hungary’s neo-fascist Jobbik party for a [...]
Haaretz, By Reuters, November 28, 2013 Czeslaw Polziec’s parents went to great pains to hide Leon Gersten’s family from the Nazis; the two met for the first time since WWII on the first night of Hanukkah. For Holocaust survivor Leon Gersten, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will have a special meaning this year. He was reunited on Wednesday November 27 with the [...]
By The Associated Press and DPA, November 18, 2013 Ban Ki-Moon lays a wreath and observes a moment of silence before meeting with Holocaust survivors. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid his respects to Holocaust victims in a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau on Monday. Ban entered the Nazi death camp through the infamous ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ (Work Makes You Free) gate to see [...]
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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.
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